Grad Fest ReDefined

GRAD FEST "Redefined" 2021 


Through our innovative and inclusive signature event entitled Grad Fest, the Graduate Student Affairs Circle aims to reinforce the University’s commitment to our graduate students by increasing institutional support, showcasing campus resources, and providing a wealth of activities focused on networking and community-building each fall. 

Grad Fest is a month-long festival of both in-person and virtual events focused on connection, wellbeing, and sense of belonging for graduate students and their families across Harvard! 

This year’s theme – REDEFINING - centers around dedicating time and space for graduate students and their families to reflect and redefine individual and community needs in our new world.

The 4th Annual GradFest closed with a virtual Keynote from Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Sherri Ann Charleston. Dr. Charleston was introduced by Peter Choi, President of the Harvard Graduate Council.

Grad Fest received financial contributions and generous support from the Office of President and Provost, The Harvard Graduate Council, The Harvard Extension School, The Harvard Graduate School of Education, The Harvard Business School, The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The T.H. Chan School of Public Health, The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, The Office for Sustainability, and the Harvard Graduate Commons Program.



October 4thGrad (Re)Focused Meditation Space with the Center for Wellness & Health Promotion  | Virtual  | On-Demand

October 6th Plant Give away |  In-Person Smith Campus Center: Mt Auburn Room |   12:00 - 1:30 pm ET  


October 9th: Outdoor Cardio Fitness with TrillFit  | In-Person Peabody Terrace, Cambridge MA  | 3:30 - 4:30  pm ET 

October 12th: Family Yoga & Wellness Activity with SomerJill  | Virtual  | On-Demand

October 13th: Outdoor Plant Giveaway |  In-Person  Countway Library - Community Garden  | 12:00 - 1:30 pm ET 

October 15th: Harvard vs. MIT Trivia Night with the Harvard Graduate Council | Virtual  | 7  - 8:30 pm  ET

October 18th: Family Story Hour with the Graduate Commons Program  | Virtual | On-Demand

April 2022: Grad Fest & Graduate Student Appreciation Month Celebration (Registration Opens March 2022)