Commencement

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Harvard has decided that commencement ceremonies will once again be online. HDS will participate in Harvard’s online ceremonies, and hold our own ceremonies and diploma awarding online as well. Please see a listing of events below.

HDS and Harvard Virtual Graduation Events Schedule

Harvard Divinity School

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

  • 12 pm (EDT) – HDS Harambee: Students of African Descent Graduation: (HDS community only.)
  • 5 pm (EDT) – HDS Multireligious Commencement Service (HDS YouTube).

Thursday, May 27, 2021

  • 12:30–1:30 pm (EDT) – HDS Diploma Awarding Ceremony (HDS YouTube): Featuring remarks from the Dean, the HDS Class of 2021 Student Speaker, and the reading of graduates names.
  • 1:45–3 pm (EDT) – HDS Social Gathering

Harvard University-wide

(Find more information about the events below on the Harvard Commencement website.)

Sunday, May 23, 2021

  • 12 pm (EDT) – First Gen/Next Gen Graduation

Monday, May 24, 2021

  • 5 pm (EDT) – Harvard University Lavender Graduation

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

  • 12 pm (EDT) – Harvard University Black Graduation Ceremony
  • 3:30 pm (EDT) – Harvard University Latinx Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, May 27, 2021