Classes of 2020 and 2021 Commencement


Sunday, May 29, 2022 (All day)


Class of 2021

Harvard University and Harvard School of Dental Medicine will hold commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 29, 2022, for the Classes of 2020 and 2021.

University-Wide Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 29, 8am | Harvard Yard

President Bacow will recognize the degree recipients of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. Morning exercises are held rain or shine in Tercentenary Theatre and will be livestreamed on the Harvard home page.


Tickets: Each graduate is eligible for 3 guest tickets to the morning ceremony. The gates to Harvard Yard 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.


For accessibility needs on the Longwood campus, please contact for assistance.


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 2020 and 2021 Graduation activities.


Class Day Lunch

Sunday, May 29, 11am-12:30pm| HMS Quad

Class of 2020 and 2021 DMD/MD graduates are invited to a class day lunch reception.

3 tickets allotted per graduate.


Class Day Ceremony

Sunday, May 29, 1pm | HMS Quad

Reception to follow.

Class of 2020 and 2021 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).

3 tickets allotted per graduate.


AGE Champagne Brunch

Sunday, May 29, 11:00am| Elements Café, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center (77 Avenue Louis Pasteur)

All AGE graduates from the Class of 2020 and 2021 are invited to a champagne brunch.

3 tickets allotted per graduate.


Information about specific timelines and other details are distributed directly to graduates. To ensure you receive updates, if you haven’t already, please claim your HarvardKey, the University’s unified online user credential, and update your contact information.


Use #HSDM2020 and #HSDM2021 to share your celebrations on social media.


See also: Alumni Event