Commencement Speeches 2017: Complete List of Hollywood Speakers

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey, Lauren Graham and Hillary Clinton are among the elite list of speakers who will be offering wisdom to this year's graduating classes.

It’s the end of an era for many graduates.

As commencement season begins, a handful of prominent names from the entertainment industry (and politics) will be on hand to bid farewell to departing graduates and offer insightful wisdom as students start the next chapter in their lives.

From Oprah Winfrey to Hillary Clinton, below is a list of bold-faced names confirmed to take the stage at various universities in the upcoming months (list to be updated as more names are announced):

High Point University (May 6)- Wolf Blitzer

Arizona State University (May 8) — Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz

University of Southern California (May 12) — Will Ferrell

Virginia Tech (May 12) — Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg

University of Wisconsin-Madison (May 12-13) — Modern Family co-creator Steven Levitan

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (May 13) — Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.)

Dillard University (May 13) — Janelle Monae

Kent State University (May 13) — Octavia Spencer

Rutgers University (May 14) — Sopranos actor Steven Van Zandt

University of Pennsylvania (May 15) — Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

U.S. Coast Guard Academy (May 17)- President Donald Trump

The Skidmore College (May 20) — Oprah Winfrey

Lafayette College (May 20) — Alexander Hamilton author Ron Chernow

Harvard University (May 25) — Facebook founder (and Harvard dropout) Mark Zuckerberg

Wellesley College (May 26) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Brooklyn College (May 30) — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Princeton University (June 5) — Director Baz Luhrmann

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (June 10) — Apple CEO Tim Cook

Dartmouth College (June 11) — CNN anchor Jake Tapper

Langely High School (June 15) — Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham

University of California, San Diego (June 17) — Dalai Lama

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