Senior Student Commencement Speaker

Traditionally, one senior addresses the graduating class and their guests during the Commencement ceremony.  The process for applying to be the senior speaker occurs in the spring, and includes the following general steps: 

1.  Write a speech, about 5 minutes long (2-3 typed pages, double-spaced), sharing your thoughts about your class and your years together at Wellesley. 

2.  Print out your speech and put a cover sheet on it with your name (no name on the speech itself).  Please be sure that your name does not appear in the text itself, but only on the cover sheet.  Submit the speech by the deadline (the exact details will be published here in the spring).

3.  A committee of class council members, two faculty members, and Dean Stephan will read the speeches anonymously, and will together select finalists to invite to read their speeches out loud.  The committee will then make a final selection, ideally by late April. 

 

 

Meet the Deans

Susan Cohen
Susan Cohen


John O'Keefe
John O'Keefe


Jennifer Stephan
Jennifer Stephan


Lori Tenser
Lori Tenser
 

 

Contact Us

Class Deans Office
Schneider Center, 2d Floor
781.283.2325

 

John O'Keefe
Director of Advising and Academic Support Services
781.283.2326
jokeefe@wellesley.edu