Student Commencement Speaker

Apply to speak at commencement

Graduating seniors are invited to apply to be the IUPUI student commencement speaker each spring. 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 website.

Eligible students may apply to be the student commencement speaker by completing an application packet. The undergraduate student speaker will have a successful academic record and a history of participation in campus or community activities.

A selection committee with representation from the faculty, staff, and student body will review applications, interview a number of candidates, and determine finalists. The deadline for the 2022 commencement speaker will be announced in early February 2022.

We live in a day and age when a lot of people settle. My hope is that people won't settle. I want everyone who listens to my speech to walk away with the feeling that they can do whatever they dream to do.

Matthew Brown | 2021 Commencement Speaker