Convocation at Harvard Graduate School of Education

convocation vs commencement

what’s the difference?

I know commencement but what’s about convocation?

I was confused about the meaning till now.

Convocation

the celebratory public ceremony at which all graduates are individually recognized and hooded by the dean of their academic college.

(thanks UTexas for the definition!)

Here is how HGSE do convocation

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Student-selected faculty speaker

Gretchen Brion-Meisels

(screenshot credit from HGSE)

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Class Gift to the School

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Can you find my name inside the list?

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Student Address 

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw from the Higher Education

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What I learned: stand what to what matters to you


2017 HGSE Convocation Speaker 

Reshma Saujani, CEO and founder of Girls Who Code

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What I learned: teach both girls and boys bravery, not perfection

Our party only just get started with the Appian Way Block Party

which is the only time (?) of the year where our Appian Way (street of HGSE) is reserved and closed off for celebration!

Looknoo and I

our family~

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this also meant the time to catch up with my friends for the last time this month!

I’m super positive this is not the last goodbye.

Alethea, the best seat mate in UDL!

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dearest Sam, we spent the whole year together!

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Lily and Sophie ~ the sweetest friends

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my babe, Sherry

 

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our MBE Marshal Snigdha

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HGSE bunny munching on baby ferns

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Hello my invisible audience~

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at HGSE’s Sunken Garden

[wonder why it’s called the sunken garden 🤔]

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Success at the best pose!

aka the graceful crane in spring

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Coming to the Harvard Yard to check out tomorrow’s line-up location for the Graduate students

Education school is right up in front~ sweet!

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Congratulations to all friends from each of the 13 different programs for making it to this day together – one way or the other, we were part of this journey.

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