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Commencement 2017

Leon Starr and Rhoda Lesser Diamond brave the inclement weather on Commencement Day.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

The oldest graduates at Commencement

July-August 2017

Honorees include an architect, athletics enthusiast, and longtime University administrator.

July-August 2017

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences honorees (from left) Russell A. Mittermeier, Sarah P. Morris, Thomas F. Pettigrew, and Richard Sennett

Photograph by Tony Rinaldo/Courtesy of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Honorands whose contributions to society emerged from graduate study

July-August 2017

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Regalia update, alumni who serve alma mater, family ties, notable guests, and more features from the festival rites

July-August 2017

Mark Zuckerberg
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Words of wisdom from Joe Biden, Drew Faust, Mark Zuckerberg, student speakers, and more

July-August 2017

The 2017 honorands 

July-August 2017

Haiyang Zhao, LL.M. ’17, adjusts a rain poncho from the Law School.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Harvard’s wet 366th Commencement proved the occasion for thoughtful conversations about social media, inclusion, and the political landscape.

July-August 2017

Jonah Goldberg, Danielle Allen, A'Lelia Bundles, and E.J. Dionne at a panel moderated by Ann-Marie Lipinski (seated far left)

Photograph by Tony Rinaldo

At Radcliffe Day, participants dissected the future of journalistic integrity. 

5.30.17

Mark Zuckerberg
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Mark Zuckerberg and Drew Faust, on freedom of speech and creating “a sense of purpose for everyone”

5.25.17

Gina McCarthy

Courtesy of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Former EPA head Gina McCarthy addresses graduates at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.

5.25.17

Namit Choksi and his M.P.H. classmates (from left) Ashley Cheng, Trusha Patel, and Anu Ghuman celebrate the day. Some School of Public Health degree recipients carried rubber light bulbs bearing the message “Bright ideas for a healthy world.”

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Harvard's 366th Commencement Morning Exercises

5.25.17