HES Alumni Weekend 2018

Join us on May 18–20 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. Class of 2018 graduates welcome! See the full schedule below.

Register now

Pricing per person

 Full Weekend Saturday Only Sunday Only
$175 $100 $100


Housing is available once again in the dorms of Harvard Yard! Dorm rooms are available for any configuration of nights beginning Friday. May 18, through Monday, May 21, (checking out on Tuesday, May 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 9. 

*Housing is not included in the cost of the full weekend.

Learn more about staying on campus

Schedule of Events


  Event Location
Friday, May 18
3–7 pm Registration Straus Hall, Harvard Yard
6–9 pm First night gathering John Harvard's Brewhouse
Saturday, May 19    
9–11 am Registration continues Straus Hall, Harvard Yard
9:30–10 am Informal breakfast Harvard Hall
10 am–1 pm Alumni Symposium Harvard Hall, Room 104 and live-streamed
1–3 pm BBQ luncheon and Yard games Harvard Yard
2:15–3:15 pm Optional tour: Tracing the Origins of the Harvard Extension School  
3:30–4:30 pm 50th Anniversary fireside chat Harvard Hall, Room 202
6–9 pm Reception with the Dean and HES faculty Harvard Museum of Natural History
Sunday, May 20    
7–8 am Yoga in the Yard Harvard Yard, meet in front of Thayer Hall
9–10 am Informal breakfast and continued registration Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall
10 am–12:30 pm The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols, PhD Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall
12:30–2 pm Lunch Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall
3–4 pm Shuttles to Sunset Dinner Harbor Cruise  
4:30–7 pm Sunset Dinner Harbor Cruise  
7:15–8 pm Shuttle 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

Interested in volunteering for Alumni Weekend?

Email alumni@extension.harvard.edu

Event Details


Various locations
Cambridge, MA 02138


May 18, 2018 6:00 pm