Valedictorian Nominations

Selection Process:

Fall nominations for Valedictorian will open on August 12th, 2019 and will close September 27th, 2019. Valedictorian applications are an excellent opportunity for graduating (undergraduate or graduate) students to nominate a fellow graduating student who best represents the student community at McMaster University.

Valedictorians will demonstrate high leadership and communication skills. In addition, and pursuant to the selection policy, applications will be evaluated on such factors as personal achievement and community outreach.  

The Valedictorian Nomination package is available Here .

Completed valedictorian nomination packages must be submitted to the School of Graduate studies, Gilmour Hall 212, no later than Thursday September 26th at 4pm. Interviews with prospective valedictorians will take place between the application deadline and end of October. Please read the nomination package carefully to ensure you have the appropriate information.

Valedictorians will deliver their speech (no longer than five minutes) to the convocation in which they graduate. Attendees will include graduating students, faculty, honoured guests, family, and friends.

For more information, please contact with the subject line "Valedictorian".

Shemar Hackett
Vice President (Education)
905-525-9140 ext. 24017

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