Undergraduate Commencement Speaker

Commencement Speeches

Names - in alphabetical order

Chanen, Leah
Eidler, Emily
Ernst, Sarah
Jean-Baptiste, Annie
Richardson, Victoria


Message from Dean of Students: - updated April 22, 2020

Dear Seniors,

 The top five candidates for Undergraduate Commencement Speaker have been selected to move on to the next round. This is where you get to participate - by casting your vote for the top three speeches! Prior to voting, please take a few minutes to read the speeches below. Voting begins tomorrow Thursday, April 23rd at noon ET, and concludes on Sunday, April 26th at 11:59pm ET

Each senior will receive a separate email with a link to the voting website. The top three candidates will move forward to the final round.

 Thank you in advance for your participation.

 Jamele Adams - Dean of Students


Message from Dean of Students: - updated April 17, 2020

Dear Seniors,

During this complex time in our lives, you and your loved ones remain in our thoughts and hearts. The selection committee would like to inform you that we are moving forward with the process to select the Class of 2020 Undergraduate Commencement Speaker. The Dean of Students Office will post the speeches on this website for you to read on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Voting will begin the following day, Thursday, April 23 at 12:00pm ET (Eastern Time) and conclude on Sunday, April 26 at 11:59pm ET. You will receive an email with a link to vote on Thursday, April 23rd. 

Thank you for your time.

With love and light,

Jamele Adams
Dean of Students