Student Commencement Speaker

Apply to Speak at Commencement

Graduating seniors are invited to apply to be the IUPUI student commencement speaker in May 2018. The undergraduate student speaker will have a successful academic record and a history of participation in campus or community activities.

The IUPUI main commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 1 p.m. in Lucas Oil Stadium. The student commencement speaker will give a three-to-five-minute speech in front of graduating students, their guests, and campus officials. More information about the IUPUI commencement is available on the Commencement 2018 website.

A selection committee with representation from the faculty, staff, and student body will review applications, interview a number of candidates, and determine finalists.

Eligible students may apply to be the student commencement speaker by completing an application packet. All application materials are due by 5 p.m. on March 9, 2018.

Application form

I had some butterflies on my way up there, but once I was there facing everyone, it just felt right.

Amber Kriech | 2017 Commencement Speaker

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