Student Commencement Speaker


You can be the 2022 Student Commencement Speaker.

Send off fellow graduates with a positive, inspirational message and tell your Oakton story.  All graduates participating in the 2022 Commencement ceremony are invited to apply.

The Student Commencement Speaker receives:

  • $100 Gift Card
  • A commemorative plaque
  • DVD copy of Commencement video (limit one)

Selection process:

  • Step One: Complete online application 
  • Step Two: Audition a speech prompt in front of a panel of judges (in person and virtual options available)
  • Step Three: A commencement representative will contact you about the status of your application 

Applications are due 5 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2022 

Complete an application online. Paper applications can also be picked up in the Student Center and returned to Student Life. 


March 4

Application Deadline

March 21-23

Student Commencement Speaker auditions

March 25

Student Commencement Speaker announced


Student Commencement Speaker rehearsal sessions

April 16

Commencement Filming

May 16, 6:30 p.m.

Commencement Ceremony