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Speaker and Vocalist Application

2023 Speakers

CSUSM Commencement Speaker
Your 3-4 minute speech should address your graduating class and touch on the overall CSUSM experience. You're encouraged to submit a video of yourself reciting your speech. You may view videos from previous ceremonies for examples.


2023 Vocalists

CSUSM Commencement Vocalist

Vocalists will perform "America the Beautiful" to open the ceremony. Please sing two verses (of your choice) and the chorus, a cappella (without instrumental accompaniment), in your video submission.


2023 Speaker/Vocalist Application

Complete and submit the application form below to be considered to be the speaker for your class, or to sing "America the Beautiful" at your commencement ceremony. Please note that you may have to scroll to see the form questions. If you have any issues, please email the Commencement Office.

If you are selected for an in-person audition, you will be notified via email (the email you noted on your application). Students who are selected will need to participate in a sound check on Thursday, May 18 (time to be determined) at the Mangrum Track & Field.

Application deadline: March 3, 2023 (11:59 PM).