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Commencement 2014 Student Speaker Application

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The university has implemented a new process for soliciting commencement speaker nominations this year.

This is a competitive process, juried by a group of New School staff, faculty, and alumni. We are looking for a student who embodies and can project the best qualities and core values of a New School education, and can deliver concise and compelling remarks that will resonate with and inspire the graduating class. In addition, we are on a relatively tight timeline, and this process will require you to respond quickly throughout.

  • Application deadline: Thursday, March 20, 5:00 p.m.
    *Complete online form (accessible only from your account), telling us about yourself and ideas for your speech
  • Finalists notified: by Monday, March 31
  • Speaker announced: by Friday, April 11

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have petitioned to graduate
  • Must have GPA of at least 3.7
  • Must have outstanding disciplinary record
  • Must identify two faculty members and/or administrators who know you well and who could support your candidacy
  • The ideal Commencement speaker will be someone who has engaged actively with the life and culture of The New School and New York City; e.g., through projects, community or global opportunities, clubs or organizations, volunteering and activism.

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