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Winter 2017 Commencement Speaker Application

Speaker Requirements: A 3.75 GPA or above and at least 60 credits at the University of Maryland and has graduated in August 2017 or will graduate in December 2017.

Please send the information below in one email with attachments to by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017.
Important: The subject of your email should be Commencement Speaker and your last name.

  1. Résumé
  2. Personal statement describing individual achievements and aspirations (limit 250 words)
  3. Draft of possible commencement speech (2-4 minutes long). Keep in mind that a good speech has a strong message, and is meaningful to you and your classmates.
  4. A copy of your unofficial transcript. You may access a copy of your transcript from Testudo at:

For more information or questions contact Jackie Kautzer at

** Reminder: Type Commencement Speaker and your last name in the email subject field and submit all materials in one email with attachments. **

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