Undergraduate Student Speaker

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Continuing with University tradition, the Undergraduate December Commencement Ceremony will feature a student speaker. At the ceremonies, the selected speaker will deliver a 3-5 minute address to the Class of 2015.

The deadline for Student Speaker applications is Friday, March 27th.


1. The applicant must be receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky at the December Commencement exercises. August 2014. December 2014, May 2015, and August 2015 graduates are eligible.

2. The applicant must have contributed to the University through campus and/or community activities and/or through their chosen field of study.

3. The applicant must show evidence of demonstrated public speaking ability and be willing to present their address to the Commencement Speaker Selection Committee.


Applications Must Include the Following

1. A resume or other typed list of activities, work experience, and accomplishments achieved during your study at the University of Kentucky that illustrate your contributions to the University. A summary of speaking ability and/or experience may also be included.

2. A summary of no more than three (3) typed, double-spaced pages of your proposed speech.

3. Completed online application, which can be accessed here.

4. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the selection committee


When submitting documents, please be sure to include either you last or full name in the file name when you upload your documents. Should you have any questions about the process for applying to be the Commencement Speaker, please contact Shea Henning and she will be happy to assist you.