Each May, hundreds of students graduate from Harvard Kennedy School and carry the school’s mission of public service around the world. Whether pursuing careers in government, nonprofits, think tanks, academia, or the private sector, our graduates believe that skilled leadership and smart public policy can improve people’s lives.

As they march forth to start their next chapter, the new graduates hold colorful globes aloft as a symbol of this mission, echoing John F. Kennedy’s timeless words, “the torch has been passed to a new generation."

Information about Harvard Kennedy School Commencement activities for 2019 will be posted here as soon as it becomes available. For general information about Harvard Commencement activities, details about tickets, events schedules, and locations, visit commencement.harvard.edu.

Watch events, read about exceptional graduates, and learn more about the Harvard Kennedy School Class of 2018.