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Commencement 2017

Reshma Saujani

Courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Education

Reshma Saujani addresses Education School graduates. 

5.25.17

Atlantic Media owner David Bradley addresses Harvard Business School graduates. 

5.25.17

Clockwise from top left: Mark Zuckerberg, James Earl Jones, John Williams, Dame Judi Dench, Hawa Abdi Diblawe, Walter E. Massey, Michael O. Rabin, Norman R. Augustine, Sandra M. Gilbert, and Huda Yahya Zoghbi

Photographs by Jim Harrison

From Dr. Hawa Abdi and James Earl Jones to Mark Zuckerberg

5.25.17

Latin Salutatorian Jessica Glueck at rehearsal, Monday, May 22, being advised by Professor R. J. Tarrant, with whom she has studied. University Marshal Jackie O'Neill stands to the rear, as Erika Bailey, head of voice and speech, gestures.

Photograph by Lydia Carmichael/Harvard Magazine

The student speakers at Harvard’s 366th Commencement

5.25.17

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

During her speech at HLS Class Day, the former Justice Department leader explains why she defied President Trump. 

5.24.17

John Kerry addresses HKS graduates.

Photograph by Martha Stewart/Harvard Kennedy School

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,Thomas F. Pettigrew, and Richard Sennett

Photograph by Tony Rinaldo/ 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