Meenu Mathews delivering an address during 2018 Commencement ceremony

Student Speaker Competition

The Student Speaker Competition allows students to compete for a chance to address classmates and the rest of the GW community at Commencement on the National Mall.

Undergraduates, graduates, on-campus and distance learning students from the graduating class are eligible to compete. Candidates must be in good academic standing with the university.

Applications for the 2020 Student Speaker Competition are now closed. 

Watch: Tyriana C. Evans, B.A. '19, delivers the 2019 Commencement Student Address