The Future of Commencement

Project Name: The Future of Commencement

Team: Stephan Magro, Denis Downing, Rachel Lamson, Jason Luke, Erin Mackey Kistler, Jackie O’Neill, Emily Rutter

Schools and Unites Represented: Commencement Office, HUPD, Campus Services, Harvard Alumni Association, Marshal’s Office

Mission: We are aiming to make Commencement week activities more secure and sustainable with a transition from paper to digital tickets. Currently, ticketing is an arduous process, high in cost, human capital, and impact on the environment. By today’s standards, paper ticketing does not provide the level of security and safety desired in the Yard. Digital tickets can improve security, operations, communications, and efficiency in the Marshal’s Office, Harvard Alumni Association, and across the professional and graduate schools and College.