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Apply to Be the 2017 Commencement Speaker!

Any student who will have earned their degrees in summer or fall 2016 or will earn their degrees in spring or summer 2017 is eligible to apply, so why not give it a shot?

The student speaker will reflect on his or her experiences at GW in a way that resonates with graduates at all levels. The student speaker competition winner will be someone who can serve as a model of the GW experience and deliver strong content in a way that connects in person with both students and guests as those watching on the live web stream.

Aside from all the glory of speaking on the National Mall in front thousands of people, there are a couple of perks to this gig. The winner will receive tickets for the reserved seating section at Commencement, a photo with the Commencement speaker, and invitations to special events during Commencement Weekend.

The deadline to submit materials is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28. For more information, visit commencement.gwu.edu.

Questions? Contact University Events at commencement@gwu.edu or 202-994-7129!