With graduation dates just around the corner, a certain one hit wonder by Vitamin C might already be getting you teary-eyed.


For graduating seniors, the end of the academic years marks a period of excitement mixed with a bit of apprehension. For friends and family of graduating seniors, it’s a time of pride and perhaps a little dread at the thought of all the upcoming graduation ceremonies. BUT, some graduation attendees will have the honor of hearing some remarkable speakers at their ceremonies. Here are this year’s biggest names in commencement speakers:

Will Ferrell

University of Southern California (May 12)

Janelle Monae

Dillard University (May 13)

Oprah Winfrey

Skidmore College (May 20)


Mark Zuckerberg

Harvard University (May 25)

Hillary Clinton

Wellesley College (May 26)

Bernie Sanders

Brooklyn College (May 30)

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Dalai Lama

University of California, San Diego (June 17)