Inviting Heads of State, Dignitaries and Other High-Profile Visitors to Speak at Harvard
Harvard University regularly hosts distinguished visitors of many different nationalities, backgrounds, and beliefs and, in doing so, encourages intellectual and educational enrichment while also honoring the principles of free speech and open inquiry.
The University Marshal’s Office is the point of contact for the University and can offer advice and assistance on matters of protocol and appropriate procedures for issuing invitations to heads of state and other high-level dignitaries
When a head of state or government visits the University to give a public speech or to meet with Harvard’s president, our office arranges for the visitor’s national flag to fly from University Hall alongside the United States flag. Read more about Flag Protocol
“Harvard Voices” was originally prepared for the 350th Anniversary of the founding of Harvard College. The Marshal's Office led the effort to update it for the 375th Anniversary, which was officially celebrated on October 14, 2011. Excerpts from major addresses by public figures and creative artists, as well as the musings of notable Harvard scholars, are included.
This prize is given in honor of Cynthia Wight Rossano, whose services to Harvard University and its history are to be commemorated by the award of a prize for the best essay by a student of Harvard College, or a multimedia presentation by a single Harvard student, or by a group of Harvard College students. Read more about Rossano Prize