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Commencement: Student Speakers 

October 7, 2016-January 18, 2017: Students who are scheduled to meet their degree requirements in December 2016 and May 2017 and are eligible to walk during the Commencement Ceremony may submit a speech for consideration as the Senior Commencement Speaker. Speeches must be submitted by video to the senior class advisor, Aisha Gonzalez, at agonzalez@mills.edu no later than December 1, 2016. A written transcript must be submitted along with the recorded video.

January 23, 2017-February 3, 2017: Round 1 of voting begins.

February 6, 2017: Results are tallied and top three finalists are notified. 

February: exact date TBD, there will be a kick off live audition (taped) and voting will begin. From there, students will have up to two weeks to select the Senior Commencement Speaker.

March 1: Senior Speaker name will be submitted to the Office of the President. 

Updates
Senior Send Off: THE event for all graduating seniors

General Information
Commencement Overview
January Grads
Weekend Activity Schedule

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
Mandatory Exit Loan Counseling

Preparing to Leave
Senior Survey
Yearbooks
Expiration of Computing Accounts
Library Deadlines
Health Insurance after Degree Completion

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
Accessability Needs
Safety & Transportation
Parking
Lost and Found
Photographing Commencement
Commencement DVD
Flowers
Private Parties on Campus
Guestrooms/Hotels
Family and Friends Invitation

Contact Information

College Events
Sage Hall 125
P: 510.430.2145
E: alabe@mills.edu

Last Updated: 2/6/17