Members of the graduating Class of 2023 are invited to enter the student speaker competition for a chance to address their classmates and other members of the GW community at the May 21, 2023, university-wide Commencement on the National Mall.
To enter the competition, applicants must submit a biography, proposed speech and video recording of the speech by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Ten applicants’ videos will be judged by GW students in an online public voting round. Up to five finalists will be invited to a final round audition, in person or via Zoom, in front of a committee of judges from the GW community.
2022’s Commencement student speaker was Vishva Bhatt, B.A., who graduated from the Elliott School of International Affairs.