Graduating in December? You're invited to audition to become the student speaker for your college at the virtual December Commencement. Through the audition process, one student will be selected from each college to be their student speaker.
The Student Commencement Selection Committee has established the following preferred qualifications:
The speaker must be comfortable speaking in front of a large audience.
The speaker must be eligible for December 2020 graduation with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Undergraduate students must have completed their last 60 credit hours of enrollment at UNO.
Candidates for Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees for August and December 2020 are encouraged to audition.
Attend a Workshop Before Student Speaker Auditions
Prior to auditions, you are required to attend one of the following workshops hosted by the UNO Speech Center. At the workshop, you'll learn everything you need to know about being a Commencement student speaker: what content to include, how long your speech should be, etc.
Workshop OptionsSign up for a workshop no later than October 20
Wednesday, October 21 | 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. | Zoom (link will be sent to you)
Thursday, October 22 | 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Zoom (link will be sent to you)
Please be sure to submit your Degree Application through MavLINK prior to signing up for the workshop.
Student Speaker Auditions
After attending one of the workshops, you will receive an email to sign up for an audition time slot. Auditions will be held via Zoom on Thursday, October 29.
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.