Each spring, regular classes are suspended as the seniors at Wyoming Catholic College present their senior orations to faculty, fellow students, board members, and guests of the College. The classrooms are often packed to overflowing for these presentations, which are frequently delivered entirely from memory (though a few notes are permitted). Afterwards, the seniors field questions on the topic for another half hour (or so).

President Glenn Arbery says about Orations Week that “it is always a beautiful and moving thing to see our students step into this public arena, where they measure themselves against their professors and the distinguished visiting speakers who have spoken in similar circumstances.” But it is more than just a wonderful culmination of their time here in Lander and a boost to the College community; it is an activity that adds to our students’ formation and prepares them for the tasks that lie before them in their post-graduation endeavors.

Orations Booklet (2022)