Student Commencement Speaker

Apply to speak at commencement

Graduating seniors are invited to apply to be the IUPUI student commencement speaker in May 2020. 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 16, 2020, 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 2020 website.

Eligible students may apply to be the student commencement speaker by completing an application packet. A selection committee with representation from the faculty, staff, and student body will review applications, interview a number of candidates, and determine finalists. All application materials must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2020.

Application deadline

Eligible students may apply to be the undergraduate commencement speaker by completing an application packet. All application materials are due by 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2020.

Information sessions

Come to one of our information sessions if you are interested in learning more about what the selection process is like, and you can talk to last year's speaker!

Thursday, Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Taylor Hall 104
Friday, Feb. 21, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m., Taylor Hall 104

It was a humbling experience and an honor to be chosen as a representative of my entire student body. I hope that some of the words I said resonated with someone and that all in attendance were proud to call themselves Jags that day.

Connor LaGrange | 2019 Commencement Speaker