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HES Alumni Weekend 2018

Join us for the alumni symposium, live now!

Join us on May 18-20, 2018 for Alumni Weekend! Come back to campus to discover, learn and connect with the alumni, and faculty that made your time at Harvard so memorable. We welcome Class of 2018 graduates! See the full schedule below.

Full Schedule of Events

Friday, May 18, 2018

3:00-7:00pm      Registration in Straus Hall, Harvard Yard

6:00-9:00pm       First night gathering at John Harvard’s Brewhouse | 33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, May 19, 2018

9:00-11:00am     Registration continues in Straus Hall

9:30-10:00am     Informal breakfast at Harvard Hall

10:00-1:00pm     Alumni Symposium at Harvard Hall Room 104 & Live-Streamed

1:00-3:00pm       BBQ Luncheon & Yard Games | Tent outside Holworthy Hall, Harvard Yard

Optional at 2:15PM-3:15PM: Join us for a tour, Tracing the origins of the Harvard Extension School

3:30-4:30pm       HEAA 50th Anniversary Trivia, Harvard Hall Room 202

6:00-9:00pm       Reception with the Dean and HES Faculty at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Sunday, May 20, 2018

7:00-8:00am       Yoga in the Yard, Harvard Yard | Meet in front of Thayer Hall (Rain back up: Science Center 309)

9:00-10:00am     Informal Breakfast & Continued Registration at Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall

10:00- 12:30pm  "The Death of Expertise" by Tom Nichols, PhD, Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

12:30-2:00pm     Lunch at Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall

3:00- 4:00pm      Shuttles provided to Sunset Dinner Harbor Cruise departure from Johnston Gate, Harvard Yard

4:30-7:00pm       Sunset Dinner Harbor Cruise on the M/V Massachusetts.*Note: this is a boat change from the M/V The Music City Queen*

Please note if you are not using our shuttle transportation the address for departure is 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110. We encourage you to arrive at 4:15PM.

7:15-8:00pm        Shuttles provided back to campus*If you opt to stay in downtown Boston at the conclusion of the harbor cruise, you are responsible for transportation back to campus.


 Full Weekend Saturday Only Sunday Only
$175 per person $100 per person $100 per Person


Housing is available once again in the dorms of Harvard Yard! Dorm rooms are available for any configuration of nights beginning Friday 5/18 through Monday 5/21 (checking out on Tuesday 5/22 by noon) for just $75/night. Please note, private rooms are not guaranteed and individuals of the same gender and/or their own guest(s) may share a room. If you would like to stay on campus, the housing deadline is May 9th. *Housing is not included in the cost of the full weekend.

Learn more about staying on campus.

Submit a proposal for the Alumni Symposium

Are you working on something that is cutting edge, and/or changing the face of communities around the country or the world? Many Harvard Extension alumni like yourself are doing amazing things and we want to hear about it to foster dialog and collaboration among alumni. We invite you to submit an application to participate in the annual Alumni Symposium! Submissions closed on April 30th. Those selected to present will be notified by May 7th.

Interested in volunteering for Alumni Weekend? Email