Harvard Extension School Commencement 2020

To echo President Bacow’s commencement update from March 20, it is with a heavy heart we must postpone all campus-based Commencement celebrations until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local public health officials declares it safe to host large events.


On May 28, 2020, we will join the rest of Harvard, online, to award degrees so that everyone will graduate as expected. Harvard Extension School will also host its own special online event and afterwards deliver diplomas through the mail. When online commencement events are planned, we will reach out to you with more details. In the meantime we encourage you to visit the Harvard University Commencement website for answers to frequently asked questions.


A campus-based Harvard Extension School Commencement event will be held on the date Harvard University selects. At this time, we do not know what that date will be. We ask for your patience in this period of uncertainty. When we do hold commencement for the Harvard Class of 2020, it will be among the most joyous commencements in the history of the University.