Commencement Information

Harvard Commencement
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Congratulations, Dunster Seniors! This webpage has some important links to information that you will most likely need at this time.

Friends and families, please note that the entrance to Dunster House is located on Cowperthwaite Street in Cambridge. Please look for the two large columns marking the walkway to the main entrance.

Senior Desk
Open weekdays Monday, May 7, through Wednesday, May 23, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Seniors are invited to come to Senior Desk at the Harvard Alumni Association offices, located at 124 Mount Auburn Street, 6th Floor in Cambridge, to pick up all of the tickets to which they are entitled and to purchase additional tickets. This is the only way for students to pick up tickets. When students arrive at Senior Desk, they can purchase additional tickets with cash or credit card.

Dunster House Diploma Ceremony Live Stream
The Dunster House Diploma Ceremony takes place on Thursday, May 24 from 12-1:30 pm EST and will be streamed live via YouTube at this link (

Individual Photos during the Diploma Ceremony
Arrangements have been made for Commencement Photos to photograph each student as the diplomas are presented. You are under no obligation to buy them, but they will be available for a year after Commencement. If your family plans to do its own photography, please advise them not to interfere with the professional photographers. If you have any questions please contact 978-851-5924. We will distribute the form to seniors at the beginning of May.

For Event Schedule, Ticket Information, Frequently Asked Questions visit:
Graduate Information

Information on how to Rent Academic Regalia
Regalia Flier from the Coop

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Information on accessibility and requesting accommodations for guests please visit: Guests with further questions on accessibility parking needs or accommodation please  send an email to to discuss. Students seeking accommodations for themselves are encouraged to contact the Accessible Education Office at: AEO will be the best point of contact to discuss any needs you may have for the yard procession, diploma ceremony, or other events.

Official Harvard Commencement Webpage for the most up-to-date University information