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Student Speaker

The 2022 Mid-Year Commencement Exercise will include an address to the graduating class by a Fall 2022 candidate.

Auditions

The deadline to sign up to audition is Wednesday, October 19th via the Student Speaker Google form. A copy of your speech is due to graduate@hawaii.edu by Thursday, October 20, 2022 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, October 21, 2022
4:30 p.m.
Bus Ad A102 Auditorium

If a speaker is not selected in the first round, the top three speakers of the first round will be asked to return 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 2023 to graduate are not eligible to audition. You must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average (as of August 2022).

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.