Grad Fest Reimagined



Grad Fest 2022 April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our ONE HARVARD celebration of graduate student life across all of Harvard’s twelve graduate and professional schools is back – in person – and outdoor on Thurs. April 7th 5-9pm ET at the Science Center Plaza!

All Harvard University graduate students, spouses/partners, and their families are invited to Gather, Connect, and Celebrate with live music, activities for all ages, trivia, and opportunities to meet people from across Harvard’s many graduate and professional programs. Multigenerational activities are from 5:00 to 6:30pm, with 21+ activities and cash bar beginning at 7:30pm ET. To learn more, check out 2019’s program here.

Tickets are free to all graduate students and their friends and families.  Click here to reserve your space today:

Grad Fest is Sponsored by the Office of President & Provost, The Harvard Graduate Council, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Business School, The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The T.H. Chan School of Public Health, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, The Division of Continuing Education, Harvard University Dining Services, the Office of Sustainability, and the Graduate Commons Program.



On Thursday, October 15th, 2020, the Graduate Student Affairs Circle hosted the third annual Grad Fest event virtually in alignment with Harvard’s values, chief among them: cultivating bonds and bridges that enable all to grow with and learn from one another. The Graduate Student Affairs Circle seeks to further this value by bringing professionals from across the graduate schools, and graduate student life offices, together to share resources, best practices, and to encourage collaboration and communication across Harvard. Now a campus tradition, this event was made possible by generous financial support from the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Common Spaces, the Graduate Commons Program, Harvard Graduate Council, the Next Gen Initiative, and many other schools, campus partners, and departments (see a full list of sponsors at end of the video) and served to provide every graduate student attendee, with the opportunity to gather, socialize with new people, and get connected to critical resources.

The "Next Gen Change Makers" panel session took place at Harvard's 3rd Annual Grad Fest Reimagined for virtual audiences on October 15th, 2020. The panel focused on Next Gen students, alumni, and local leaders who are passionate about effecting change for their communities. View to learn more strategies for cultivating change and expanding your influence, including how to get involved in the upcoming general election via the Harvard Votes Challenge!