Provost Office now accepting commencement student speaker nominations

The Provost Office is accepting student speaker nominations of winter, spring, and summer graduates for June 2022 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. 


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

·         Must have graduated in winter 2022 or have completed a Degree Application and be pending for spring or summer 2022. 

·         Be in good academic and disciplinary standing. 

·         Commit to participate fully and in-person in the commencement ceremony. 


WWU faculty, staff, and students are invited to nominate a winter, spring, or summer 2022 graduate by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. 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 about the selection process. Applicants will fill out a form and submit 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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Monday, April 11, 2022 - 12:06pm