Are you graduating in August? If so, you're invited to audition to become the student speaker for August Commencement taking place at Baxter Arena on Friday, Aug. 12! The selected student(s) to represent the August Class of 2022 will be chosen through an audition process. If you are selected to be a student speaker, you will be required to attend the ceremony in-person.
Student Speaker Audition Process
Sign Up By July 5 to Audition
The sign up deadline has been extended! Want to audition? Sign up today!
Auditions on July 7
Once you sign up, you will receive an email from Chris Lode (after July 1) to schedule your audition time and you will be provided additional details about the audition process.
The Student Commencement Selection Committee has established the following preferred qualifications:
The speaker must have submitted their Degree Application prior to the auditions. If you have not already done so, you can submit your Degree Application through MavLINK.
The speaker must be comfortable speaking in front of a large audience.
The speaker must be eligible for August 2022 graduation with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Undergraduate students must have completed their last 60 credit hours of enrollment at UNO.
Candidates that are eligible for graduation, including Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees, that plan on participating in the August 2022 ceremony are encouraged to audition.
Any questions about the audition process can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.