Commencement Speeches 2019: List of Hollywood Speakers (Updating)
Viola Davis, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Garner, Leslie Odom Jr., Oprah Winfrey, Laverne Cox and President Trump are among the speakers sending this year's graduating class into postgrad life.
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