University of Iowa

Convocation

Event date: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Attendance Required: 
Yes

Audition to Speak at Convocation!

Hey, Class of 2023! The University of Iowa is looking for a charismatic speaker from your class to help formally welcome the class to campus during Convocation on Sunday, August 25. 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 the  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 oniowaprogram@uiowa.edu.

Convocation Speaker Contest Audition Form

What is Convocation?

Expect plenty of pomp and circumstance at this annual ceremony to welcome the university's newest incoming class. President Bruce Harreld, Provost Montse Fuentes (the university's chief academic officer), and a student representative of the Class of 2023 will speak, and in keeping with tradition, officials will ring the Old Capitol bell and a student choral group will perform the Old Gold Hymn. The event is outside of Old Capitol, on the east lawn of the Pentacrest, so wear plenty of sunscreen!