Senior Speaker Application
The Senior Speaker is a Commencement tradition!
Chosen to reflect on the graduating class’ experience at Purchase College, the Senior Speaker represents the very best of Purchase College. As you work hard to complete your academic requirements, we hope you will consider applying for this opportunity. Please note that only undergraduate students graduating in December 2017 or May 2018 are eligible to apply.
The Selection Process
Applications will be judged by a panel consisting of faculty and staff and evaluated in its entirety taking into consideration: originality, Purchase College experience and overall content.
Four finalists will be selected and invited to meet with the selection committee on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 between 12–2pm. Finalists will be asked to read a pre-selected piece in addition to reading a draft of their own commencement speech. If you are not available on this day to meet with the selection committee, you will not be able to complete the selection process. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 2, 2018.
Applications due by February 26th
Graduating seniors interested in submitting an application can apply below.
Applications must be completed in its entirety and submitted no later than Monday, February 26, 2018 by 12 noon.