Commencement & Hooding Ceremony

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DMS Hooding Ceremony

2022 Hooding Ceremony – Thursday, May 26, 2022

The 2022 Hooding ceremony hosted by the Division of Medical Sciences will be held at 5:15pm. Graduate check-in/photos at 4:15pm. Ticketing for graduates along with ceremony details will be emailed to graduates. We look forward to celebrating the incredible accomplishments of the Class of 2022 with their peers, family, and friends. Graduates can contact dmsdean_asst@hms.harvard.edu.

Harvard Medical School - New Research Building
77 Ave Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

2020 and 2021 Hooding ceremony – Friday, May 27, 2022

The 2020-2021 Hooding ceremony hosted by the Division of Medical Sciences will be held at 10:15am. Ticketing for graduates along with ceremony details will be emailed to graduates. We look forward to celebrating the incredible accomplishments of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 with their peers, family, and friends. Graduates can contact dmsdean_asst@hms.harvard.edu.

Harvard Medical School - New Research Building
77 Ave Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

GSAS Commencement Ceremony

2022 graduates

Following the University's program on May 26, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will hold a GSAS Diploma Awarding Ceremony. All November 2021 and March and May 2022 degree recipients are invited to register and participate in the ceremony. Please see the GSAS Commencement page for more information.

2020 and 2021 graduates

Harvard University and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will host celebrations for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 on Sunday, May 29, 2022 in Tercentenary Theatre at 8:00 a.m. If you are a 2020 or 2021 graduate, please visit Commencement for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 for details on your ceremony.

Regalia Orders for 2022 Graduates

Academic regalia is required for degree candidates in the Morning Exercises of Commencement, the GSAS Diploma Awarding Ceremony and the DMS Hooding Ceremony. Your Harvard ID will be required both when ordering your regalia online and picking it up in-store.

PhD candidates can pick up their rental regalia at the Harvard Coop (Harvard Square location) between May 19 and May 26. No reservations or pre-orders are needed for RENTALS. More information is available here.

To purchase a robe or full academic regalia, please use this order form with the Harvard Coop. University Cap & Gown also offers Harvard University–approved regalia for purchase. The deadline for all rental and custom purchase orders is Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Regalia Orders for 2020 and 2021 Graduates

Academic regalia is required for degree recipients in the Morning Exercises of Commencement, the GSAS Diploma Awarding Ceremony and the DMS Hooding Ceremony. Your Harvard ID will be required to complete your Keepsake order. All Harvard Keepsake regalia has been produced especially for the 2020 and 2021 class. It will be shipped directly to your home for U.S. residents and available for pick up at the Harvard Coop between May 19 and May 26 for International participants.