What's on this page?

Who is this for?

Harvard College and GSAS students who are graduating, their family members, and friends

Communications and Diplomas

You will receive communications from the FAS Registrar's Office prior to Commencement to confirm your diploma. Please note that the Registrar's Office does not send communications regarding the Commencement Ceremony. 

Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement Office plans the Harvard University Commencement Ceremony. During the Commencement Ceremony, degrees are conferred by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Harvard College House Ceremonies

Following the Commencement Ceremony, Harvard College's residential communities host smaller celebrations where graduates receive their diplomas. 

  • Your House Academic Coordinator can answer many of your questions. They can also direct any remaining questions or concerns regarding your House’s Commencement Day ceremony to the right person.

GSAS Ceremonies

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences hold several events and gatherings. For more information please visit the Commencement page of GSAS' website.

Need Assistance?

Commencement Support


Wadsworth House, Harvard Yard
1341 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

  • regarding the University Commencement ceremony

ContactHouse Academic Coordinator  

  • regarding House Commencement ceremonies

Contact: The COOP

  • regarding regalia orders