Senior Commencement Speaker Application Fill out the commencement speaker application by clicking below. Apply Now Application is due April 15, 2016. The qualifications for commencement speaker are as follows: Hamline University undergraduate student who will graduate in the academic year Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher Good disciplinary standing Exemplify leadership, scholarship, and service during their time at Hamline What do I need to do? Qualified and interested students must nominate themselves by completing the online application. The application requires you to complete two essay questions: (provide a 300-500 word synopsis or overview of your speech) Selection committee will meet in mid-April to narrow down candidates. Tryouts for finalists will take place April 21, 2016. Questions? Contact the Dean of Student's Office at 651-523-2421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.