Commencement 2018

We’ll be showing the Morning Exercises live on screens throughout the house. Links to live feeds are below. Info on Morning Exercises is at


Live Streams of Commencement Events

Class Day

Wednesday 2:00 p.m.

Morning Exercises Online

Thursday 8:15 a.m.

Morning Exercises TV Broadcast

Thursday 8:15 a.m.

Comcast Cable channel 283

Adams House Diploma Ceremony

Thursday Noon

Afternoon Exercises

Thursday 2:30 p.m.

Adams House Class Day Master's Reception
Open to Graduates and their guests, no tickets required
Wednesday, May 23rd
5:00 p.m. Adams Dining Hall

Adams House Commencement Morning Exercises Simulcast
Open to graduate’s guests, no tickets required
Thursday, May 24th
Adams House Upper & Lower Common Rooms 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
LCR is ramp accessible via the C-entry door closer to Mt. Auburn.

Adams House Diploma Ceremony - Randolph Courtyard
Open to Graduates and their guests, no tickets required, no reserved seating, ramp access on Linden Street.
Thursday, May 24th
Noon, immediately following Morning Exercises

Apthorp Yard Map

Adams House Commencement Luncheon
Thursday, May 24th
1:30 p.m., immediately following Diploma Ceremony
All are welcome to the luncheon, however please note: tickets for the lunch are necessary. There is no charge for seniors and each senior receives two free tickets for guests, which will be part of your packet from Senior Desk. Additional tickets may be purchased at Senior Desk. Tickets will also be available on Commencement day at lunch. Please note there are three buffet lines to keep everything moving. Ramp access at B-entry, so regardless of last name anyone with someone uncomfortable with stairs should enter lunch via B. As many as 800 guests intend to have lunch at Adams House following the Diploma Ceremony. Please be patient – everyone will be served. There is seating throughout C and in Randolph Courtyard.

Please reach out to Edison, our dining hall manager, with any allergies or dietary restrictions of your guests attending the commencement day lunch.


For information about commencement events outside Adams House visit
Senior Desk is open weekdays begining May 7th 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 124 Mt. Auburn Street, 6th floor. You must pick up your own tickets. See HAA's info on their site
Info from University Disability Services and



If there is poor weather, the Adams House Diploma Ceremony will be in the Malkin Athletic Center.  The MAC gym can be reached by elevator, but most guests should take the stairs as the elevator is very small and will not efficiently move the crowd.  We will also be streaming the ceremony to screens throughout the House. 
See map for the Malkin Athletic Center below.