Get ready to mark your calendar! Whether you’re looking for opportunities to build your Harvard network, learn something new, gather as a community, or show off your Crimson pride, the HAA has you covered.

From our annual Global Networking Night and Welcome to Your City events hosted by Harvard Clubs and Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) Shared Interest Groups (SIGs), to Commencement and the Game, as well as ongoing series like our Unity Webinars, there’s no shortage of opportunities to engage with your worldwide Harvard community throughout the year.

This page features popular alumni events that happen annually and are sponsored by Harvard University, the HAA, Harvard Clubs, or HAA SIGs. Harvard Clubs and HAA SIGs are alumni-governed and independently financed.

Check out some of the featured events and programs we’re all looking forward to.

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Welcome to Your City

Join fellow recent alumni in your local area for a Welcome to Your City event on Thursday, October 21, 2021 to explore and expand your Harvard community and to welcome members of the Class of 2021 to their new cities! 

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The Game

Each year, Harvard and Yale vie for bragging rights in a football rivalry dating back to 1875. As the second-oldest rivalry in college football, the Harvard-Yale game is more than just a football game. It’s The Game.

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Global Networking Night

Looking to build your Harvard network? The Harvard Alumni Association’s annual Global Networking Night (GNN) is a great way to do that! This year, GNN was held on Thursday, January 21, 2021, as a virtual event series, allowing alumni to connect with each other through location-based events in their area and through professional interest-based events. 

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Commencement

The Harvard community gathered online on Thursday, May 27, to award degrees and celebrate the achievements of our graduates. The principal address was delivered by Ruth Simmons. President Simmons—now at Prairie View A&M University after serving as president at both Smith College and Brown University—is among America’s foremost advocates for higher education.

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HARVARD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:

151st Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association

This program was a celebration honoring the accomplishments of Harvard's extraordinary global alumni community. Featured speakers included President Lawrence S. Bacow JD ’76, MPP ’76, PhD ’78 and Kevin Young AB ’92, Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Check out the full event recording.

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Harvard Alumni Association Presents:

Unity Weekend: Celebrating Harvard Alumni of Color

September 23-25, 2021

Open to all in the Harvard community, Unity Weekend, a three-day virtual conference, served as a forum for diverse communities to come together for candid conversations on complex issues at the intersection of identity, inclusion, and impact.