Candidates that will be receiving their degree at the December 2021 Commencement, taking place Friday, Dec. 17, are invited to audition to become a student speaker for the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Commencement! The selected student(s) to represent the December class of 2021 will be chosen through an auditioning process and post-selection consultation.
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 December 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 December 2021 ceremony are encouraged to audition.
Student Speaker Audition Process
Sign Up to Audition by Oct. 11
Ready to audition? Sign up today!
We will send you an email to schedule your audition time and provide you with additional details.
Attend Auditions on Oct. 21
Auditions will be scheduled and held in person, and online, Thursday, Oct. 21 from 3:30 - 5 P.M.
The selected student speaker(s) 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.