Thursday, October 6, 2016

Apply to be the Winter 2016 BSOS Student Commencement Speaker

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Commencement Ceremony
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

As you prepare to embark on your next journey after graduating from the University of Maryland, what reflections would you share with your fellow graduates?

Each year the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences selects one student to deliver a 4-5 minute speech at the commencement ceremony. The theme of the speech is entirely up to you but must speak to all graduates from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

The selected student speaker will get to deliver his/her message to the 2,000 students, faculty, and guests at the BSOS Commencement Ceremony. The student speaker will play a prominent role in the procession into the Xfinity Center. During the BSOS Commencement Ceremony, the student speaker will get to sit on stage with the Dean Gregory Ball and will receive reserved special seating for family and guests.


  • Completed at least 60 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park
  •  A GPA of 3.50 or better
  • Graduated in Summer or Fall 2016

For more information about the application process or to access the application, please visit: (