Student Commencement Speaker

Apply to Speak at Commencement

Graduating seniors are invited to apply to be the IUPUI student commencement speaker in May 2019. 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 11, 2019, at 10 a.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 2019 website.

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

Application for undergraduate commencement speaker

Deadline for Undergraduate Commencement Speaker

Eligible students may apply to be the student commencement speaker by completing an application packet. All application materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 22.

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