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Commencement: Student Speakers 

One speaker from the Senior Class and one speaker representing graduate students will be selected to speak at Commencement. Speeches must be no longer than three minutes. The speech given at Commencement must be the same as the one submitted for auditions.

Selection of the Senior Class Speaker

Speakers are selected by vote open to all seniors eligible to graduate by May 2014.

Seniors interested in giving the undergraduate speech at Commencement should send the text of their speech, which should be no longer than three minutes, to lengelken@mills.edu by Friday, April 4, 5:00 pm. The finalists will be contacted to give their speech during The Junior/Senior Celebration. All seniors in attendance for the speeches will be able to vote to select the undergraduate speaker.

Selection of the Graduate Speaker

Each year a student is selected to give a speech during the ceremony and all graduate students are encouraged to consider giving this talk. We are looking for a student who has something original and special to say to the graduating class.

Students are encouraged to nominate one of their fellow graduates, or self-nominate, and submit a speech to provost@mills.edu. The deadline is Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The speech must be typed, double-spaced, in Word format, and include name, student ID, degree program, and  telephone number. The speech should be no more than three minutes in length.

Updates
Important Updates

General Information
Commencement Overview
January Grads
Weekend Activity Schedule
Checklist

Academic Requirements
Graduation Application
Final Examinations/Theses
Transfer Credit Deadlines
Deadline for Incompletes
Failing Last Semester Course
Diplomas
Conferral of Degree
Honors and Awards

Financial Requirements
Financial Obligations
Mandatory Exit Loan Counseling

Preparing to Leave
Senior Survey
Yearbooks
Expiration of Computing Accounts
Library Deadlines
Health Insurance after Degree Completion
Resident Checkout
Returning Keys
Storage Units

Preparing for the Commencement Ceremony
Announcements
Academic Regalia
Student Speakers
Rehearsal
Walking Cards

You and Your Guests
Weekend Meal Service
Seating Information
What to Wear
Disability Needs
Parking
Lost and Found
Photographing Commencement
Private Parties on Campus
Guestrooms/Hotels
Family and Friends Invitation

Contact Information

College Events
Sage Hall 129
P: 510.430.3230
E: events@mills.edu
F: 510.430.3244

Last Updated: 3/10/14