Graduating seniors who have something to say can say it before an audience of thousands of graduates and their families. The tradition of a student speaker is as old as Commencement itself.
To apply you must:
- Be a graduating senior from the prior December or this coming spring semester
- Have a successful academic record
- Be an upstanding member of the campus community
Your speech will be about 3-5 minutes long, or about 500-750 words. If chosen, you’ll get help with editing and rehearsing. You’ll also be invited to sit on stage during the event.
There is only one student speaker at Commencement and you’ll precede the Chancellor’s invited community speaker.