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13 Schools. One Night. One Harvard.

Join us at the 7th Annual Harvard Masquerade Ball on Saturday, March 4th at the Sheraton Boston Hotel for an unforgettable event.

Playing on the decadence of disguise, guests will wear face masks that allow all to mingle and forge new relationships as strangers, whether with close friends or new acquaintances. Come out for a night of mystery, cocktails, dancing, and hors d’oeuvres.

This event is open to all Harvard affiliates and Boston area University / Graduate Affiliates (21+). All ticket sales are final.

One ticket must be purchased per entry.

For questions regarding the event or inquiries on sponsorship please contact:

The Story

Spearheaded by the Harvard Extension Student Association (HESA), with the support of the Harvard Graduate Council (HGC), the Harvard Masquerade Ball was produced in the spirit of President Drew Faust’s vision of “one university.” With this idea in mind, students from HESA and HGC were inspired to develop a truly Harvard-wide event, bringing together students and alumni from all 13 Schools for one amazing night. Thus, the Harvard Masquerade Ball was born.

Harvard Masquerade Ball Committee members – represented by students from every Harvard school – hope that the Ball will be the start of a new trend at the University. Our goal is two-fold: we hope to not only produce a memorable event experience, but also provide an environment conducive for cross-school dialogue–increased collaboration and idea exchange will only benefit our already amazing Harvard community. Through University-wide events like the Masquerade Ball, we hope to foster relationship-building opportunities between our 13 Schools, making for a stronger, more unified Harvard.

Now in its seventh year, the Harvard Masquerade Ball continues to bring the “one university” vision to fruition. We are thrilled that you want to be a part of this historic movement.


 Brought to you by:

Harvard’s Own Headlining Electronic DJ!

Alexander Padei

Snagging his first nightclub residency at age 19, DJ / Producer Alexander Padei has built an unparalleled reputation as Harvard’s best DJ and a rising original artist in New England.

He spins everything: HIP-HOP, DANCE/EDM, TOP 40, FUNK, REGGAETON, SALSA, TRAP and more. He takes that influence into the studio, as well; his latest original EP “Sleepwalk” is best described as a combination of The Chainsmokers, Drake and Major Lazer.

His commitment to pushing the envelope has reaped him multiple Boston residencies, headlining gigs and opening sets for the likes of Elephante, LOUDPVCK, DJ Tone Terra and Clinton Sparks. All of this and he just graduated from the College last December!

World Artists United Presents

Karina Pasian (WAU)

Young Dex (WAU)

Elijah Jamal (WAU)

DJ Benny-Demus (WAU)


From emotionally charged house music to the eponymously deep, Jaffar Hasnain, known by his stage name B’Giara, bosses the art of utterly captivating the moods of his audience. His diverse craftsmanship of music creates order out of chaos at an intimate club environment; let the audience on loose at the festival stage. His artistry of music kicks in with big vocal-infused belters and further flourishes with drum-oriented house/techno. Jaffar (B’Giara) started  his DJing career four years ago, He has played at  numerous clubs and festivals around the world, including Garaj Istanbul, Beach in Colors, Beat, Rittim, Med’Ness,  Depo, Tiklim, Sabanci Holi Festival, Project X and many more.

Other Entertainment 

The Masquerade Ball would not be complete without being filled to the brim with creative and artistic performances, including:

  • Professional Circus Contortionist
  • Professional Aerialist
  • Student Performances
  • Red Carpet Entrance
  • Multiple Photographers 
  • Masks on sale
  • More To Be Announced! 

Food & Drink

We’ve hired the best catering and bartenders in Boston to bring us:

  • Delicious Hors D’oeurves
  • Unforgettable Desserts
  • 3 Cash Bars with creative Cocktails

Need a tux?

Need a Tux / Formal Wear? You can’t go wrong with Keezer’s!

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