Spring 2019 Commencement Speaker Application

Speaker Requirements: A 3.75 GPA or above and at least 60 credits earned at the University of Maryland. Qualified students will be invited to apply to be the Commencement Speaker. Students must be graduating in May 2019.

Please send the information below in one email with attachments to speaker@umd.edu.

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 a possible commencement speech (2-4 minutes in length). Keep in mind that a good speech has a strong message, and is meaningful to you and your classmates.
  4. Copy of your unofficial transcript. You may access a copy of your unofficial transcript from Testudo.

Send your complete materials to speaker@umd.edu no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 13, 2019.

For more information or questions contact Jackie Kautzer at kautzer@umd.edu.

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