Senior Speaker Application
A Commencement tradition, the senior class speaker is chosen to reflect on the graduating class experience and 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 2019 or May 2020 are eligible to apply by February 21, 2020.
The Selection Process
Applications will be judged by a panel of faculty and staff members 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 11, 2020 between 12–2:30pm. 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.