Graduation

About the Student Speaker

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development will salute its bachelor, master's degree and sixth-year certificate candidates at ceremonies on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at The Beacon Theatre. As part of the program, one graduating senior and two graduating graduate students will be selected to speak on behalf of his/her class. These ceremonies are a formal recognition of the academic achievements and the special contributions graduating students have made to our NYU community.

If you would like to be considered for this special honor, please  submit the text of a graduation speech. No specific format or topic is required. The speech may be serious, humorous, personal or more general, but it may be no more than 3 minutes long. The selection committee is, however, interested in a speech that will resonate with the entire audience - including the graduates of our undergraduate and graduate programs in education, health, communication, and the arts, as well as parents, faculty and staff.

To be eligible to apply you must:

Be a Steinhardt student eligible for September 2015, January 2016 or May 2016 graduation.

If you are an undergraduate student, be able to attend the NYU Steinhardt Baccalaureate Ceremony on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:00am.

If you are a graduate student, taking part in Valedictory Celebration #1, be able to attend the NYU Steinhardt Valedictory Ceremony on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 1:30 pm.

If you are a graduate student, taking part in Valedictory Celebration #2, be able to attend the NYU Steinhardt Valedictory Ceremony on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

Be able to present your speech before the NYU Steinhardt Student Affairs Committee on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 10:00am.

Submit your speech with your full name, contact information (including your email address and phone number) and student identification number (N#) by Sunday, February 7th at 6:00 p.m.

Email to: nija.leocadio@nyu.edu

OR

Drop-off or mail to: Nija M. Leocadio

Office of Student Affairs

Pless Hall, Second Floor

82 Washington Square East,

New York, NY 10003-6680

A committee will review all eligible applications received by February 7, 2016. Finalists will be contacted by February 15th and will present their speeches before the Student Affairs Committee at 10:00am on February 22nd. The Student Affairs Committee will select and notify the Student Speaker and the Alternate Student Speaker accordingly.

 

The Valedictory Celebration #1

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 1:30pm
Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

  • Art and Art Professions
  • Music and Performing Arts Professions
  • Media, Culture, and Communication
  • Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions

 

The Valedictory Celebration #2
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 5:00pm
Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

  • Administration, Leadership, and Technology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
  • Occupation Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Teaching and Learning