Student Commencement Speaker & National Anthem Singer Selection

Students have opportunities to play a special role on their Commencement day.

Student Commencement Speaker

We invite all graduating seniors and graduate students to consider playing a special role in their commencement exercises by giving the student commencement speech. All graduate students and seniors who will graduate in May 2019 and meet the requirements outlined in the application are invited to become candidates for this honor.

Student Commencement Speaker Online Applications can be accessed HERE!

Requirements, auditioning information, and the selection process will be included with the applications. All seniors who have been cleared for graduation are eligible to apply. The application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Late applications may not be accepted.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Sue Benevides at 401-254-3550 or

National Anthem Singer

Graduating seniors are encouraged to apply to sing the National Anthem on their Commencement Day!  All undergraduates who have been cleared for graduation are eligible to apply. 

National Anthem Singer Applications are available HERE!

Requirements and auditioning information are included on the applications. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 22, 2019 by 4:30 p.m.  For questions regarding this application process, please call 401-254-3166 or email