Saint Louis University will host its annual Convocation exercise during Welcome Week on Friday, August 26. 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 at Saint Louis University and proposed message to convey 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). You might reflect on the following questions before you write your speech:
Applications will be judged on the following criteria:
Students applying for this honor must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct, and be on campus the week before classes start in the fall, beginning Monday, August 22, for final preparations in advance of Convocation.
Finalists will be asked to present their speeches in mid-April for final selection of the Convocation speaker. The selected speaker will work with university staff to refine their speech prior to Convocation.
To apply, please submit materials including the following:
Application materials are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 8, to the Student Involvement Center (Busch Student Center 319) or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.