Graduate Student Speaker

How to Apply
If you wish to apply to be the Graduate Commencement Speaker, please see the GSC's Call for Nominations, and follow the application instructions.

Selection Process
The GSC's Nominations Committee will invite a long list of applicants for a first interview, where they will be asked to talk about their application and to deliver a 4-5 minute prepared summary of their speech to the committee. Based on the interviews and presentations, the Nominations Committee will select three finalists.

The finalists will present their draft speeches to the GSC at its general meeting in early April. The assembled representatives will vote to select the Commencement Speaker. S/he will work with the Graduate School, with assistance from the GSC leadership, to develop and polish the final version.

If you have further questions about the selection of the Graduate Commencement Speaker, please contact the GSC's Vice President at