Commencement

***THIS INFORMATION IS RELEVANT ONLY FOR THIS PAST COMMENCEMENT OF 2018**

New information about 2019 will be posted by November 1st.

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Congratulations, Seniors!  Commencement this year is on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

For the most up-to-date information on logistics of the day, parking, and university events, go to the Official Commencement Webpage.   The Harvard Alumni Office also provides information for seniors.

LOWELL HOUSE SCHEDULE FOR COMMENCEMENT DAY

6:30 am Piper's Greeting at the front door of 1201 Massachusetts Avenue.  Members of the Senior Class and Senior Common Room meet for breakfast in the Dining Hall (in academic regalia)

7:25 am Senior procession forms in front of 1201 Massachusetts Avenue to proceed to Harvard Yard for Senior Chapel. All Seniors should be present, in robes, with HUID in hand. 7:30am procession departs.

9:00 am Morning Exercises, Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard. Non-ticket holders may view Morning Exercises in the Pechet Room or Stewart Room (1201 Mass. Ave.) or in the Barker Center.

11:45 am Boxed lunch for Lowell House Seniors and their guests must be picked up at the Dining Hall, 1201 Mass. Ave. *All Seniors and guests will need a lunch ticket to retrieve a boxed lunch*   Lunch seating will be in the Lamont Library Courtyard on Quincy Street (extra ad-hoc seating will also be available in the Barker Center). *No tickets are needed to enter Lamont Library Courtyard*

12:45 pm Presentation of all diplomas by the Lowell House Deans, Lamont Library Courtyard, Quincy Street

2:15 pm Afternoon Exercises, Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard Yard. Non-ticket holders may view Morning Exercises in the Pechet Room or Stewart Room (1201 Mass. Ave.) or in the Barker Center.

PUBLIC BATHROOMS ARE LOCATED AT 1201 MASS. AVE.  OR IN THE BARKER CENTER ON QUINCY STREET

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Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Information on accessibility and requesting accommodations for guests may be found on the UDS Website and the Commencement Office website.  

Ticket Exchange: Students wishing to request an exchange for accessible seating tickets may find information on the process on the UDS and Commencement Office websites. Accessible seating tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be distributed until all tickets are gone.

Students with disabilities: Student seeking accommodations for themselves are encouraged to contact the Accessible Education Office at: aeo@fas.harvard.edu. AEO will be the best point of contact to discuss any needs you may have for the yard procession, diploma ceremony, or other events.