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Student Speaker Information

Winter Commencement 2016 Student Speaker

The selected graduating student (two students selected in Spring) will address fellow graduates at the commencement ceremony, sit on stage with the other dignitaries and be recognized with a short biography in the program.

Nomination packets will be sent to eligible students mid-February for Spring commencement and mid-September for Winter commencement. 

Selection Guidelines

    • An August or December baccalaureate or associate graduate for Winter Commencement or May baccalaureate or associate graduate for Spring Commencement
    • Demonstrated Academic Excellence (3.5 GPA required)
    • Articulate and capable public speaker
    • Willingness and ability to receive critical feedback
    • A compelling personal story and/or campus experiences that represent what it means to be a Bronco
    • A minimum of 48 credits earned at, and at least two full years as a student at Boise State University

Nomination Packets Should Include:

  • Completed nomination form
  • A letter of recommendation (from a Boise State faculty or staff member) that speaks to the student’s unique qualifications
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Applicant video of no more than 2 minutes; no less than 90 seconds (see guidelines on nomination form)

For more information, email Mandy Nelson at