The Info Booth

On both Class Day and Commencement Day the Harvard Law School Dean of Students Office Staff and Commencement Staff (in Crimson shirts) will be stationed at the Harvard Law School Information Booth.

The Information Booth is a tent located conveniently outside of Harkness Commons on the Harvard Law School Campus, in between Holmes Field and Jarvis Field.

We encourage both graduates and guests to utilize the Information Booth as an information hub during all of the Commencement activities. Any questions or issues can be addressed at this booth. The staff at the booth will also be able to locate a member of the Commencement Staff (wearing a Crimson Shirt) who will be able to assist you if needed.

Functions of the Information booth include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Graduates who have not picked up their Commencement tickets before May 25th, can do so on May 25th and 26th at the Information Booth.
  • On the morning of May 26th, lanyards to be worn by all graduates (with their regalia) will be distributed from the area around the Information Booth.
  • If severe weather affects planned activities, information about changes will be available at the Information Booth.
  • If the severe weather plan is in effect, ponchos will be distributed from the Information Booth.
  • For any type of assistance, or with any question (or if grads or guests just want to stop in for water, candy, or to chat!), please head to the Information Booth.

Disability Accomodations

Accommodations are available for persons with disabilities on both Class Day and Commencement Day. To obtain information about available services, graduating students should contact:

Harvard University Ceremonies – Mary Thomas, Director, University Disability Services
Holyoke Center, Room 547
(617) 495-1859
TTY (617) 495-4801

Harvard Law School Ceremonies and Events - Natalie Rios, Staff Assistant
WCC 3039

Please note that seating is available by reservation and ticket only. Reservations must be made through the Coordinator’s Office.

The deadline for disability arrangements is Friday, April 27, 2012, however, it is recommended that you make them prior to the deadline, as soon as you know that guests need these services.

Ceremony Broadcasts

The Harvard University Commencement Exercises and the Law School Ceremony are televised live in several Law School venues: Pound Hall Classrooms 100, 101, 102, and 107 and in Harkness Commons. In addition, the University ceremonies will be shown on local cable television (Comcast) on Channel 12 in Boston and Channel 54 in Cambridge.

A webcast of the Law School diploma ceremony will be available online through the Harvard Law School Commencement website one week after the event.

Good To Know

This page is designed to provide guests, family members, and visitors who will be joining us for Class Day on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 and Commencement Day on Thursday, May 24th 2012 with all of the information that will help to make your time at Harvard Law School seamless and special.

  • CLASS DAY – Information about the activities on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012.
  • COMMENCEMENT DAY – Information about the activities on Thursday, May 24th, 2012.
  • CEREMONY BROADCASTS – Information about indoor on-campus ceremony viewing.
  • DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS – Information for those needing to accommodations ahead of time for any guests or family members with disabilities.
  • INFORMATION BOOTH – visit the Information booth for any and all questions throughout the commencement activities.
  • LODGING INFORMATION – Information on where to stay while in the area for Commencement.
  • TRANSPORTATION – Information on the various types of transportation in Cambridge during Commencement week.
  • FLOWERS – Order flowers to give to your graduate on Commencement Day.
  • REMEMBERING COMMENCEMENT – Information about ordering your student’s graduation photo or a DVD of the events.
  • SECURITY – Information on security at commencement activities
  • TICKETS – Though tickets can only be ordered and picked up by graduates, find out details about how many tickets are available to each event.
  • WEATHER – Check out the weather reports for Cambridge, MA 02138, as activities are scheduled to be celebrated outdoors.
  • RAIN PLAN – Review the HLS Commencement Rain Plan. If the weather should become extreme, plans for outdoor activities may change.
  • WHAT TO WEAR – Advice for guests on what to wear to the various Commencement activities.

Though the majority of the logistical information regarding Commencement does get sent directly to graduating students, please feel free to visit the INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS site to see information that they are receiving about the upcoming events.