Class Day

Larry Wilmore Speaks at Class Day

At Harvard Class Day 2023, Comedian Larry Wilmore Calls on Graduating Seniors to Pursue Their Passions

Emmy Award-winning television writer and comedian Larry Wilmore addressed the Harvard College Class of 2023 Wednesday, encouraging students to view success as a journey rather than a destination.

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Higher Education

Ruth Simmons Urges HGSE Graduates to Inspire Future Learners

Ruth J. Simmons — a former president of Brown University and the first Black leader of an Ivy League institution — told the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Class of 2023 to “nourish and inspire generations of learners” during the school’s convocation ceremony Wednesday, one day before University-wide Commencement exercises.

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Michelle Yeoh and Sanjay Gupta to Headline Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School Class Days

Academy Award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh will serve as Harvard Law School’s 2023 Class Day speaker, the school announced Wednesday. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta will speak at Harvard Medical School’s festivities.

Adjoa Andoh Addresses Class of 2021

Adjoa Andoh Tells Harvard College Class of 2021 to Leverage their ‘Global Reach’ During Class Day Dinner

British actress Adjoa Andoh, known for playing Lady Danbury in the television series “Bridgerton,” called on members of the Harvard College Class of 2021 to leverage their “global reach” and “glory in the miracle of being alive” at an in-person Class Day dinner on Saturday.

Ashton Kutcher's Address to the Class of 2020

‘You Are the People I Admire’: Ashton Kutcher Calls for Hope Amid Adversity at Class of 2020 Dinner

Actor Ashton Kutcher addressed members of the Class of 2020 at their Class Day dinner Saturday night, telling them they allowed him to maintain hope amid adversities.

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At Class Day, Michelle Wu ’07 Calls on College Graduates to Embrace ‘Veritas’ as Foundation of Changemaking

Boston mayor Michelle Wu ’07 is set to address the Harvard College Class of 2022 at today’s Class Day ceremony. Watch the ceremony live here.

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Actress Adjoa Andoh to Address Harvard College Class of 2021 at Class Day Dinner

British actress ​​Adjoa Andoh will address the Harvard College Class of 2021 at its in-person Class Day Dinner on May 28, the 2021 Class Committee announced in an email Tuesday.

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Class of 2021 to Receive Commemorative NFTs During Commencement Festivities

When the Class of 2021 returns to campus this month, they will receive more than a long-awaited on-campus Commencement — for the first time in Harvard’s history, they will also have the opportunity to claim a commemorative non-fungible token, or NFT.


Ashton Kutcher to Address Harvard College Class of 2020 at Class Day Dinner

Actor and producer Ashton Kutcher will address the Harvard College Class of 2020 at its Class Day Dinner later this month.

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Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 to Address Harvard College Class of 2022 on Class Day

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 will address the College’s Class of 2022 at this year’s Class Day on May 25, the University announced Wednesday.

Jeremy Lin Class Day

Jeremy Lin ’10 Remarks on Meaning of Success at College Class of 2021’s Virtual Class Day

Professional basketball player Jeremy Lin ’10 encouraged the graduating Class of 2021 to seek community and embrace their identities in the pursuit of success during Harvard College’s virtual Class Day Wednesday.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Names Elizabeth Warren 2021 Class Day Speaker

United States Senator and former presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren will be the speaker for the Harvard Law School Class of 2021’s virtual Class Day ceremonies, the school announced Wednesday.

Class Day 2019
On Campus

Class Day 2019

Catherine L. Zhang ’19, the First Senior Class Marshal for the Class of 2019, spoke at Class Day to her entire undergraduate cohort.

Medical School

Harvard Medical School Names Robert Satcher Jr. 2020 Class Day Speaker

Harvard Medical School announced Thursday that astronaut, chemical engineer, and surgeon Robert L. Satcher Jr. will be the keynote speaker for the 2020 Medical School and Dental School Class Day ceremonies.

Conan C. O’Brien ‘85 Speaks in Sanders Theatre

Conan O’Brien ’85 to Address Harvard Seniors as Part of Commencement Festivities

Comedian and television host Conan O’Brien ’85 will speak at the Class of 2020’s virtual Commencement celebration on May 28, Harvard wrote in an email to College seniors Tuesday afternoon.