Tickets for Morning Commencement Exercises
Each graduate is entitled to two guest tickets for the Morning Exercises in the Yard on Thursday morning. These tickets will be available to the graduates from the Registrar's Office. Tickets do not guarantee seating, so parents and guests of degree candidates should plan their arrival accordingly.
On Commencement morning, the Harvard Yard gates will open at 6:45 am. No one without a ticket will be admitted to Harvard Yard in the morning.
The Morning Exercises are mostly ceremonial; some families and friends may prefer to avoid the large crowd and instead enjoy a large-screen viewing of the Morning Exercises in the Sperry Room in Andover Hall at HDS. The exercises will also be broadcast in the Science Center and Sanders Theatre, which are very close to Harvard Yard and the Memorial Church. Tickets for these venues are not required.
Tickets for Afternoon Exercises
Tickets are required for the Afternoon Exercises and will be available to graduating students from the Registrar's Office. Each student will receive three free tickets. Tickets do not guarantee seating; graduates will need a ticket to gain entrance to the Afternoon Exercises.
Tickets for the Commencement Luncheon
Ticket reservations for the Harvard Divinity School Commencement Luncheon for graduating students and their guests will open on Friday, April 1, 2016. Each graduating student will receive one free luncheon ticket for themselves; additional tickets will be available for a purchase for $25. Vegan, vegetarian, kosher, and halal options will be available; we will endeavor to assist with all food allergies and/or dietary needs and requirements will also be accommodated upon request. Ticket sales will close on Friday, May 13, 2016.
Following the deadline, please note that a limited number of additional tickets will also be available for $30 on Commencement day in Andover 201, but the choices will be limited and will not include kosher, halal, or meals prepared to meet specific food allergies and/or dietary needs and requirements.