Student Speaker

graduation speaker with cap and gown behind a podium The 2019 Mid-Year Commencement Ceremony will include an address to the graduating class by a Fall 2019 candidate.

Auditions: The deadline to sign up to audition is Wednesday, October 30, 2019 via the Student Speaker Google form. A copy of your speech is due to by Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

A selection committee comprised of representatives from the administration, faculty, staff, students, and the alumni association will select the winning speech.

Friday, November 1, 2019

4:30 p.m.

Bus Ad A101 Auditorium

If a speaker is not selected at the preliminary round, the top three speakers of the preliminary round will be asked to return on November 15th for a final round of auditions.

Eligibility: You must be a candidate for graduation (summer or fall). Students who must complete additional courses in Spring 2020 to graduate are not eligible to audition. You must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average (as of August 2019).

Selection Criteria: The selection committee will select the Student Speaker following auditions. Visit the Selection Criteria page for criteria used to select our speaker.

Please contact the Commencement Coordinator at for more information.