Candidates that will be receiving their degree at the August 2021 Commencement are invited to audition to become the student speaker for the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Commencement! One student will be selected to represent the August class of 2021, through the auditioning process, to be the student speaker.
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 2021 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 2021 ceremony are encouraged to audition.
Prepare for Student Speaker Auditions
To help you prepare your 3 to 4 minute audition speech, the UNO Speech Center has provided a few tools you can access online.
Student Speaker Audition Process
Sign Up to Audition by June 30
Ready to audition? Sign up by June 30.
We will send you an email to schedule your audition time and provide you with additional details.
Attend Auditions on July 7
Auditions will be scheduled and held on Wednesday, July 7 from 3:30-5:00 P.M.
The selected student speaker will be asked to make an appointment with the UNO Speech Center to finalize their speech.
Any questions about the audition process can be sent to email@example.com.
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.