Student Speaker

The 2017 Mid-Year Commencement Exercise will include an address to the graduating class by a Fall 2017 candidate.

Auditions:
The deadline to sign-up to audition is Friday, October 13th, 2017 via the Student Speaker Google form. A copy of your speech is due to graduate@hawaii.edu by Thursday, October 19th, 2017.

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


Friday, October 20, 2017

4:30 p.m.

Bus Ad A-101

The top three speakers of the first round will be asked to return on November 3rd for a second round of auditions.

Eligibility: You must be a candidate for graduation (summer or fall). Students who must complete additional courses in Spring 2018 to graduate are not eligible to audition. You must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average (as of August 2017).

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 graduate@hawaii.edu for more information.