Commencement Awards and Speaker Applications Open

See below for information on these award opportunities for graduating seniors in the College of Letters & Science. 

All applications are due April 10th, 2017.

Commencement Awards

The Commencement Awards are presented each year to four graduating seniors. Applicants for the awards must graduate during the same academic year (fall, winter, spring, or summer of the current year). As the primary purpose is to recognize outstanding academic achievement, nominees should have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.60.  The application includes an essay, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, and an endorsement from the department chair.

For the list of awards and further details on applying, visit the Commencement Awards info page.

Commencement Speakers

Have you dreamed of addressing your class at the 2016-2017 commencement ceremonies, reflecting on your time at UCSB and sharing your experience and perspective with your peers? Now is your opportunity to do so! The College of Letters and Science is currently accepting applications for Student Commencement Speaker positions for the following ceremonies:

  • Sciences, Saturday, June 17, 2017,at 9:00 am
  • Engineering and Sciences, Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 1:00 pm
  • Social Sciences I, Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm
  • Social Sciences II, Sunday , June 18, 2017 at 9:00 am
  • Humanities and Arts, Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

For further details and application information, visit the Commencement Speaker info page.

News Date: 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017