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Commencement 2017

Sally Yates
Photograph by Heratch Ekmekjian/Courtesy of Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School’s Class Day featured  former acting attorney general Sally Yates. 

5.24.17

John Kerry

John Kerry

John Kerry addresses Kennedy School graduates. 

5.24.17

Photograph by Jim Harrison

In his Class Day address, the former vice president urged graduating seniors, “You have to engage.”

5.24.17

The newly commissioned officers received a group round of applause near the close of the ceremony. From left, they are second lieutenants Rachel Milam, Luke Pumiglia, and Michael Murray, ensigns John Holland and Lauren Mandaville, and second lieutenant Kira Headrick.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

At the ROTC commissioning ceremony, six new officers join the U.S. armed services.

5.24.17

From left: Russell A. Mittermeier, Sarah P. Morris, Richard Sennett, and Thomas F. Pettigrew

Courtesy of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences honors four alumni whose contributions to society emerged from their study at Harvard.

5.24.17

The honorands’ doctoral robes, with the crow’s feet restored

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Updates for the engineers and the honorands: Harvard regalia sightings, for connoisseurs

5.24.17

Stoles from Latinx Commencement read “Class of 2017.”

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Latinx Graduation, featuring origin stories, hundreds of well-wishers—and Mariachi Veritas de Harvard

5.24.17

Drew Faust poses with 2017 class marshals 

Photograph by Jim Harrison

The 2017 Baccalaureate address

5.23.17

Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle

Photograph by Jim Harrison

At the 2017 Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises, Sherry Turkle and Mark Doty spoke about connection and conscience.

5.23.17

Students wait to receive their stoles at Black Commencement.

Photograph by Stu Rosner

A new ceremony honors black graduates across Harvard’s schools. 

5.23.17

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5.22.17

From left: Henry Cobb, A. Clayton Spencer, and Warren Little

Courtesy of Harvard University

This year’s honorees include an architect, athletics enthusiast, and longtime University administrator. 

5.19.17