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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, who served two terms as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and later ran a groundbreaking presidential campaign, will deliver the 2021 graduation address at Harvard Kennedy School. The graduation address will be delivered as part of a virtual ceremony on May 27.


Monday, May 24

  • MC/MPA Mason Certificate Ceremony, 7 a.m.

Wednesday, May 26

  • Class Day Awards Ceremony, 1 p.m.
  • Degree Program Celebrations

Thursday, May 27 | Commencement Day

  • Honoring the Harvard Class of 2021, 10:30 a.m.
  • HKS Class of 2021 Virtual Graduation Celebration, 12:30 p.m.
  • Doctoral Celebration, 2 p.m.

All times are Eastern Daylight Time. Events are virtual and livestream links to follow. 

HKS graduates, review your insider's guide for more Commencement Week details.

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