2018 Harvard University Commencement

Thursday, May 24, 2018 all-day


The Harvard Square Business Association is  honored to commemorate the 367th commencement of Harvard University.  Founded in 1636, the university is the cornerstone of our community. We  congratulate the class of 2018 who are so full of hope and promise as they promenade in their caps and gowns.  With church bells ringing and banners waving, time-honored traditions of pomp and circumstance abound. We welcome family, friends and alumni from across the globe as they traverse the streets of Harvard Square with balloons and flowers in hand. Cell phones and cameras are at the ready to capture special moments. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, HSBA members are pleased to offer the following:                                                    

Cambridge Cleaners
Cambridge Cleaners will be offering a 20% discount for dry cleaning, tailoring and Summer Box Storage.
Cambridge Cleaners, 47 Mt. Auburn Street, drycleaners-in-Harvard-Square.com, (617) 547-1595
Charles Square Garage
The Charles Square Garage will be offering a $50 discount on monthly parking for the months of June, July and August.  
Charles Square Garage, One Bennett Street, harvardsquareparking.com, (617) 491-0298
On Thursday May 24th,  Fjallraven will be honoring their student discount of 10% off for graduates. They will also be having a Swedish princess cake in store in celebration of graduation day.
Fjallraven, 63 Church Street, fjallraven.us, (617) 715-9977
Need a car to get around this weekend? Getaround and your neighbors have you covered, with their app you can unlock cars in your neighborhood and rent them for as little as $5 an hour. Get $25 worth of free rentals now at get.co/HSBA 
Have a car and looking to earn some extra cash? See if it qualifies to earn you up to $1,000 a month on the Getaround app.  Learn more at get.co/HSBAlist
Getaround, getaround.com
Grafton Street Pub & Grill
On May 24, 2018, Grafton Street will offer brunch from 9am-11am for Harvard’s upcoming graduation. Celebrate graduation day with none other than a Crimson Mimosa! Opening early at 9am on May 24 for the Harvard graduation, Grafton Street’s graduation breakfast menu is the perfect way to cap off your college experience! Though commencement tends to be bittersweet, a quality meal at Grafton Street is always a 4.0. After all, this could be the last Crimson Mimosa that legendary bartender Paul Barry ever makes for you (as a student, that is!) See you then.
Grafton Street Pub & Grill, 1230 Massachusetts Avenue,  graftonstreetcambridge.com, (617) 497-0400
Grendel's Den Restaurant & Bar
Grendel’s Den Restaurant & Bar welcomes graduates and their families to start their day with them and enjoy a Breakfast Cereal buffet and Bloody Mary bar from 9 AM - 11:30 AM on Thursday May 24th! Full menu available at 11:30.
Grendel’s Den Restaurant & Bar, 89 Winthrop Street, grendelsden.com, (617) 491-1160
Harvard Art Museums
The Harvard Art Museums are offering free admissions to all visitors for Harvard’s Class Day on Wed, May 23, as well as for Commencement on Thu, May 24. Additionally, to celebrate Commencement, their shop will offer 20% off any book published by the Harvard Art Museums; discount applies May 20 through 26.
Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, harvardartmuseums.org, (617) 495-9400
Harvard University Municipal Employees Credit Union
Stop by HUECU and show your Harvard Alumni Card to grab your FREE drink koozie or tumbler, while supplies last. Not a Harvard Alumni Card holder? Apply today. HUECU is Harvard's not-for-profit financial cooperative, open for membership to the Harvard community, teaching hospitals, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and affiliates. Harvard Square location Commencement Day Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Not a bank. A benefit.
Harvard University Employees Credit Union, 104 Mount Auburn Street, huecu.org, (617) 495-4460
Legal Sea Foods
Legal Sea Foods’ Wines of Argentina promotion will be ongoing during Commencement.
Legal Sea Foods, Charles Square, 20 University Drive, 20 University Road, legalseafoods.com, (617) 491-9400
Nine Tastes
Nine Taste, 56 JFK Street, 9taste.com, (617) 547-6666
Mix-it Sushi Noodle Grill
