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Be a Commencement Singer or Speaker

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It’s your turn to share with the class—the Class of 2020, that is. Auditions are now open for Commencement singers and speakers! Schedule by Friday, March 13, for an opportunity to address your fellow graduating Setters.


PLV Campus

The auditions for Commencement speakers and singers on the PLV Campus is currently closed. We’ll update you if they open in the near future!

NYC Campus

If you’re interested in addressing the Class of 2020 at the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 20, you will need to write a 3-4 minute speech and email Mary Stambaugh or call at (212) 346-1510 to schedule an audition.

To sing at the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony, contact the Dean for Students office at (212) 346-1306 to schedule an audition. Groups and soloists are encouraged to apply! If you’re applying as a group, all singers MUST be graduating New York City students. Singers will perform both the National Anthem as well as the Alma Mater.

The deadline to schedule an audition for either opportunity is Friday, March 13.


Now’s your chance to address the crowd at the Graduate Commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 20! You’ll need to write a 3-4 minute speech, record yourself presenting it, then upload the video to YouTube.

To apply, please email your contact information along with a written copy of your speech and the YouTube link to Nasreen Hussain. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 16.