Student Speaker - Application and Selection Process

Both an undergraduate and graduate student speaker will be selected to address the graduating class at Commencement. The speakers, who are selected through a competition held each semester, must be members of the graduating class they plan to address.

Application Materials

Those who wish to be considered for such a role must complete the "Student Commencement Speaker" application form. Forms for both undergraduate and graduate students may be downloaded by choosing the link below:

In addition to the completed application form, each prospective speaker must also submit a copy of his or her three-minute proposed speech.

Students may self-nominate or be nominated by their College Dean or faculty member.

Deadlines

Though the spring ceremony has been postponed, we will still be reviewing and selecting student speakers. The deadline for submitting applications for the class of 2020 has been extended until Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Please email all completed application materials as a single Word or PDF file to Ariana Turiansky, Office of the President. If you choose to include a letter of nomination, you may ask the nominator to email this directly to ariana.turiansky@unlv.edu.

Selection Process

Undergraduate and graduate student speakers will be selected to address the graduating class at Commencement. The speakers, who are selected through a competition held each semester, must be members of the graduating class they plan to address.