Commencement Student Speaker Deadline Extended


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Monday, March 25, 2024

We look forward to seeing everyone at Rio Salado Commencement on May 2! We are still seeking commencement speaker applicants and have extended the deadline. Please apply by 4 p.m. this Wednesday, March 27. Applicants must be available to audition April 2-4, 2024.

Qualifications: Graduates must be receiving a degree from Rio Salado College between May 1, 2023, and Dec. 30, 2024.

If you are interested in being considered, please submit a letter of interest that includes/answers the following: 

  • Your full name, student ID, home address and best phone number to reach you.
  • How did you reach your goal of graduation and who has helped you along the way?
  • How do you feel about having attained your degree at Rio Salado and what do you see for yourself in your future?
  • Please provide a list of the Maricopa Community Colleges you attended.
  • What is your program of study, approximate number of credits earned at Rio Salado and your future goals?
  • Any additional information about your academic journey you would like to share with us.

Please submit your letter of interest by Wednesday, March 27, 2024, by 4 p.m. via email to

A Student Speaker Committee will review submissions and invite finalists to audition. Notifications will be sent by Friday, March 29.