HMUN 2017 TIMELINE


The final deadline for applying to Harvard Model United Nations was October 5, 2016. We are no longer accepting applications to Harvard Model United Nations 2017.


May 1st, 2016

Online Applications Open

May 11th, 2016

Financial aid application available; Liability waiver available

June 1st, 2016

Priority Registration Deadline I

June 8th, 2016

Special Committee Applications released

August 31st, 2016

Priority Registration Deadline II

September 28th, 2016

Special Committee Applications Due

October 5th, 2016

Regular registration deadline

Financial aid applications due

October 12th, 2016

School fee due

Faculty Advisor Panel applications due

November 2nd, 2016

Delegate/Faculty Advisor fees due

November 9th, 2016

Last day for full refund on delegate and advisor fees

Delegate names deadline

Liability waivers due

January 15th, 2017

Submissions to charity essay contest due

January 18th, 2017

Position Papers due

January 26th to January 29th, 2017

Harvard Model United Nations 2017

CONFERENCE FEES


75 USD per school

75 USD per delegate

60 USD per faculty advisor

LATE FEES


35 USD for school fees paid past the deadline (October 12, 2016)

50 USD per school for delegate fees paid past the deadline (November 2, 2016)

50 USD for delegate names and liability waivers submitted past the deadline (November 9, 2016)

CONFERENCE FORMS AND IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS


Essay Competition Guidelines: The theme of this year's conference isĀ Right and Responsiblity. In collaboration with our 2017 charity partner, CARE International, we encourage delegates to think critically about the responsibilities of sovereign states and international organizations in protecting populations. The deadline for submission to impact@harvardmun.org is January 15, 2017.

Guide to Delegate Preparation: This guide will help delegates gain an understanding of committee structure and debate dynamics at Harvard Model United Nations. It also details HMUN's at-conference policies and certain logistical details.

Faculty Advisor Panel Application: A recent tradition of HMUN, the Faculty Advisor Speaker Panel offers a forum for Faculty Advisors to reflect on their experiences as part of a model UN program. Faculty Advisors selected for the panel will have their Faculty Advisor Fee waived. The deadline for submission was on October 12, 2016.

Conference Terms and Conditions: Describes information on eligibility for our conference. HMUN has no prior arrangements and agreements with companies or organizations to be the sole provider of HMUN country assignments within a country or district. Please direct any inquiries to info@harvardmun.org.

Country Assignment List for HMUN 2017: General Assembly and Economic and Social Council delegation sizes and positions for HMUN 2017.

Online Financial Assistance Application: the application for financial assistance for HMUN 2017 closed on October 5, 2016. Decisions regarding financial assistance will be conveyed in late October 2016.

Liability Waiver: Required for all delegates and advisors. Please scan the signed forms and email them to info@harvardmun.org by Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Online Registration Instructions 2017: Complete instructions for applying to Harvard Model United Nations 2017. Includes conference deadlines and fees.

Hotel Reservation Form: Required for reserving hotel rooms in the Sheraton Boston. This form is available through your MUNbase account if you have been accepted to HMUN 2017. Please return the form directly to the Sheraton, and please note that you must use the form to receive the discount HMUN rate.

Conference Venue


All conference events will take place in the Sheraton Boston, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, and—new this year—the Marriott Copley Place. For the first time in recent history, HMUN is expanding! A number of HMUN 2017 committees will take place at the Marriott, providing additional opportunities for delegates from across the world to meet and engage with one another. Expanding beyond the Sheraton will also allow for greater delegate, advisor, and staff comfort during conference.

The Sheraton Boston and the Marriott Copley Place are a short 5-minute walk from one another, and are linked indoors by the Prudential Center and Copley Place shopping malls that include many dining options during conference.

Accepted delegations at HMUN are eligible for discounted hotel room rates. To receive these room rates, accepted delegations can access the Hotel Reservation Form in their MUNbase accounts. The per-night rates are as follows, not including state and local taxes (currently at 14.45%):

  • Single: $215
  • Double: $215
  • Triple: $215
  • Quad: $245

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


The Tentative Schedule for Harvard Model United Nations 2017 is available here. Please note that this is a tentative schedule designed to give delegates and Faculty Advisors an idea of what to expect at HMUN. All times and dates listed will be subject to change. A more detailed final schedule will be published in the Delegate Handbook, which will be distributed at the start of conference.

COUNTRY ASSIGNMENT POLICIES


Due to the large number of schools interested in HMUN, we will assign no more than two GA delegations or one GA and one EcoSoc delegation to any single school. Schools that apply for two EcoSoc delegations may be assigned one GA delegation instead. Please note that a delegation on the General Assembly may also include seats on the Security Council and Historical Security Council. Positions on the Regional Bodies committees are also assigned as part of the General Assembly country delegations, although the Regional Bodies committees are part of the Economic and Social Council organ.

Country assignments are determined by a variety of factors, including model United Nations experience, number of delegates requested, and country preferences. If you are not assigned one of the countries you requested, it may be to ensure that you receive the number of spots requested.

In some cases, we are not able to assign exactly the number of spots requested. Schools that receive fewer spots than requested but still wishing to bring more delegates are strongly encouraged to apply for our special application committees, which include most of the Specialized Agencies, the NGO Programme, and the Press Corps. Applications for the special application committees will become available on June 8 through your MUNbase account, under the “Delegation” tab.

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