Commencement Speeches 2016: Complete List of Hollywood Speakers
Steven Spielberg, Matt Damon and James Franco are among the notable names who will be sending new graduates off this year.
As awards season comes to an end, commencement season kicks in.
This year, a handful of Hollywood notables will be there to impart wisdom on new college graduates embarking on the next chapter of their lives.
From Steven Spielberg to Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda, below is a list of commencement speakers who will be taking the stage at various universities in the upcoming months (the below list will be updated as more names are announced):
University of Michigan (April 30) — Michael Bloomberg
University of Connecticut (May 7-8) — Oliver Stone (speaking for the graduate school), Charles Osgood (speaking for the Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine)
Rutgers University (May 12-18) — Kevin Goetz (speaking for the Mason Gross School of the Arts on the 12th)
University of Southern California (May 13) — Oracle Corporation founder Larry Ellison, Paul Feig (speaking for USC's School of Cinematic Arts)
University of Georgia (May 13) — Ryan Seacrest
University of California, Berkeley (May 14) — Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg
University of Wisconsin-Madison (May 14) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson
Tulane University (May 14) – Hoda Kotb
University of Pennsylvania (May 16) — Lin-Manuel Miranda
John Hopkins University (May 18) — Spike Lee
University of Virginia (May 20-22) — Grey's Anatomy's Sarah Drew (speaking at festivities on the 20th)
Tufts University (May 22) — Hank Azaria
Harvard University (May 26) — Steven Spielberg
Cornell University (May 28-29) — James Franco (speaking at Senior Convocation on the 28th)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (June 3) — Matt Damon
University of California, Los Angeles (June 10) — Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs (speaking for the School of Theater, Film and Television)
Stanford University (June 12) – Ken Burns
Northwestern University (June 17) – Seth Meyers