Commencement

Divinity School Bicentennial
On Campus

Divinity School Bicentennial

Students, faculty, and staff of the Harvard Divinity School flood into Andover Hall to observe portions of “Faces of Divinity: Envisioning Inclusion for 200 Years.” The exhibit, which explores how the Divinity School became multireligious, opened Tuesday as a part of the school’s bicentennial celebrations.

University President Drew G. Faust Addresses the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting
Commencement

Faust Calls For Character-Based Education in Commencement Address

University President Drew G. Faust outlined a vision for a university education that shapes a student’s character and values—not just their intellectual and professional development—in her annual Commencement address Thursday afternoon.

Graduate School of Education Class of 2016
Central Administration

College confers 1,661 Degrees at 365th Commencement

In a sunny and spirited Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard awarded 7,727 degrees and 11 certificates during its 365th Commencement exercises Thursday morning, including 1,661 degrees to Harvard College students and 988 to students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Steven Spielberg Commencement Speaker 2016
Commencement

Spielberg Calls On Graduates To Follow ‘Intuition’ in Commencement Speech

Renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg called on graduates to follow their intuition and avoid falling prey to overwhelming “voices of authority.” Drawing upon his own path to a career in film, Spielberg compelled graduates to follow their gut.

Behind Closed Doors - Final Clubs
Commencement

Behind Closed Doors - Final Clubs

1991 Recession Cartoon
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1991 Recession Cartoon

This cartoon appeared in the October 6, 1990 issue of The Crimson with the title: “University Falls Prey to Economic Malaise.”

1990-91 Timeline
Commencement

1990-91 Timeline

College

At Baccalaureate, Faust Tells Graduates to ‘Not Throw Away Their Shot’

University President Drew G. Faust drew on the musical "Hamilton" as she delivered an alternatingly lighthearted and serious recap of the Class of 2016’s tenure at Harvard.

Gulf War Harvard Square Protest
Commencement

Gulf War Harvard Square Protest

In this photograph from December 1990, about two dozen protesters gathered in Harvard Square, marching and shouting about the U.S. involvement in the Gulf War.

Min-Woo Park
Commencement

Min-Woo Park

Harvard Orator Min-Woo S. Park '16 delivers his speech at the College Class Day.

Mariam Jalloul
Commencement

Mariam Jalloul

Harvard Orator Mariam H. Jalloul '16 delivers her speech at the College Class Day.

Rashida at Class Day
Commencement

Rashida at Class Day

Rashida L. Jones '97 speaks at the College Class Day.

Aaron Henricks
Commencement

Aaron Henricks

Ivy orator Aaron I. Henricks '16 delivers his speech at the College Class Day. "No on is better at playing the friends of funny people than you are," he said to Class Day Speaker Rashida L. Jones '97, referencing her career which includes playing Leslie Knope's best friend Ann Perkins on 'Parks and Recreation'.

Christina Teodorescu
Commencement

Christina Teodorescu

Ivy Orator Christina M. Teodorescu ’16 delivers her speech at the College Class Day.

Class Day
Commencement

Class Day

Rashida L. Jones '97 and Second Marshal Jessica A. Barzilay '16, a former Crimson news editor, listen to speeches at the College Class Day.