The Presidential Inaguration of Claudine Gay


Friday, September 29, 2023

Claudine Gay, a widely admired higher education leader and distinguished scholar of democracy and political participation, has become the 30th president of Harvard University.   Her inauguration will be taken place in the Tercentenary Theatre of Harvard University followed by the community-wide celebration at Old Yard.  

Registraion  and further information:


2:00–4:00 PM

Academic Procession and Inauguration Ceremony

Tercentenary Theatre
Members of the Harvard community, delegates from universities around the world, government and community leaders, and friends of the University will gather to welcome the new president at this historic ceremony. Guests should be seated in Tercentenary Theatre for the Academic Procession by 1:50 p.m.

4:00–6:00 PM

Community-Wide Celebration

Old Yard
Immediately following the Inauguration Ceremony, the festivities will continue with a joyous gathering open to all attendees and the entire Harvard community.

The Inauguration and Community-Wide Celebration are open to the entire Harvard Community. All other events are by invitation only.

On our new president Claudine Gay: