Saint Louis University will host its annual New Student Convocation & Family Welcome during Fall Welcome on Friday, August 22, 2014. The ceremony will feature one full-time undergraduate student speaker as well as distinguished faculty and administration. The Convocation student speaker will be chosen by a selection committee based on the student's experience while a student at Saint Louis University and proposed message to incoming students and their families.
The speech should capture the undergraduate experience for students at Saint Louis University. To be considered, students must submit a draft of their 2-3 minute speech in writing (approximately 500-600 words). Students might reflect on the following questions before writing their speech:
Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
Students applying for this honor must have a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of application, be in good standing with the Office of Student Responsibility & Community Standards, and be on campus the week before classes start in the fall, beginning Monday, August 18, 2014 for final preparations in advance of Convocation. Finalists will be asked to present their speeches in person in mid-April for final selection of the Convocation speaker. The selected speaker will then work with university staff to refine their speech prior to Convocation.
Applications are available online at Groups (groups.sluconnection.com) and ask for the following:
With questions, please contact Ana Sontag in the Student Involvement Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.