Student Speaker Nominations

The nomination process is now closed.

Thank you to everyone that nominated a student to be the class speaker.


Commencement serves as a celebration and culmination of the hard work and amazing memories that graduating seniors have made during their time at Johns Hopkins University. The senior Commencement speaker not only serves as a representative of the graduating class, but also personifies the spirit, experience, and excellence of a JHU graduate.  


This year, we invite students, faculty, and staff to nominate members of the senior class who not only personify what it means to be a JHU graduate, but can also deliver Commencement remarks that represent the collective drive, accomplishments, and aspirational goals of their graduating class. Nominees must be in good academic standing and involved in extracurricular activities and student organizations on campus.  


The student Commencement speaker will be selected by a committee of faculty and staff from across the university, with input from students. Faculty and staff will represent University Student Services, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, and the Peabody Institute. Student input will come from members of the senior class via the JHU Commencement website. 


If you would like to nominate a member of the graduating class to serve as the student Commencement speaker, please complete the nomination form by TBD. Self-nominations from members of the senior class are welcome.  


The student speaker will be announced in April 2025.  



Last updated July 9, 2024