Thursday, March 2, 2023

Want to be a BSOS Commencement Student Speaker (May 24, 2023)

Want to be a

BSOS Commencement Student Speaker (May 24, 2023)

Access the application here!

Apply to be a BSOS Commencement Student Speaker


As you prepare to embark on your next journey following graduation from University of Maryland, what reflections would you like to 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 each 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.

A winning speech will:

  • Emphasize experiences unique to the University of Maryland and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

  • Have a clear theme

  • Be well-written

  • Be delivered in 4-5 minutes

The selected student speaker(s) will get to deliver their message to students, faculty, and guests at their assigned BSOS Commencement Ceremony, as well as play a prominent role in the ceremony’s procession. During the ceremony, the student speaker(s) will sit on stage with Dean Susan Rivera and other college leadership and will receive reserved special seating for family and guests.

 Eligibility

  • Completed at least 60 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park

  • A GPA of at least 3.50 

  • Graduated in Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or will be graduating in Spring 2023 

You will be required to answer the questions below and submit a resume/CV with two references:

 1. What is your BSOS/UMD journey?

2. Do you have a memorable BSOS/UMD experience, personal reflections, or goals/hopes for the future that you would like to share with your graduating class?

3. Why do you believe you should be selected to represent your graduating class?

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 24th. 

Access the application here!