Commencement Speaker Application Form

Commencement Speaker Application

The University of Pittsburgh will celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2023 at the annual Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, April 30, 2023.


As part of the program, a graduating Pitt undergraduate student will have the privilege of representing the student body by delivering a parting message to the Class of 2023.

Applications will be received through Wednesday, March 22 at 5 pm.
Finalists will be selected in April, with a final decision expected later that month.


In order to be selected, students must:

  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Be in good disciplinary standing with the University
  • Submit a three-minute speech in advance for review
  • Audition in front of the Student Commencement Speaker Selection Committee
  • Be eligible to graduate in April or August of 2023, or have graduated in August 2022 or December 2022
  • Attend the Pittsburgh campus


Please complete all of the required fields below, upload a copy of your resume and a draft of a three-minute speech in either an MS Word document or PDF, and submit before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22.


If you have questions about the selection process, please contact Janine fisher, director of marketing and communications, Division of Student Affairs, at


    Commencement Speaker Application Form

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