Abbreviated Commencement Checklist

Please Note: This information is accurate at the time of printing; however, please refer to the Commencement tab on myHBS for the most complete, accurate and up-to-date Commencement information and announcements.

For graduation, please complete the following activities by the specified deadlines. If you have any questions, please stop by MBA Student & Academic Services Office, 2nd Floor, Spangler Center, or contact us by phone (617.495.6087).

4 March 25-April 18 – Order caps and gowns in the HBS Coop (rental rates: $57 for MBA, $85 for doctoral candidates)

4 April 2, 12:00 pm – Application deadline for Harvard University Graduate Speaker Competition. If you are selected you will hear from the Commencement Office

4 April 15 – Preliminary auditions for the HU Graduate Speaker Competition

4 April 18 – Last Day to order cap and gown at the HBS Coop (after this date, graduating students must pay the $25 late fee to order)

4 April 24 – Final Auditions for the HU Graduate Speaker Competition

4 April TBD – Complete the EC Year End Survey

4 May 15 – Deadline to complete EC Career Survey

4 May 16 – Make special seating arrangements for persons with disabilities. Contact Marie Trottier of Harvard University at 617.495.1859 and Kelly Diamond of Harvard Business School at 617.495.6742 to make these arrangements.

4 Final student bills mailed (including HPRE rent for June and any additional months, if relevant)

4 Final HU telephone office bills to be mailed out

Late May
4 Final term bill payment due

4 May 27-June 4 – Cap and Gown pickup at Spangler Hall, 2nd Floor, East Project Rooms (rooms 277-280), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4 June 2-4 – Pick up Alumni Program Gift outside Spangler, 2nd Floor, Project Rooms

4 June 5 – Late Cap and Gown pickup at 7:00am in the Coop

4 Thursday, June 5 – Monday, June 9 Return Cap and Gown to Spangler Hall, HBS Coop Corridor, lower level. Note: All rentals must be returned. If you are unable to attend graduation, please notify the Coop at 495.6592 before June 5 to cancel your order.

Please be sure to check the Commencement page of myHBS regularly for updates and additional information.