The Bulletin is the student newsletter of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Printed eight times during the academic year, and updated continually online, the Bulletin profiles PhD and master's students and reports on GSAS news and events.

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


Meet the 2017 Commencement Marshals