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Student Commencement Speaker Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in being the student speaker for the American River College 2023 Commencement. Confirmed graduates receiving an associate degree with a Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 graduation date, and those who have petitioned to graduate with an expected graduation date of Spring 2023 may apply. The deadline to complete the below application is Friday, March 31.

Applicants should be prepared to:

  • Provide a written outline of their speech to by Thursday, April 13
  • Give their full commencement speech (3-5 minutes) during the scheduled audition
  • Attend an audition in person on April 21
  • Work with a member of the communications faculty to fine tune their speech if selected as the student speaker
  • Attend commencement in person on Thursday, May 18