Commencement 2014 Student Speaker Proposal Submissions

Event Details

December 2—February 4, 2014

External Relations and University Events

What are your thoughts as a graduating senior?  Would you like to share them with your classmates, family and friends?  If so, you are invited to submit a proposal for consideration as the Student Commencement Speaker at the Undergraduate Commencement on May 9, 2014.

Who is eligible:  Graduating Amherst campus senior, Class of 2014

Subject matter: Your proposed speech must be written by you as an individual, no group or collaborative submissions.  It should be of general interest to graduating seniors as well as to parents and other guests.  It may address your impressions and experiences, both academic and extra-curricular.  It may express your thoughts as your look to the future.

Format: Submit approximately two typed pages, double-spaced, or the equivalent of three to four minutes speaking time.  Speeches exceeding this limit will not be considered.

Selection process: A non-voting staff person will delete the name of each author after which a committee of students (majority), staff, and faculty will review the proposals.  Three to five individuals will be invited to audition before the committee in March, after which the speaker will be selected.

Deadline: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

Submit proposals to: Stephanie Subocz, Student Speaker Selection Committee, Office of External Relations and University Events, 305 Whitmore Administration Building (413-577-1101),