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 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