Events and Schedule

Harvard Chan Awards Presentation and Celebration

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
11:30 am
Harvard Chan School (677 Huntington Avenue)
Reception to follow the ceremony

Harvard Chan Convocation

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Reggie Lewis Center (1350 Tremont Street)

9:00 am: General admission guest seating opens
9:00 am: Graduate arrival
10:15 am: Live stream begins
10:30 am: Procession begins
11:00 am: Ceremony begins
1:30 pm (approximately): Ceremony ends and reception begins

Harvard University Commencement Morning Exercises

Thursday, May 23, 2024
Tercentenary Theatre (Harvard Yard)
Commencement website

6:45 am: Guest seating opens
7:00 am: Graduate arrival at Sever Quad
7:20 am: Harvard Chan procession begins
9:30 am: Commencement Exercises called to order
12:15 pm: Commencement Exercises adjourn

University-wide Affinity Celebrations

Hosted by community partners and alumni, these student-led gatherings celebrate the diverse cultures, communities, and identities present at Harvard. These events center the cultural and community traditions and values of graduates and provide opportunities to honor those who helped them reach this milestone. These celebrations offer keynote speakers, performances, regalia accessories, and cultural celebrations.

Affinity celebrations are open to all Harvard graduates who pre-register to attend.  Those interested in participating in one or more of the affinity celebrations or ordering a regalia accessory, should complete this registration form by Monday, April 22.

Visit the affinity celebrations webpage to learn more.


Class of 2024 stories

Improving cardiac health through machine learning

Mostafa Al-Alusi, SM ’24, is a cardiologist with a passion for computer science. After graduating from Harvard Chan School’s Health Data Science program, he will continue his research on using machine learning to improve heart health.

Fighting ‘forever chemicals’

PhD student Jahred Liddie discusses his research on PFAS—also known as “forever chemicals” because of their persistence in the environment.

From public servant to public health student

After two decades as a public servant in India, Mrinalini Darswal came to Harvard Chan School to gain leadership skills in the public health field. After she graduates in May with her DrPH, her mission will remain the…

Studying by day, changing diapers by night

For married students Matt and Sally Hamm, MDs who’ve worked together as Air Force flight surgeons, Harvard Chan School’s Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program has provided an ideal opportunity to deepen their training while raising four kids.

‘I’m going to fix everyone’

Despite his challenging start in rural Jamaica, James Frater, MPH ’24, overcame enormous obstacles to achieve his lifelong goal of becoming a doctor. He then helped others dream big.

A healer’s journey

Lin Abdul Rahman, DrPH ’24, has spent a career advocating for children who have suffered sexual abuse—even as she has healed from her own childhood trauma.