Student Speaker Nomination Process and Deadlines

The Office of Student Services is now accepting student commencement speaker nominations from members of the graduating class of December 2012.  You must be a December 2012 graduating student to participate and you may nominate a classmate or yourself.  When making your nomination decision, please consider a person that would best represent the entire student body of the Institute rather than a particular graduate school or degree program.  Please refer to the schedule of important deadlines below.

Speaker Process and Deadlines

Commencement speaker nominations are due by Monday, October 15th by 4pm.   Please click on the following link to enter your nomination.  All nominations must be submitted online through this Google document.

All nominees who accept their nomination will present a 3-5 minute summary of their commencement speech to fellow graduates at the Graduating Students Meeting on Thursday, October 18th at 12:15pm in the Irvine Auditorium. The Graduating Students Meeting is very important because we will cover important information about commencement day logistics, graduation announcements, required paperwork needed for clearance, diplomas and more!  The meeting begins at 12:15pm and will conclude at 1:30pm.  The speakers will present at some point during the meeting (times to be determined).

Commencement speaker elections will take place online from Thursday, October 18th at 3pm through Wednesday October 24th by 4:30pm. The winner will be announced via email.

Speaker will rehearse their speech with Ashley Arrocha to get timing and pacing perfected.  The winner of this process will have ten minutes to present at the commencement ceremony.

If you should have any questions, please contact any of us here in the Office of Student Services.


Ashley Fera Arrocha
Director of Student Services

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