NEW UPDATE: Inviting Heads of State, Dignitaries and Other High-Profile Visitors to Speak in Virtual Harvard Events
Since March 2020, Harvard and institutions around the world have faced unprecedented challenges to the ways we gather together to share ideas and address the pressing issues of our time. The University Marshal’s Office has previously issued university-wide Invitation Protocol & Visitor Guidelines which pertain to invitations to heads of state, dignitaries and other...
When a head of state or government visits the University to give a public speech or to meet with Harvard’s president, the Marshal’s Office arranges for the visitor’s national flag to fly from University Hall alongside the United States flag. Protocol dictates that the dimensions of the visitor’s national flag must be the same as those of the United States flag; in the case of University Hall, 10’ x 15’. Only countries and governments recognized by the U.S. Department of State may have their national flag flown. ... 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.