Grad Fest Redefined

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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.

Grad Fest is Sponsored by the Office of President & Provost, The Harvard Graduate Council, 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, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 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  - FULL


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 @ The Plaza! 


Ready to win GradFest prizes in October 2021? GradFest is partnering with The Harvard Shop & The Coop to give away Harvard prizes to graduate students. Prizes will include Harvard hats, water bottles, and more! Including a Grand Prize  -  one Harvard Diploma Frame. All winners will be announced at the end of the month!  COMPLETE THE FORM HERE


Graduate Students can sign up here starting at 8 am ET on October 4th. The form closes at 5 pm on October 19th. You may submit one form for each GradFest event you participate in (e.g., one submission for attending the Harvard vs. MIT Trivia, one submission for viewing/participating in virtual family yoga, etc.). The more you attend & participate, the more chances you have to win the Grand PRIZE!!! You must be a current Harvard University graduate student to win. Winners will receive an email notification at the end of October with steps to claim their prize. Questions? Email

Register to Win!