Commencement takes place on the fourth Thursday of May each year, with additional commencement events on the preceding Wednesday. All students who receive November, March or May degrees are invited to walk in the May ceremony. Graduating BBS students are invited and encouraged to participate in several ceremonies in May at GSAS, Harvard University and the Division of Medical Sciences (DMS), in particular the DMS Hooding Ceremony. Please note that DMS organizes Commencement activities for BBS students.

  • GSAS Breakfast with the Deans
  • Morning Exercises, Harvard Yard
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Ceremony
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Luncheon
  • DMS Hooding Ceremony

    Watch theĀ 2020/2021, and 2022 Hooding Ceremonies hosted by the Division of Medical Sciences.