Apply to Be a Student Speaker

To apply to speak at Spring Graduate Commencement, you must:

  • Be a graduate student (master's, doctoral, specialist, or artist) graduating in the current term
  • Have a successful academic record
  • Be an involved member of the campus community

 Your speech will be about 3-5 minutes long, or about 500-750 words. If chosen, you’ll get help with editing and rehearsing. You’ll be seated onstage during Commencement.

 Contact the Indiana University Graduate School Bloomington at grdschl@indiana.edu to indicate your interest.

“Indiana University alumni” has a nice ring to it. As IU alumni, let’s begin this new chapter of life, striving to create a legacy that positively impacts future generations while embracing mistakes along the way. We are Hoosiers, let’s make our Hoosier nation proud.

Hannah Pedersen, Student Speaker, IU Bloomington Undergraduate Commencement 2024
*Banner image: Hannah Pedersen, 2024 Undergraduate Commencement student speaker