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)

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.

Contact Carlos Reyes with questions.

Carlos Reyes
Commencement Coordinator, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

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

Commencement Week Schedule for Faculty

Tuesday, May 27th

Faculty lunch tickets distributed to department administrators

Wednesday, May 28th


4:00 – 5:00pm

Class Day Speaker
Gund Hall back lawn

5:00 – 6:30pm

Reception honoring the Class of 2014
Gund Hall 1st Floor
(Faculty encouraged to attend)

Thursday, May 29th


7:00 – 8:00am
Continental Breakfast
Portico Rooms (Gund 121, 122, and 123)

Faculty who wish to participate in the morning ceremony should assemble in the 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 map linked below). Please bring ID with you.

Please refer to the "Old Yard Map" (link below) – faculties are group #9 in map.

8:50 – 11:30am
Harvard University’s 363rd Commencement Procession and Ceremony
Tercentenary Theater, Harvard Yard

Assemble in Stubbins prior to the GSD diploma ceremony

GSD Diploma Awarding Ceremony
Gund Hall back lawn

GSD Commencement Luncheon
Gund Hall
(Tickets required)

Annual Meeting of Harvard Alumni Association
Tercentenary Theater
(Tickets required)

Resources: Commencement: For Faculty

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