Class of 2016 Harvard & Ivy Orators
Photos courtesy of Megan M. Ross


The Harvard Oration is a time to reflect on our journey over the past four years for the Harvard College Class of 2017. This speech is intended to be a chance to commemorate our experience with a few words and stories that will resonate with the class. This is also an opportunity to look forward as a class and ponder how our journey will continue past Johnston Gate. The speech should be no longer than five minutes.


The Ivy Oration is a time to laugh and smile about our journey over the past four years. It is a chance to take a more light-hearted approach to Commencement week. This speech is intended to weave humor into a reflection of our college experience. It is an opportunity to share memories and inside jokes with the class, many of which we will fondly take with us.

Ready to apply? Fill out this form.
Questions? Email harvardclassday2017@gmail.coM


For reference, feel free to take a look at last year’s speakers!

Harvard Oration: Min-Woo Park
Harvard Oration: Mariam Jalloul
Ivy Oration: Aaron Henricks
Ivy Oration: Christina Teodorescu

*All submissions are due by March 24, 2017 at 11:59 PM


Banner photo courtesy of Megan M. Ross at The Crimson