Call for Nominations - Commencement Student Speaker

Reminder – Commencement Student Speaker Nominations Due Tomorrow!


The Provost Office is accepting student speaker nominations for Fall Commencement.

Being the student commencement speaker is an opportunity to convey a message of encouragement and congratulations, share common experience and insights, and inspire fellow graduates to carry their WWU education with pride into the world.



In order to be eligible to be a student speaker at commencement, students must:

  • Complete a degree application in the Registrar’s Office and be pending to graduate fall quarter.
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
  • Commit to attend and participate fully in the commencement ceremony associated with their college.



WWU faculty, staff, and students are invited to nominate a commencement speaker by 5 p.m. on October 15. Please complete the nomination form and the student will be contacted with an invitation to submit a full application. Students may self-nominate.



Students who are invited to submit an application will receive detailed information after October 16 about the selection process. Applicants will fill out a form and submit a resume and a speech draft. We’re looking for student speakers who will celebrate and inspire their fellow graduates. Student speakers aren’t always the most academically successful, or the most talkative and outgoing but they will have an important message and embody the values of Western.

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