Each year, the Graduate Student Council chooses eight graduating students as Commencement marshals. On the morning of Commencement, these students help the GSAS deans organize the procession from the GSAS Breakfast with the Deans into Harvard Yard. Walking at the head the procession, they proudly carry the banners of GSAS, SEAS, and Dudley House as they lead the graduating class into Tercentenary Theatre. It is a wonderful tradition and considered an honor to be chosen as Commencement marshal.
Nominations are made by members of the GSAS community, including students, the nominee’s department administrator, or Harvard faculty.
The 2017 Commencement Marshals
|Ofra Amir, PhD, Computer Science|
|Maria Devlin, PhD, English|
|Amy Gilson, PhD, Chemical Physics|
|Dawn Graninger, PhD, Astronomy|
|Nancy Khalil, PhD, Social Anthropology|
|Taylor Killian, ME, Computational Science and Engineering|
|Abhishek Malali, ME, Computational Science and Engineering|
|Julia Rogers, PhD, Biophysics|