2016 Harvard Graduate School of Design Commencement

An important note from Harvard University Police Department

All persons, bags, and personal items are subject to inspection before entering Harvard Yard. No backpacks of any type will be admitted. No bag or item larger than 12 x 12”x 12” will be permitted inside the Yard.

General Information
Morning Exercises Detailed information about the Morning Exercises can be found on the Harvard Commencement website.
In Case of Rain During the Morning Exercises Information on alternative viewing options for the morning exercises can be found on this page.
Afternoon Alumni Event Details regarding the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association (also known as the Afternoon Alumni Event), can be found on their website.
Maps, Locations, Directions, and Parking
Event Locations, Maps and Directions The Harvard Commencement Office has created and posted several useful maps. There is also information on parking and transportation on this page.
Interactive Harvard Campus Map Map for use from a computer.
Mobile-friendly Interactive Harvard Campus Map Map for use from a mobile device.
Guest with Disabilities (to be updated with 2016 info when available)
Guests with Disabilities The Harvard GSD welcomes family members and guests with disabilities on Commencement Day. Accessible-seating, restrooms, and other accommodations are available for individuals with disabilities in Tercentenary Theatre and at Gund Hall on Commencement Day. Visit the Harvard Commencement website for more details.
General Info 2016 University Disability Services for Commencement

Shuttle Map 2016 Commencement Day Shuttle Map. All shuttles are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Commencement Event Schedules
Guest Event Schedule  
Faculty Event Schedule  
Graduating Student Event Schedule 
Harvard University General Commencement Event Schedule
Ordering Photos and DVDs
Information about Commencement Photos. Commencement Photos, Inc. will be present at the GSD Diploma Ceremony to photograph each graduate upon conferral of his or her diploma.
Photo Order Form. PDF order form for purchasing Commencement photos.
DVD Order Form. Broadcast-quality, multiple-camera DVD recordings are available of the Commencement Morning Exercises, Undergraduate Class Day program, as well as the afternoon Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association.



For questions regarding Commencement, please send an email to or call (617) 495-5454


Resources: Commencement

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