"Dear Students,
In many ways, graduate students are the most important part of our physics community at Harvard. With your passion for research and teaching, you have pushed the forefront of knowledge, and helped educate our undergraduates, each other, and often the faculty too. Congratulations on receiving your doctorate, and we hope that your experiences here will be valuable as you continue your scholarly pursuits. We are very proud of all that you have achieved as students, and look forward to staying in contact as alumni."
~ Subir Sachdev, Chair and Herchel Smith Professor of Physics

"Graduate study is a period of personal and professional transformation. I hope you take this opportunity to remember the person that you were when you entered graduate school, and to celebrate how much you have grown during your graduate studies. Unfortunately, the capstone events that honor you and allow you to bask in your accomplishments in the company of your friends, family, and colleagues are not possible this year; however, I hope that even in this virtual world some of that sense comes through. Congratulations."
~ Mara Prentiss, Director of Graduate Studies and Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics

"Dear Grads,
Congratulations! Wishing each and every one of you all the very best as you head off towards the next phase of your careers and your lives. I am so sorry to not be able to celebrate all of your achievements with you and your friends and families in person but I look forward to welcoming you back to campus in the hopefully-not-too-distant future. Cheers!"   

~ Lisa Cacciabaudo, Graduate Program Administrator
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It's been a real privilege getting to know and work with you over the years. I cannot express in words how fortunate and thankful I feel, how much I've learned from you, and how proud I am of you. I know that the road behind you has had its ups and downs, and that the road ahead won't always be easy, but you are more extraordinary than you know, and I'm confident that you'll go on to do great things. Congratulations on graduating, and wishing you all the best on your many adventures ahead.
~ Jacob Barandes, Co-Director of Graduate Studies