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    CSUN Commencement

Student Speaker for the Commencement Ceremonies

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Thank you for your interest in being a student speaker at the Commencement ceremonies.

CSUN invites students from the graduating class to apply to be the student commencement speaker. It is a distinguished honor to be selected to present a commencement speech—to share your experience, inspire your fellow graduates, and encourage excitement about their future adventures.

Student Speeches should be 2 to 3 minutes in length.

Student Speaker Criteria:

- Filed an application to graduate for the current academic year (Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022)
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Embodies the spirit of the graduating class and represents CSUN
- Possesses strong public speaking skills

Student speakers will be asked to work with a coach in the weeks leading up to commencement to ensure their preparation. Selected students may be asked to refine their speech and practice their delivery in accordance with the Committee’s guidance. Students will be selected by a committee from each college and all applicants will be notified by Friday April 22nd of their status in the process.  NOTE: We will extend this deadline to Monday, April 

Applications are due Friday, April 15th by 5pm NOTE: We will be extending this deadline to Monday, April 18th, by 10am