Provost Office now accepting student speaker nominations for December Virtual Commencement

The Provost Office is accepting student speaker nominations for December Virtual Commencement on December 12, 2020.

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.

Who is eligible?

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 a summer graduate or pending for fall graduation.
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
  • Commit to being filmed in the month of November by the Western production team.

Who can nominate? 

WWU faculty, staff, and students are invited to nominate a commencement speaker by 5 p.m. on Oct. 13.

Please complete the nomination form and the student will be contacted with an invitation to submit a full application. Students may self-nominate.

More details

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.

Questions? Email