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Selection Process:

Spring nominations for Valedictorian will open on January 25, 2021. 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. Valedictorians will deliver their speech (no longer than two minutes) to the convocation in which they graduate. Attendees will include graduating students, faculty, honoured guests, family, and friends.

Completed valedictorian nomination packages must be submitted to one’s respective faculty contact / location, which are listed at the bottom of the nomination package. Please consult with one’s respective faculty contact for the deadline to submit a nomination. Interviews with prospective valedictorians will take place between the application deadline and end of March. Please read the nomination package carefully to ensure you have the appropriate information.

Click here to access the Valedictorian nomination package (spring 2021)