Extension School Welcomes and Celebrates Degree Candidates

October 7, 2018
By Niki Lanter
 

It took us a hundred and eight years

The Harvard Extension School, one of Harvard University's degree-granting institutions, was founded around one hundred and eight years ago. On one beautiful autumn day in September of 2018, the school finally held its Inaugural Convocation Ceremony to welcome and celebrate its admitted degree candidates.

Degree Candidates at Memorial Church during the Inaugural HES Convocation (Photo by Fernando Reimers)

Degree Candidates at Memorial Church during the Inaugural HES Convocation (Photo by Fernando Reimers)

 

"It's odd for me to stand here and say it took us a hundred and eight years to figure out we should be doing this."

-- Huntington D. Lambert, Dean of Harvard's Division of Continuing Education and University Extension during his remarks at the Inaugural HES Convocation held at Harvard Memorial Church on 29 September 2018

 

RELATED LINKS:

400 students make Harvard history
The Harvard Gazette
https://bit.ly/HESConvocationGazette

Harvard Extension's Inaugural Convocation Honors 400 Students
Harvard Extension School Website
https://bit.ly/HESConvocation2018

Harvard Extension School Holds Inaugural Convocation
The Harvard Crimson
https://bit.ly/HESConvocationCrimson

Keynote: Higher Education, Democracy and Human Rights
Keynote Speech by Prof. Reimers on Medium
https://bit.ly/HESConvocationRemarks


PHOTOS FROM THE WEEKEND:

Scenes from Convocation Weekend
Stuffed, Pinned, or Made of Glass
Rockstars at the Harvard Museums


LIVE-STREAMED CEREMONY:

https://bit.ly/HESConvocationVideo
https://bit.ly/YouHaveEarnedYourWayIn
(Lambert Remarks)