Student Speaker

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

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 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 for more information.