Register for Alumni Day

Friday, May 31, 2024

9:00 a.m.

Current Harvard College Interviewer Coffee & Donuts

Lyman Room (5 James Street)

Come mingle over coffee and donuts with admissions staff at the Elizabeth Cary Agassiz House. Open to all interviewers. Separate registration is required for this event.

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10:30 a.m.

Alumni Parade Line-Up

Old Yard

Gates to Harvard Yard will open on Friday, May 31, at 8:00 a.m. (ET). Those who have registered for Harvard Alumni Day are welcome to come to campus at their convenience. If you plan to participate in the all-alumni parade, please arrive by 10:30 a.m., which is when parade line-ups by School and class year will begin. Included with Alumni Day registration.

11:00 a.m.

Alumni Parade

Old Yard

Don’t miss the traditional and celebratory all-alumni parade led by the Chief Marshal of Alumni Baratunde Thurston AB ’99 and the eldest alumni in attendance through the Old Yard into Tercentenary Theatre. Included with Alumni Day registration.

11:45 a.m.

Main Program

Tercentenary Theatre

This year’s program in Tercentenary Theatre will welcome a special featured alumni speaker, musical performances, remarks from Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber AB ’77, PhD ’82, and the celebration of the 2024 Harvard Medalists. Included with Alumni Day registration.

1:00 p.m.

Yard Party

Old Yard and Tercentenary Theatre

Join your friends—and make new ones—at the all-alumni Yard Party with lawn games, photo ops, food and beverage trucks, and more, immediately following the speaking program. Included with Alumni Day registration.

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2:00 p.m.

Radcliffe Institute Open House

Radcliffe Yard (10 Garden Street)

The Radcliffe Institute invites you to join us for an open house in Radcliffe Yard to reconnect with friends and classmates and to learn more about the work of the Radcliffe Institute today. Light refreshments will be provided in Fay House; selections from the Radcliffe College archives will be on display in the Schlesinger Library; and the Institute’s current gallery exhibitions, Rewrite, Organize, Remix: Visions of Feminist Organizing and A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture will be on view. Separate registration is required for this event.

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3:00 p.m.

Climate Change: What’s Happening and What Harvard is Doing About It (Hosted by the Salata Institute for Climate & Sustainability)

Askwith Auditorium at Longfellow Hall (13 Appian Way)

The discussion will examine the state and stakes of climate change in 2024 and delve into what comes next. Additionally, it will highlight the forthcoming Harvard Climate Action Week, which will also address this theme and feature how Harvard's climate research and expertise are driving real-world climate solutions. Separate registration is required for this event.

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3:30 p.m.

Preserving Our Stories: A Celebration of the Radcliffe Oral History Project

Knafel Center, Radcliffe Yard (18 Mason St) or Zoom

The event will recount some memorable moments from the interviews with alumnae of the classes of the 1940s to 1970s followed by a reception for alumnae and interviewers to meet, mingle and reminisce. Separate registration is required for this event.

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4:30 p.m.

Climate Conversations: How We Can Take Action (A OneHarvard Alumni Event)

Gutman Conference Center (6 Appian Way)

This One Harvard event will gather alumni from across graduate schools to ask the question: what can we do to help our communities address the challenges of climate change? This interactive session will introduce you to alumni from different backgrounds and areas of expertise, to brainstorm discrete actions we can take to tackle the climate crisis. Join us to meet new friends, get creative, and start something that only a united Harvard alumni community can accomplish. Separate registration is required for this event.

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5:00 p.m.

Generations of Pride: Alumni Reflect on LGBTQ+ Experiences

Askwith Auditorium at Longfellow Hall (13 Appian Way)

From navigating university life to forging careers in various fields, a panel of LGBTQ+ alumni will offer insightful reflections on their experiences spanning different generations. Explore the evolving landscape of LGBTQ+ identity through the lens of those who have lived it firsthand. Whether you're a member of Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus, friend, or ally, come be inspired by the rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ stories that have shaped the past and continue to shape the future. Separate registration is required for this event.

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