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Interested in speaking at Commencement?


Are you planning to graduate in May? If so, we invite you to audition to become a student speaker for our May Commencement! 


The Commencement Student Speaker Selection Committee has established the following preferred qualifications for our student speaker(s):


  • Eligible graduates, including Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees, participating in the May 2023 ceremonies are encouraged to audition.
  • The speaker must be eligible for May or August 2023 graduation with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • The speaker must be comfortable speaking in front of a large audience.



Sign Up to Audition By March 30

Auditions will be held in-person on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31


The selected student speaker(s) will be asked to make an appointment with the UNO Speech Center to finalize their speech. 


Interested? Please sign up to audition through the link below by March 30. After you have selected your audition time, we will send you an email with additional details.


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