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Apply to Speak at Graduation


The commencement date for the Class of 2024 is Saturday, April 27. 

If you are interested in speaking at commencement, follow the steps below:

  1. Prepare a 2-3 minute speech.
  2. Fill out the form 
  3. Upload a copy of your speech.
  4. Select an audition time on the form.

Please note: if selected to speak, you will be expected to work with an English or Speech professor to finalize the text of your speech. 


  • You must be a class of 2024 graduating senior to audition. 
  • Submit a 2-3 minute speech.
  • You must be in good standing with the university (not on disciplinary or academic probation).  Please Note: For all applicants, a disciplinary check will be conducted and students' disciplinary history will be a factor in the decision-making process.

How to apply

The application to speak at Graduation will open Monday, March 18, 2024.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 29, 2024.

For questions regarding auditions, please call Student Activities at 310.506.4304 or email student.activities@pepperdine.edu.