Graduation is almost here, which means that schools have lined up commencement speakers to share valuable wisdom to inspire students as they enter a new season of life.
This year, schools will be able to hear from Viola Davis, Oprah Winfrey, Laverne Cox, President Trump and more. Below is a list of recent and upcoming commencement speakers so far (the list will be updated as new speakers are announced).
USC School of Cinematic Arts (May 10) — Donna Langley
USC Iovine and Young Academy (May 10) — Matthew Segal
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (May 10) — Maverick Carter
Denison University (May 11) — Jennifer Garner
College of William & Mary (May 11) — Glenn Close
University of Virginia (May 17) — Pharrell Williams
Pitzer College (May 18) — Laverne Cox
Northern Vermont University (May 18) — Cindy Lauper
Dickinson College (May 19) — Pierce Brosnan
Carnegie Mellon University (May 19) — Leslie Odom Jr.
Colorado College (May 19) — Oprah Winfrey
Pratt Institute (May 20) — Roxane Gay
Barnard College (May 20) — Viola Davis
Chaffey College (May 23) — Karamo Brown
Kean University (May 23) — Jeff Daniels
Brown University (May 25) — John Krasinski
Air Force Academy (May 30) — President Donald Trump
Princeton University (June 3) — Ellie Kemper
Lawrence University (June 9) — Lee Shallat Chemel
Dartmouth College (June 9) — Yo-Yo Ma
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (June 14) — Pierce Brosnan