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Secretary Kerry to Speak at Yale College Class Day

Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
May 15, 2014


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be the speaker at the 2014 Yale College Class Day, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in New Haven, CT. Class Day traditions include awarding academic prizes to students, a class history video, and planting the Class Ivy.

The Secretary’s remarks will be streamed live on the Yale YouTube channel. Please click here to watch.

Follow @StateDept, @StateDeptLive, @JohnKerry, and @Yale for tweets from Class Day using the hashtag #Yale2014.

Members of the media are invited to register for press credentials to attend Class Day on Old Campus, bordered by Chapel, College, Elm, and High streets. Media should use the High Street gate closest to Elm Street to enter Old Campus and access the media platform. This is the same gate used to accommodate guests with disabilities or special needs. Yale Office of Public Affairs and Communications (OPAC) staff will be at the gate and on the platform to assist media members. Requests for media credentials should be emailed to or call 203-432-1345.


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