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Message from the Dean

Dean Khurana

Dear Harvard College Parents and Guardians,

With our students’ finals completed and Commencement and summer only hours away, I have been reflecting on another year as Dean of Harvard College.

This year our entire community worked together to strengthen our foundations as a College, preparing us for the 21st century. It has been an incredible year of inspired learning and teaching, and I am incredibly thankful for the many moments of thoughtful reflection and productive community dialogue that occurred across our campus – all of which have been instrumental in making Harvard an intellectually vibrant and inclusive community.

I have greatly enjoyed the many opportunities I've had this year to engage with and learn from your students. I look forward to our continued engagement in the fall.

Rakesh Khurana
Danoff Dean of Harvard College


Plan Ahead!

Commencement Day 2015
May 26

Commencement is tomorrow! Parents of seniors, and Harvard parents can watch Commencement here. Also, please visit Harvard’s Commencement Office for any last minute information.



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This summer, we urge you to get involved by following Dean Khurana and other members of our Harvard community on Instagram or the Harvard College YouTube Channel. Please visit harvard.edu/social-media to get connected.


Did You Know?

The Harvard Lampoon turns 140 this year! The first volume of the Lampoon appeared in the year 1876. Written by seven undergraduates and modeled on Punch, the British humor magazine, the debut issue took the Harvard campus by storm. United States President Ulysses S. Grant was advised not to read the magazine, as he would be too much “in stitches” to run the government. The exhibition Remorseless Irony and Sarcastic Pens: The Story of the Harvard Lampoon opens this Friday, May 27, and runs through October 2, 2016, in the Lammot du Pont Copeland Gallery in Pusey Library on the Harvard campus and is free and open to the public.

Widener in Harvard Yard


Student Farewells |
Harvard 360° Video Experience

Seniors in the Class of 2016 say one last goodbye to Harvard before graduating. Listen to their farewells while experiencing 360° video in some of Harvard’s most iconic spaces. Click and drag on the screen to explore, or use a headset to watch in virtual reality.




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