The Rackham Graduate Exercises ceremony includes keynote remarks by guest speakers.

2024 Rackham Graduate Exercises Speaker

Speaker will be announced closer to the ceremony date. Check back for more details!

Graduate Speaking Role

In addition, remarks will be made by a student speaker, chosen by the Student Speaker Selection Committee. If you are interested in becoming the student speaker, please see below.

Do you want to share your Michigan experience with your fellow graduates?

Apply to have a speaking role at the Rackham Graduate Exercises ceremony!

The graduate speaker will be selected to reflect on their graduate student experience and academic journey as part of the commencement ceremony. If you are interested in participating you’ll be asked to submit your full remarks, a brief excerpt or summary of your message, along with an audio recording of your brief message (a sample of your remarks).

The submission form is now open!

Submissions are due by March 6 at 10:00 p.m.

Graduate Speaker Submission Form

Email [email protected] with additional questions.