Student Speaker Competition

What would you like to say?

Each year a graduating student is selected to deliver an address at the main Commencement ceremony.  Anyone participating in the May ceremony — undergraduate and graduate students alike — is eligible to apply for this honor.  The only stipulation is that the topic must be a theme to which any graduate could relate.  The competition is generally announced in December, with application materials due in January.

How to Apply

Complete the online application* between December 1st and January 3lst (by 11:59 p.m.).  Late applications will not be accepted. Please email [[studentaffairs]] or call 757-221-1236 if you have any questions.

*The online application utilizes "ReCaptcha" as a security measure.  We STRONGLY recommend you save your work before submitting the application through ReCaptcha. If you incorrectly type your ReCaptcha phrase, you might lose the contents of your application and will need to start your application over.