The importance of Valedictorians

Mount Saint Vincent University has a tradition in which a Valedictorian is selected to deliver the farewell address at each of the convocation ceremonies. The valedictory address is always a highlight of the convocation ceremony. Nominating is an opportunity for you to have a voice in shaping this part of your graduation ceremony.


To be eligible for selection, nominees must:

• have a minimum GPA of 2.7 in the most recent five units of coursework and;
• have made significant contributions to extra-curricular activities at the Mount and/or community-at-large.

A sub-committee of the Academic Policy and Planning Committee will review the nominations along with the students’ academic records and present the candidates for Senate approval. Final notification will be sent to the students who are selected to be the Class Valedictorians.

Submitting your nomination

Fall 2021 Graduands:

Please complete the Valedictorian Nomination – Fall 2021 (PDF) and submit by October 1, 2021 at 4:30 the Deans’ Office by email:, or mail to:

Mount Saint Vincent University
Seton Academic Centre, Room 302
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax NS B3M 2J6

View more Valedictory addresses, as well as full Convocation ceremonies, on MSVU’s YouTube channel.