Apply for Student Speaker

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Do you have something to say to your fellow graduates?

Spring Bachelors Candidates Only

Do you have something to say to your fellow graduates? Apply now to be the student speaker at your undergraduate commencement ceremony!

Applications for Spring 2018 Commencement Student Speaker will open February 3, 2018 and are due Friday, March 12 at 5 p.m. No exceptions will be made.

Apply Here in 2018

Criteria for eligibility:

  1. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  2. Currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student
  3. Eligible to graduate and scheduled to complete degree requirements in the Spring or Summer 2018 semesters
  4. Apply to graduate by the March 2, 2018 deadline in CaneLink
  5. All applicants must be in good standing with the University and all applications will be reviewed by the Office of the Dean of Students and respective school or college Dean’s office for approval of consideration

Application Process:

The online application includes:

    1. Essay: “Senior Reflections” (500 word count limit)
    2. Video: Record yourself giving your intended commencement speech and include the URL to share the file on box.miami.edu
    3. Current Resume and 3 references

Finalists will be contacted for interviews in April 2018.

Questions? Call the Office of Commencement at (305) 284-1824 or write us at commencement@miami.edu