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Student Speaker Application 2020

We are accepting applications for student speakers

66th Commencement
CHASS Ceremonies: June 13-14, 2020

Student Speaker Application

Every year, CHASS invites students to speak to their fellow graduates. This year, the College invites students to speak on the following topic:

We in CHASS say that “At Home in the World” is more than just a saying or a slogan. It really represents what it means to be a student of the humanities, arts, and social sciences at UC Riverside. Students are gaining knowledge and developing skills that prepare them for the increasing globalization of the world. How has CHASS and UCR prepared you to be “At Home in the World?”

We are accepting applications for student speakers for the Saturday, June 13th, 6:00 pm ceremony and Sunday, June 14th, 8:00 am and 6:00 pm ceremonies. Each of these students will represent their fellow graduates and present a 3-minute speech.

To be considered the applicant must:

  • Be a degree candidate approved to walk at the 2020 Commencement
  • Have achieved a record of academic excellence while at UCR
  • Demonstrate exceptional public speaking ability
  • Demonstrate a high level of involvement in the campus and the community at large

A committee of faculty will review the applications. Those applicants who are selected for an interview will be asked to present a draft of their 3-minute commencement speech to the committee.

Please include the following information in your application:

  • Name
  • Local Address
  • Local Phone
  • Cell Phone
  • E-mail Address
  • Major and Degree
  • GPA

In addition, please attach the following information to your application:

  • Your resume, including any campus honors, activities, and exceptional accomplishments
  • A description of your community service experience
  • A description of why you wish to be a Student Commencement Speaker
  • A description of your experience in public speaking
  • A brief outline or description of the speech that you would like to present if you are selected as a speaker

Deadline for Applications: Friday, March 13, 2020

Submit all application materials to:

CHASS Office of Student Academic Affairs
3400 HMNSS
(951) 827-3683 | Fax: (951) 827-5836