Commencement 2022 is on Thursday, May 26th.

Congratulations, Seniors! This webpage summarizes Winthrop House's Commencement events and provides links to key information. 

For the most up-to-date information, go to the official Harvard Commencement page

The Harvard Alumni Office also provides information for seniors:

For guests with disabilities: For additional requests for accommodations for guests or degree candidates please email the University Disability Resources office at or call 617-495-1859.

For information about HUDS during Senior week, see the HUDS Openings & Closings page.

Winthrop House Commencement Events

Winthrop House Senior Toast and Dinner

  • Monday May 23, 6pm
  • Gore Courtyard (Toast) and Dining Hall (Dinner)
  • Sorry, no guests at dinner; family guests may come to the toast.

Winthrop House Class Day Reception

  • For graduating Seniors and their loved ones! Tickets not required.
  • Wednesday May 25, 5-6:30pm
  • Gore Courtyard


  • Thursday May 26
  • 6:30am Champagne Breakfast, Kaneb Courtyard
    • Wear your regalia, bring your Harvard ID
  • 7:00am Procession to Science Center Plaza
  • 8:00am Senior Address in Senior Center Plaza Tent
  • 8:15am Formation of Seniors in Old Yard
  • 8:50am Procession into Tercentenary Theatre
  • 9:30am Commencement Morning Excercises begins (the main, all-Harvard event)
    • Livestreamed at and shown in the Winthrop JCR for family members that can't be in the Yard.
  • 12pm Winthrop Luncheon and Diploma Ceremony
    • Luncheon will be in Kaneb Courtyard; take food and walk on Memorial Drive to Gore Courtyard to sit and eat. Tickets required for luncheon.
    • Diploma Ceremony will start about 12:40pm. Seniors should be in regalia for the Ceremony.
    • Diploma Ceremony will be recorded but not livestreamed; link will be sent to seniors a few days after.
  • 2:30pm Winthrop Diploma Ceremony finished