Student speakers are an important part of Commencement as they represent their graduating class, the faculty members who have nurtured their academic growth and the staff who have provided them with support and guidance.
One undergraduate and one graduate speaker will be chosen. Candidates for a bachelor’s degree who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and higher at the time of graduation are eligible to compete in the undergraduate speaker category. All master’s and doctoral degree candidates are eligible to audition in the graduate speaker category. Eligible candidates will be vetted among faculty and administration before a speaker is chosen. Once chosen, the student speakers will be offered coaching sessions with a faculty member.
Registration for auditions ahead of the May 2023 commencement ceremony will be opened in the Fall 2022 semester. If you would like to audition for the May 2023 commencement ceremony, please email [email protected].