Student speakers are selected to address the graduates at both the May and the midyear commencement ceremonies.
Graduating students interested in delivering the student commencement speech at Saint Louis University must meet the following guidelines:
Applicants must submit:
The speech should highlight the SLU experience. Ideally, it will include reflections on the mission and values of SLU, especially as a Jesuit institution, and how such values have affected the student as a whole person — mind, body and spirit.
Finalists will be asked to deliver the speech to a selection committee.
The speech will be judged by relevance, impact and quality of content, as well as the speaker’s ability to present and deliver the speech.
The deadline for May 2017 ceremony submissions is Friday, Feb. 3.