Salute Speaker

Tisch Salute to the Class of 2024 will be on Friday, May 17th!

Interested in being the Salute student speaker? Below are some helpful hints and steps for submitting your speech!

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!  All submissions are now due by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th at 12:00pm (noon).  


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FAQ's about being the student speaker

Please visit the Tisch Salute link on the left to access video of last year's student speaker.

Who can submit a speech for Tisch Salute?

  • Any Tisch student who is a September 2023, January 2024 or anticipated May 2024 grad may apply.
  • If a student believes they will be a graduate exception (finishing course work in Summer 2024) they may apply.
  • Some Tisch departments are also affiliated with the Graduate School of Arts & Science such as Cinema and Performance Studies.  Students in these departments are also welcome to submit a speech.  


Helpful hints for submitting a speech

Tisch Salute is a celebration of our students in both our graduate and undergraduate programs. Below are some suggestions for writing your speech:

  • Speeches should be no longer than 5 minutes in length.

  • Please be considerate of your audience: parents/family, faculty, alumni, distinguished guests, students, and Dean Green.

  • Speeches should avoid too many moments that not every student would find relatable: New Student Move-in Day, Welcome Week, things specific to your department, etc. We have transfer students, commuter students, students with children, students in the military and a variety of other populations. Remember to be inclusive in topic and content.

  • This is a celebration of our candidates! We want our speeches to be honest, thoughtful and reflective of your personal experiences, but keep in mind the celebratory tone of the ceremony.


What is the process for submission?

Below are the steps for submitting your speech:

  • All speeches must be submitted no later than Monday, February 12th, 2024.

  • Please email your speech in Word or PDF format to

  • Students will be contacted regarding their status in mid-March.

  • Finalists will be asked to present their speeches to the Salute Speaker Selection Committee by mid-March.

  • Final selection and notification will be by the end of March.