10.01.13 Commencement Update:
Thinking about applying for class speaker?
A student speaker will be chosen to represent the graduating class at the December Commencement ceremony. The speaker must be a member of the graduating class of January (December 2013 commencement ceremony) 2014 or August 2013. Both undergraduate and graduate candidates are invited to apply.
Those who wish to be considered for this prestigious role must complete the Commencement Speaker application form. Forms for both undergraduates and graduate/masters students are available online at uwosh.edu/commencement
In addition to the online application form, each prospective speaker must also attach a draft copy of his or her proposed speech and two references. Speeches should be no longer than 5 minutes in length.
The deadline for submitting the competition application materials is Friday, October 11th. The form is available online: http://www.uwosh.edu/commencement/mid-year/students/awards-and-honors/apply-for-awards/student-speaker-application
The Graduation Awards Committee will review applications and select finalists for a brief interview. Finalists will be contacted by the Dean of Students Office.
Coaching & Rehearsal
The graduates selected as class speakers will work with a UW Oshkosh speech coach who will provide guidance on preparing and delivering the speeches. A brief rehearsal will be held prior to the ceremony allowing each speaker a final opportunity to practice his or her speech at the event venue.
The graduating class speaker will be seated on the platform for the ceremony. S/he will also receive special seating passes for up to eight guests in the reserved section located at the front of Kolf Sports Center.
Questions? Please contact the Dean of Students Office at 424-3100
UW Oshkosh Commencement Office
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