Harvard's 363rd Commencement

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

Maya Rotmensch '14 and Irene Chen '14, both concentrators in applied mathematics, celebrated at the SEAS Commencement Reception on May 27, 2014. (Photo by Eliza Grinnell, SEAS Communications.)

Join us once again at Tercentenary Theatre for Harvard University Commencement on May 29, 2014, as we congratulate the Class of 2014 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 231 undergraduate degrees (A.B. or S.B.) through Harvard College.

To the graduate students, we are awarding 84 master's degrees (M.E. or S.M.) and 65 doctoral degrees (Ph.D.) through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.*

Meet the Graduates

Among the Class of 2014 are Erik Kraus, who designed a new glove for a space suit; Zamyla Chan, who guided thousands of students through CS 50 and CS 50x; and Katie Cagen, who designed a tactile display for the visually impaired. To read more about the extraordinary class of problem-solvers we're sending out into the world, visit Harvard SEAS on Tumblr.

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 afternoon Commencement Address by Michael R. Bloomberg, MBA '66, will be available online at

SEAS will host a Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony for doctoral degree recipients on the lawn of Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, at 4:00 p.m. Live-streaming video of the ceremony will also be available.

News Coverage & Photos

Throughout the day, find complete Commencement coverage in news, photos, and social media at 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 #hseas14

Harvard SEAS on Tumblr—featuring a number of mini-profiles of graduating students

Harvard SEAS on Facebook—updated with photos from Commencement, the SEAS Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony, and the May 27 reception

*Degree numbers listed here were updated 5/27/14 and include degrees granted during academic year 2013-14.

News & social media

Harvard Gazette

Harvard SEAS on Twitter

Harvard SEAS on Tumblr

Harvard SEAS on Facebook

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