2019 Saddleback Commencement

Student Speaker Application

Are you graduating or transferring from Saddleback College this year? We are looking for amazing students to speak at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 24th, 2019.

The Commencement Committee will be selecting up to 3 speakers from various backgrounds and experiences to showcase and celebrate our diverse student population at Saddleback College. Speakers should highlight inspirational, funny, unusual, and exceptionally moving stories, as well as words of wisdom. 

Students chosen to speak will perform in one collective speech. Successful candidates must meet as a group with our speech coach who will combine portions of your experiences into one powerful performance piece that will be presented at the ceremony. For examples of past performances, please visit:

2017 Commencement: https://youtu.be/iIFWcSXSPOU?t=4434
2018 Commencement: https://youtu.be/MNdQIOtV2Eo?t=3897

To apply, fill out the below application by March 3, 2019 at 11:59p. Finalists will be chosen on relevance, impact, quality of content. Finalists may be asked to deliver portions of their writing to a selection committee to determine the successful group of candidates.

If you have questions, please contact scstudentdevelopment@saddleback.edu.

Good Luck!