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Student Speaker

Address Your Peers as a Student Speaker at Commencement!

Applications to be a Student Speaker at our 2017 Commencement Morning & Afternoon Ceremony are now available!

Application Process

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be a graduating student eligible to participate in the 2017 Spring Ceremony
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the Undergraduate level and 3.5 for Graduate students
  • Submit a complete application package by 12:00pm on Monday, April 10th, 2017.
  • If invited, present the proposed 2 minute speech to the Graduation Program Board on either May 1st from 1pm-2:30pm or May 2nd from 10:30am-12pm (finalists must be available during these dates and times).

More information can be found within the application. Download the 2017 Commencement Student Speaker Application here.

Selection Timeline

  • February 1, 2017 - Applications Available
  • April 10 - Applications Due by 12pm
  • April 24 - Finalists invited to present to the Graduation Program Board
  • May 1 & May 2 - Presentations
  • May 5 - Student Speakers Selected