On Saturday, May 13, friends, families, faculty, staff, and students gathered in Alumni Field House for Haverford’s 185th Commencement.
Commencement for the class of 2024 will be held on May 18, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., in the Alumni Field House.
Tickets are not required for Commencement, nor is there a limit to the number of guests graduates may invite.
Class of 2023 Commencement
On May 13, 2023, the College held its 185th Commencement ceremony, celebrating the accomplishments the Class of 2023.
- Online Commencement Program
View the outline of events for Commencement Weekend. Tickets are not required for Commencement, nor is there a limit to the number of guests graduates may invite.
Families & Guests
Details for parking, photography, accommodations, answers to commonly asked questions, and more.
Hometown News Release
We encourage all members of the Class of 2022 to share news of this milestone with their hometown newspaper(s) and websites.
The College will honor a Class of '64 alumnus and an education and civil rights icon for service to humanity.
UPDATE May 3, 2023: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jon Kabat-Zinn '64 — one of our two honorary degree recipients — is unable to attend the ceremony.
Commencement for the class of 2021 took place on Saturday, May 29, 2021. The in-person ceremony was live-streamed for family, friends, and community members to watch remotely. View the live-stream recording with captions in:
Our digital program lists the names of our graduates, along with their thesis titles, honors, prizes, and other recognitions.
"I suggest that you preach truth and do righteousness as you have been taught, whereinsoever that teaching may commend itself to your consciences and your judgments. For your consciences and your judgments we have not sought to bind; and see you to it that no other institution, no political party, no social circle, no religious organization, no pet ambitions put such chains on you as would tempt you to sacrifice one iota of the moral freedom of your consciences or the intellectual freedom of your judgments." — President Isaac Sharpless, Haverford College Commencement, 1888
Please reach out to hc-commencement [at] haverford.edu with any questions.