Harvard's 362nd Commencement

Events and coverage throughout the day of festivities, fanfare, and farewells

Join us once again at Tercentenary Theatre for Harvard University Commencement on May 30, 2013, as we congratulate the Class of 2013 and wish them well in the next exciting phase of their lives.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is proud to be awarding 182 undergraduate degrees (A.B. or S.B.) through Harvard College to a class that hails from 25 different countries.

To the graduate students, who are similarly international, we are awarding 27 master's degrees (M.E., S.M., or A.B./S.M.) and 52 doctoral degrees (Ph.D.) through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.*

Events & Live Video

For general information about Commencement events and logistics, visit The gates of Harvard Yard will open to guests at 6:45 a.m., and morning exercises begin at 9:45. Live video of the day's events, including the Commencement Address by Oprah Winfrey, will be available online at

SEAS will host a Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony for doctoral degree recipients on the lawn of Pierce Hall, Oxford Street, at 4:00 p.m. Live-streaming video of the ceremony will also be available at A Networks event for alumni will follow immediately afterward.

News Coverage & Photos

For complete coverage of the day's events in news, photos, and social media, visit the following pages:

Harvard Gazette—University-wide Commencement news

Harvard SEAS on Twitter—follow @hseas and post your own photos and reflections using the hashtag #hseas13

Harvard SEAS on Tumblr—featuring a number of mini-profiles of graduating students: what they'll miss and what they plan to do next

Photos on Facebook—a slideshow from the week's events

*Degree numbers listed here were updated June 10, 2013. Master's degrees earned en route to the Ph.D. have been omitted.

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