Ceremony Information

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Diploma Ceremony

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The school diploma ceremony is held in the Kresge courtyard between the Kresge Building and the Countway Library. The ceremony includes greetings from the Dean, a student speaker, the president of the Alumni Association and an address by an invited speaker. Each year approx 450 graduating Masters and Doctoral students have their names read from the stage and are met and congratulated by their dept. chair and Dean Frenk. As each graduate leaves the stage they are welcomed in to the Alumni Association by staff from the Office of Alumni Affairs. The ceremony is followed by an elegant reception for graduates and their guests.

This is the 2015 schedule, 2016 will be updated once it becomes available. 

12:00 PM – Seating opens in the ceremony tent in the Kresge courtyard. Because of limited seating capacity, this is a ticketed event, and those without a ticket will not be admitted.

12:00 – 1:30 PM – Pre-ordered graduate and guest lunches available in Kresge 213

1:30 PM – Graduates begin to line up for the academic procession

2:30 PM – The academic procession begins; ceremony immediately follows.

5:00 PM – (approximately) The ceremony ends and the reception begins.

The distribution of diplomas will take place during the reception.

Viewing Alternatives: The diploma ceremony will be broadcast in FXB G-11, G-12 & G-13. The ceremony will also be available via webcast.

If you have questions, please contact: Office for Student Affairs
617-432-1036, studentaffairs@hsph.harvard.edu.