Student Speaker

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

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 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 for more information.