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Special Participation Opportunities

Want to be one of the voices for your class? Here's how to apply.

Student Speaker

The commencement ceremony features an undergraduate and graduate student who each present a 3-5 minute speech. If you would like to be considered, please submit the following information to graduation@ubalt.edu . The deadline for applications is Friday, April 4th.

  • full name
  • mailing address
  • phone
  • email address
  • academic status (undergraduate or graduate student)
  • academic program
  • grade point average
  • a narrative describing why you believe you are a strong nominee for this selection (not to exceed one page)
  • an outline of your comments (not to exceed one page)

Applications should be submitted to Kathleen Anderson, Dean of Students, at graduation@ubalt.edu

A committee will review all nominations and invite selected individuals for one-on-one interviews. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.


Student Vocalist

Whenever possible we prefer that a graduating student serve as the vocalist for the singing of the national anthem at the commencement ceremony. If you would like to be considered for this honor, please forward a video of yourself singing the anthem to graduation@ubalt.eduThe deadline for all submissions is Friday, April 4th.