Senior Commencement Speaker Application Fill out the commencement speaker application by clicking below. Apply Now Application is due April 11, 2014. 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 on April 14, 2014 to narrow down candidates. Tryouts for finalists will take place April 16, 2014. Questions? Contact the Dean of Student's Office at 651-523-2421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.