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2014 COMMENCEMENT Information for faculty

For more information about the Harvard University Commencement see the links on the General Information page. See below for Harvard GSD Faculty specific commencement information.

(Download the following information as a PDF)

Commencement Week Schedule for Faculty

Tuesday, May 27th
 
 5:00 – 7:30pm Alumni Barbecue to welcome the Class of 2014
Gund Hall Front Porch and Portico Rooms
Wednesday, May 28th
CLASS DAY
4:00 – 5:00pm Class Day Speaker
Michael Van Valkenburgh,
Charles Eliot Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture

Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall
5:00 – 6:30pm Reception honoring the Class of 2014
Gund Hall 1st Floor
(Faculty encouraged to attend)
Thursday, May 29th
COMMENCEMENT DAY
7:00 – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
Portico Rooms (Gund Hall 121, 122, and 123)
8:30am Faculty who wish to participate in the morning ceremony should assemble inthe Old Yard by Massachusetts Hall in cap, gown, and hood for the Academic procession. Enter the Old Yard through the Johnston Gate, the gate next to the Church St. MBTA entrance on Mass Ave (labeled as Alumni & Faculty on this map of entrances).
Please also refer to the "Old Yard Map"  – faculties are group #9 in map.
(ID Required)
8:50 – 11:30am Harvard University’s 363rd Commencement Procession and Ceremony
Tercentenary Theater, Harvard Yard
(ID required)
11:45am Assemble in Stubbins prior to the GSD diploma ceremony
12:00pm GSD Diploma Awarding Ceremony
Gund Hall Back Yard
1:00pm GSD Commencement Luncheon
Gund Hall
(Tickets required)
2:30-4:15pm Annual Meeting of Harvard Alumni Association
Tercentenary Theater, Harvard Yard
(Tickets required)

Ordering Caps and Gowns

To participate in the Morning Exercises and the GSD Diploma Awarding Ceremony faculty must wear academic regalia (cap, gown, and hood). Regalia may be rented or purchased through the Harvard Coop.

The online regalia order form is now closed.

Faculty will receive notification at the end of May when regalia is ready for pick-up from the Office of Student Services. All rentals must be clearly labeled and returned to the Office of Student Services shortly after graduation day.

Ordering Tickets

Lunch Tickets

Tickets for the GSD Luncheon following the GSD Diploma Ceremony can be ordered in advance through the survey link sent to Faculty Announce in mid-May.

Afternoon Alumni Event

Faculty interested in attending the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association will need a ticket. Please contact Grace Scheibner directly to place your order.

The featured speaker for 2014 is Michael Bloomberg, MBA '66.

Grace Scheibner
Commencement Director, Harvard University

Phone: (617) 495-7918
Email:
grace_scheibner@harvard.edu.

 

CONTACT

Carlos Reyes
Commencement Coordinator
Harvard Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street, Suite 422
Cambridge, MA 02138

creyes@gsd.harvard.edu
T: 617.495.5453 / F: 617.495.8949

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