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Speaker and Vocalist Application

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Commencement Postponed - Applications still being Accepted

Although it has been announced that the 2020 Commencement Ceremonies have been postponed, we are still accepting applications for ceremony speakers and vocalists.  A date has not yet been determined, but we are committed to consulting with ASI student leaders as we move forward with any plans. We will share more information as soon as we can. We ask for your patience and understanding as we continue to find solutions during these unprecedented times. 

You may read the official announcement by clicking here


Your 2-3 minute speech should address your graduating class and touch on the overall CSUSM experience.  You may  view videos from previous ceremonies for examples of what we are looking for.


Vocalists will perform the Star Spangled Banner (National Anthem) to kick-off your ceremony.


Complete and submit the application form below to be considered to be the speaker for your class, or to sing the national anthem at your Commencement ceremony. 

If you are selected  for an in-person audition, you will be notified via email (that you noted on your application). All auditions are in-person and will be scheduled once University Staff are allowed to have in-person meetings.

Application deadline: TBD

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