Commencement Ceremony 2024

Commencement Ceremony in blue lettering against a white and blue patterned backdrop.

When: May/23,/2024


12:00PM – 03:00PM

Live Stream and Captioning
A live stream for this event will be available on this page at the scheduled start time. Live English closed captioning is available by clicking the “CC” icon at the bottom of the player window. If the live stream player is unavailable in your region, a secondary stream is available here.

In addition, live captioning and automated translations are available at this link. The following language translations are available: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Persian, Thai, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Korean.

Commencement for the academic year 2023–2024 will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Commencement Day activities include ceremonies in Harvard Yard and at the GSD, and the Harvard Commencement Address. The GSD Diploma Ceremony is expected to begin between 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. However, we advise graduates and guests to allow for flexibility in their plans. 

Please visit the GSD’s Commencement Week page for more information. You may also wish to view the university-wide Commencement site.

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the Public Programs Office at (617) 496-2414 or [email protected].