Mix-It Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar, 1678 Massachusetts Avenue, mixitrestaurant.com(617) 547-0212
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours is offering 10% off their Harvard Square Chocolate Tour or Food Tour using Harvardsquare as the code.  Also for the first three guests to use it, they are offering a special BOGO discount on our new Harvard Square Food Tour! Use code "HSBASPECIAL" at checkout on Offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com and book your tour by the end of May to redeem for the first three guests! Look forward to meeting you!
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours, offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com
Parsnip Restaurant
Parsnip will be hosting a summer series of pop-ups with Abide Cambridge, a local tea and iced beverage company currently operating out of the Middlesex space in Cambridge.  Abide will be offering their handcrafted drinks and teas on the Parsnip patio each weekend and during Sunday brunch services. 
Parsnip Restaurant, 91 Winthrop Street, parsniprestaurant.com, (617) 714-3206
Passim will have a discount for campfire. festival.  With the discount code HSBAcampfire, people can get a $10 weekend pass to the festival.  Students get in free with ID.  Tickets & schedule here.
Passim, 47 Palmer Street, passim.org, (617) 492-5300
Pressed Juicery
On May 24, 2018, Pressed Juicery will have the following promotions:
•  Pressed Juicery is launching 3 new shots: Heart Beet Shot, Probiotic Shot & Charcoal Detox. Try them out in-store! For a limited time, purchase any 6 Pressed Juicery Shots for $15!
•  New Freeze Flavor Launch! Join us in-store and try our 2 newest Freeze flavors – Creamy Coconut & Mango Turmeric. Both are the perfect guilt-free indulgence to celebrate Commencement!
Pressed Juicery, 1380 Massachusetts Avenue, pressedjuicery.com, (617) 354-0906
the red house restaurant
On May 24, 2018, the red house restaurant will feature a special commencement menu along with their dinner menu. Also, the red house restaurant will feature 2 for $1 oyster from noon - 5pm & 9pm - close. Just $1 in between.
The red house restaurant, 98 Winthrop Street, theredhouse.com, (617) 576-0605
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown  is extending a Summer Hot Deal! 25% off their established Marriott daily rate for any bookings made now through August that have a 3 night minimum length of stay. Please use code LPR
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown. 570 Arsenal Street, Watertown, residenceinnwatertown.com, (617) 926-4500
Spicies, 24 Holyoke St, spiciescambridge.com (617)-868-9560
Tanjore offer a discount of 10% off the parties order excluding liquor during dinner hours.  They will also offer their daily buffet and as usual students receive 10% off with a valid student ID. The buffet is $10.95 per person. Tanjore is going to extend its hours on graduation day and will be open from 3-5 pm.  Buffet will run 11:30am to 3pm and dinner menu will be available from 3pm to 10:30 pm.
Tanjore, 18 Eliot Street, tanjoreharvardsq.com, (617) 868-1900
Trademark Tours
Trademark Tours will be running "Commencement Tours" on the 24th.  The creative team at The Hahvahd Tour has drummed up a fun new tour to make the most out of Commencement Day in Harvard Square!  Join our Harvard Student tour guides on a rare and special day in the life of Harvard University. While the Yard is closed,  our Tours will visit stops such as the Law School, Art Museum, the exclusive Faculty Club and much more! Tours run at 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM & 1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM
More information here. 
Trademark Tours, trademarktours.com, (855) 455-8747
Wallace Murray Phone Corporation
As the only cell phone company not just based in Harvard Square, but in MA, Wallace Murray are running a promotion where any new activations on their network during graduation weekend get you a free Harvard T-Shirt and a Staff book-recommendation favorite from the Harvard Square Book Store.
Wallace Murray, wallacemurry.com  (414) 939-8586
Webster Bank
Webster Bank is currently offering several promotions. 
Webster Bank, One Brattle Square, public.websteronline.com/personal, (617) 868-0513
(617) 491-3434
Harvard Square Business Association
Harvard Square Cambridge, MA 02138