Events Overview 


The HAA facilitates a number of centralized events to support Clubs and SIGs in their efforts to connect alumni to each other and to Harvard. A brief listing of events is included here; contact your staff liaison for more information. 

Alumni Day

Harvard alumni are invited to participate in this University-wide, global event honoring alumni impact, citizenship, and community. This alumni celebration will be held on Harvard’s campus and simultaneously live streamed for those who cannot attend in person. Clubs and SIGs are invited to host their own local Alumni Day celebrations, which can be timed to enjoy the livestream together, replay it asynchronously at a time that works in your corner of the world, or simply celebrate as a local community. Resources and tips to help make your Alumni Day celebration a memorable one will be available.

Global Networking Night 

On one night each year, Harvard alumni around the globe come together at more than 100 Club and SIG–hosted sites to explore and expand their Harvard network by connecting with alumni for professional and personal networking in a relaxed environment. This typically free event is robustly marketed by the HAA and is a great way to introduce your organization to potential new members and participants. Clubs and SIGs are invited to host events, and SIGs have the opportunity to receive alumni opt-ins to their communications solicited via the registration form of this annual event. 

Harvard Moves: 5K Your Way
Get ready to move for a virtual 5K—your way! You can run or roll in your neighborhood, go for a bike ride, or take a walk on a treadmill. Maybe you'd even like to partner up with your local Crimson family to hike a favorite trail. No matter how you decide to move, we hope you will join us for a fun way to stay active, celebrate your global Harvard community, and support students by raising critical funds for undergraduate financial aid.


Shared Interest Group Meet-ups 

Shared Interest Group Meet-ups take place during College Reunions, providing an opportunity for SIGs to connect with both existing members who are celebrating their reunions and other reunioners who may be interested in a SIG and looking for opportunities to build their engagement with the alumni community. Meet-up are hosted by SIGs with facilitation and marketing support from the HAA. 


The Game: Harvard v. Yale 

Host a viewing of The Game and cheer on Harvard in their annual rivalry against Yale. The Game is broadcast on television in the U.S. and via web around the globe, making this a prime opportunity to gather your local community in support of the Crimson. Take advantage of broad HAA marketing to attract a broad alumni audience to your viewing party. 


Welcome to Your City 

Welcome to Your City is an event that provides University-wide recent graduates (10 years out) a targeted first opportunity to connect with their local Harvard alumni community. Hosted by local Harvard Clubs, co-hosted by Shared Interest Groups, and championed by College activities chairs, these typically free events occur on a single day in the fall and have little to no formal programming, focusing instead on the formation of personal and professional bonds via casual conversations. Cities with over 2000 alumni in their area are invited to participate by the HAA.