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In the 1998 Commencement & Reunion Guide:
Step in Time - Five Seniors' Stories - Events of the Week - Harvard Calendar - Where to Go Out for Afghan? - Services Directory - Dining Guide - Shopping Guide

For details of Harvard reunions and senior events, contact the HAA Office, Wadsworth House, (617) 495-5731 or 496-alum; "haa@harvard.edu"; or "http://www.haa.harvard.edu". For details of Radcliffe reunions, contact the RCAA Office, 79 Brattle Street, (617) 495-8641; "rcaa@radcliffe.edu"; or "www.radcliffe.edu".
Also, see the Special Notice below.

The Harvard Information Center, Holyoke Center, is open Monday through Saturday, 9 to 4:45; (617) 495-1573.

Events of the Week

What some people will be up to in Cambridge...

The annual festivities conclude with addresses by Neil L. Rudenstine and Mary Robinson, LL.M. '68 (see Brevia).


50th Reunion Symposium, at 1:30. Science Center.


Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises at 11, with poet Yusef Komunyakaa and orator Edward O. Wilson. Sanders Theatre.

Baccalaureate Services for graduating seniors, at 2. Memorial Church.

Senior Class Picture, at 4. Widener steps.

Class of 1998 Clambake, at 6. Gordon Indoor Track and Tennis Facility.

Harvard Extension Alumni Banquet, at 6. Quincy House Dining Room.

Divinity School Reunions reception and dinner, from 5:30. Harvard Club of Boston.


Divinity School Alumni/ae Day. Registration and coffee from 8:45, Andover Hall.

50th Reunion Memorial Service, at 9:15 in Memorial Church, followed by Class Picture, at 10:45 on the Widener steps.

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, at 11. Steps of Memorial Church.

25th Reunion Class Picture, at 10:15. Widener steps.

Senior Class Picnic, noon. The Old Yard.

Law School Alumni Spread, 12-2. Jarvis Field, behind Harkness Commons.

Senior Class Day Exercises, at 2. Open to the public. Tercentenary Theatre.

25th Reunion Symposia, 2-3:30.

Law School Class Day Speaker, at 2:30. Holmes Field.

Kennedy School Commencement Speaker. Kennedy School Forum.

Dudley House Master's Reception, 4-6. Dudley House Dining Room.

Law School Reception, 4-6. Jarvis Field.

Divinity School Graduation Service, at 4:30. Memorial Church. Reception immediately following on Andover Hall lawn.

Masters' Receptions, at 5. The Undergraduate Houses.

Graduate School of Education Pre-Commencement Ceremony, at 5, Gutman Conference Center, followed by reception in Radcliffe Yard, 6-7.

Graduate School of Design Reception, 5:30-7:30. Gund Hall Garden.

Band and Glee Club Concert, at 8. Tercentenary Theatre.



Law School Champagne Breakfast, 7-8:30. Jarvis Field Tent.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Breakfast, 7:15. Bio Labs Courtyard.

Yard Gates open, 7:45.

Senior Class Chapel Service, 8:15. Memorial Church.

Alumni/ae Procession begins, 8:45. Academic procession follows, 9:05. The Old Yard.

The 347th Commencement Exercises, at 10. Tercentenary Theatre.

GSAS Degree-Awarding Ceremony, 11:30, at Sanders Theatre, with champagne reception at Bio Labs Courtyard.

The General Alumni/ae Spread, 11:45. The Old Yard.

Luncheon and Diploma Ceremonies for seniors, 11:45. The Undergraduate Houses.

The Tree Spread, for the classes of 1913-1947, 11:45. Holworthy, Holden, Canaday, and Phillips Brooks House Quadrangles.

Kennedy School of Government Diploma Ceremony, 11:45, followed by luncheon.

Graduate School of Design Diploma Ceremony, noon. A luncheon follows. Gund Hall Garden.

Graduate School of Education Diploma Ceremony, noon, in Radcliffe Yard, followed by lunch in Cronkhite Garden.

Law School Luncheon and Diploma Ceremony, noon. Holmes Field.

Divinity School Spread, at 1, followed by the presentation of diplomas. Andover Hall lawn tent.

Extension School Diploma Ceremonies, at 1. Loeb Drama Center.

Extension School Certificate Ceremonies, at 1. Lowell Hall.

Alumni/ae Parade begins, 1:45, in the Old Yard in front of Harvard Hall.

The Afternoon Exercises, 2:15. President Rudenstine and Mary Robinson will speak. Tercentenary Theatre.

Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus Annual Commencement Dinner, at 6:30. The Faculty Club.

Radcliffe Welcome Dinner, 6-9. Greenleaf House tent, 76 Brattle Street.


35th Reunion Symposium, 9-10:30. Science Center.

Radcliffe Commemorative Service, at 9. Memorial Church.

Radcliffe College Symposium, 10:15. Loeb Theatre.

Radcliffe College Alumnae Association Luncheon, 12:30. Radcliffe Yard.

Radcliffe College Alumnae Association Annual Meeting, 2:30. Agassiz Theatre.

35th Reunion Memorial Service, at 3. Memorial Church.


Associated African-American Harvard Alumni Reunion Gathering, 2-5. Cabot House Living Room.



Morning Exercises

To accommodate the increasing number of those wishing to attend Harvard's Commencement Exercises, the following guidelines are proposed to facilitate admission into Tercentenary Theatre on Commencement Morning:

Degree candidates will receive a limited number of tickets to Commencement. Parents and guests of degree candidates must have tickets, which they will be required to show at the gates in order to enter Tercentenary Theatre. Seating capacity is limited, however there is standing room on the Widener steps and at the rear and sides of the Theatre for viewing the exercises. Note: A ticket allows admission into the Theatre, but does not guarantee a seat.

Alumni/ae attending their major reunions (25th, 35th, 50th) will receive tickets at their reunions. Alumni/ae in classes beyond the 50th may obtain tickets from the Classes and Reunions Office, Wadsworth House.

Alumni/ae from non-major reunion years and their spouses are asked to view the Morning Exercises on large-screen televisions situated in the Science Center, Sanders Theatre, most of the undergraduate Houses, and professional schools. These locations provide ample seating; tickets are not required.

A very limited supply of tickets will be made available to all other alumni/ae on a first-come, first-served basis through the Harvard Alumni Association, Wadsworth House.

Afternoon Exercises

The Harvard Alumni Association's Annual Meeting convenes in Tercentenary Theatre on Commencement afternoon. All alumni and alumnae, faculty members, students, parents, and guests are invited to attend and hear President Rudenstine and the Commencement Speaker, Mary Robinson, deliver their addresses. Tickets for the Afternoon Exercises will be available through the Harvard Alumni Association, Wadsworth House.

~Richard M. Hunt, University Marshal

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