Commencement/Convocation

Jesuit Historian Honored at Harvard

Jesuit Historian Honored at Harvard

June 6, 2016

Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J., director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, writes about John O'Malley, S.J., who was awarded a Centennial Medal by the Harvard Alumni Association.

Multireligious Commencement Service

Kindness Is "a Powerful and Subversive Thing"

June 3, 2016

Reverent and self-deprecating—but always eclectic—Harvard Divinity School's Multireligious Commencement Service might well have been the loftiest, and yet the least pompous, celebration on the University's calendar.

Cheryl Giles

A Commencement Prayer

June 1, 2016

The chaplain chosen to offer the opening prayer during Harvard's 2016 Commencement Morning Exercises was HDS faculty member Cheryl Giles.

Kimberley Patton

The Power of Kindness

May 31, 2016

Professor of the Comparative and Historical Study of Religion Kimberley C. Patton was the faculty speaker during the Multireligious Commencement Service on May 25, 2016. Below are her remarks:

Commencement 2016

2016 HDS Commencement Storify

May 31, 2016

On Wednesday, May 25, and Thursday, May 26, HDS and Harvard University celebrated Commencement. At HDS, 130 degrees were awarded to graduating students. Proud family members and friends, staff, alumni, and the students themselves, shared pictures, videos, and thoughts about Commencement on social media.

Erez Golan, student speaker at the 2016 Diploma Awarding Ceremony. / Photo: Michael Naughton

The Divinity Reward

May 26, 2016

Erez Golan, MTS '16, was selected by his student colleagues as the class speaker for HDS Commencement 2016. The following remarks were delivered by Golan at the Diploma Awarding Ceremony on May 26.

Harvey Cox

The Troublesome Subject of Theology

September 2, 2015

Professor Harvey Cox wants HDS students and his fellow faculty members to be troublemakers. After all, it's part of the job.