The University of Iowa

Audition to Speak at Convocation!

Hey, Class of 2024! The University of Iowa is looking for a charismatic speaker from your class to help formally welcome the class to campus. Think you fit the bill? Upload your audition video by noon on August 1.

To enter the contest, upload your audition video to YouTube and fill out theĀ  application form. Limit your video to two minutes (content beyond two minutes will not be considered).

In your audition, just be yourself. Don't worry about props or preparing the final speech. Just help us get to know you and share some ideas about what you might say. If you have questions, send us an email

The deadline for applications has passed.
Check back soon to see the Class of 2024 Covocation speaker.

What is Convocation?

Convocation is an annual ceremony to welcome the university's newest incoming class. The program will look differently this year due to Covid-19, however we are still seeking a class speaker to help welcome the newest class along with President Bruce Harreld and Vice President Sarah Hansen. You will have the opportunity to inspire your peers with a message that will be shown to small group participants during On Iowa!.