Class of 2022 Commencement

2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Harvard University and Harvard School of Dental Medicine will hold graduation ceremonies on Thursday, May 26, 2022. 

Harvard Yard decorated for commencement

University-Wide Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 26 | Harvard Yard
President Bacow will confer degrees on graduates of all Harvard University schools. Morning exercises are held rain or shine in Tercentenary Theatre and will be livestreamed on the Harvard home page. 

Tickets: Each graduate can get 2 guest tickets to the Gates in Harvard Yard which will open at 6:45 a.m. for guest seating in Tercentenary Theatre, Seating is limited and not guaranteed. 

Accessibility: For the Commencement Exercises in Cambridge, MA, there is reserved, accessible seating section in Tercentenary Theater. For more detailed information on accessibility at the Commencement Exercises in Cambridge visit the University accessibility website.


Shuttle: Shuttle bus service between the Longwood and Cambridge will be available throughout the day to graduates and their families. No ticket is required to use the shuttle. Shuttle bus schedule to follow.


Visit the University website for more details about Harvard 2022 Graduation activities. 

Class Day ceremony

Class Day Lunch

Thursday, May 26, 11:30am | HMS Quad
Class of 2022 DMD/MD graduates are invited to a class day lunch reception.

Class Day Ceremony

Thursday, May 26, 2:00pm | HMS Quad
Class of 2022 DMD/MD graduates will receive their diplomas during the Class Day ceremony. Friends and family of HMS and HSDM graduates can view a livestream of the Class Day ceremony (page goes live on the day of the ceremony). A video recording of the ceremony and speeches will be posted following the event.

Class Day Speaker: Joia Mukherjee, Chief Medical Officer, Partners in Health, and associate professor, Harvard Medical School

AGE Program Banquets

Each advanced graduate program at HSDM offers a program-specific banquet to recognize the graduates of their program. For details about these events, please contact the relevant Department Administrator or Program Director.

Information about specific timelines and other details are distributed directly to graduating students. 

Use #HSDM2022 to share your celebrations on social media.