Student Commencement Speaker

Student Speaker Guidelines for May 2015 Commencement

Saint Xavier University invites students (undergraduate and graduate) to apply to be a commencement speaker.  It is a distinguished honor for a student to be selected to present a commencement speech; one that may be included on a resume.  Three students will be selected, one for each of the May 2015 ceremonies as follows:

Graduating students interested in delivering a student commencement speech must meet these guidelines:

 Speeches should address the following:

 The speech should:

The speech will be three to five minutes in length, or approximately 750 to 850 words. A committee of faculty, staff and students will select the student speakers.

In order to apply, submit the following to studentaffairs@sxu.edu by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015:

Note: Student speaker semifinalists will be required to present their speeches to the committee prior to the final selection. Selected finalists will be mentored prior to the delivery of the speech at the commencement ceremony. Finalists will receive a bookstore gift card as an honorarium.

Questions about the student speaker selection process may be directed to the Office for Student Affairs, L-208, studentaffairs@sxu.edu or 773-298-3123.