Student Speaker

The 2018 Mid-Year Commencement Exercise will include an address to the graduating class by a Fall 2018 candidate.

Auditions:
The deadline to sign-up to audition is Wednesday, October 17th via the Student Speaker Google form. A copy of your speech is due to graduate@hawaii.edu by Thursday, October 18th.

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


Friday, October 19, 2018

4:30 p.m.

Bus Ad A-101 Auditorium

If a speaker is not selected in the first round, the top three speakers of the first round will be asked to return on November 2nd 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 2019 to graduate are not eligible to audition. You must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (as of August 2018).

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.