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Find information about Commencement, including tips for students and their guests, the schedule, ordering tickets and regalia, and more.

Commencement is the culmination of all your efforts to earn a graduate degree. 

An all-day affair, Commencement provides multiple opportunities for celebration, including a Dean’s Reception, Harvard’s Commencement Exercises, the Diploma Awarding Ceremony, and the Luncheon and Champagne reception. In this section, you can learn about the Commencement schedule, broadcast details, and information for the day.

Diploma Awarding Ceremony Broadcast

Harvard's Commencement Exercises Broadcast

Parking and Transportation 

Transportation in and around Harvard Square around Commencement can be difficult. Taxi and ride-share services will provide the closest pick up and drop off to various locations but may be difficult to arrange. Parking is available for all guests at the Soldiers Field Park garage, and shuttle service will regularly bring guests from the parking area to Harvard Square. 

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