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Want to be one of the voices for your class? Here's how to apply.

Student Speaker

The commencement ceremonies features an undergraduate and graduate student who each present a 3-5 minute speech. If you would like to be considered, please submit the following information to . The deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 30. 

  • full name
  • mailing address
  • phone
  • email address
  • academic status (undergraduate or graduate student)
  • academic program
  • grade point average
  • description of campus and/or community involvement
  • description of awards and accomplishments - school related and/or community
  • a narrative outlining "your story" and why you believe you are a strong nominee for this selection (not to exceed four pages)
  • Your speech (this should be your best effort, though you may edit your work before the ceremony)

Applications should be submitted to Kathleen Anderson, Dean of Students, at

A committee will review all nominations and invite selected individuals for one-on-one interviews. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Student Vocalist

Whenever possible we prefer that a graduating student serve as the vocalist for the singing of the national anthem at the commencement ceremony. If you would like to be considered for this honor, please forward a video of yourself singing the anthem to graduation@ubalt.eduThe deadline for all submissions is Friday, Oct. 30.

Last Published 6/19/15