William McCrystal, Jr. '04, Academic Dean

As a student, Oratory gave me a chance to play sports, succeed in the classroom, and forge relationships. My Oratory friends have become lifelong. They have been the best man at my wedding and godfather to one of my children. I see them routinely.
As a faculty member, I have been able to express my passion for history, create bonds with colleagues and students alike, and build a cross country program. Having spent more than half my life at Oratory, I can truly say it has shaped me into the person I am today. Undoubtedly, OP's culture is welcoming, friendly, understanding, and collegial. There is nothing else like it.