Each school or college ceremony includes an address by a graduating student. The selection of the student speaker is coordinated within each school's dean's office. The process begins in early February. Speakers are announced by the dean's office in late March or early April.
If you would like to be considered as a student speaker, contact your dean's office.
Honorary Degree Recipients and Commencement Speakers
- CAS - Patricia Q. Stonesifer
- Kogod - Carlos Carrazana
- SIS - Lakhdar Brahimi
- SOC - Sir Howard Stringer
- SPA - Patricia Harrison
- WCL - Bryan Stevenson
Additional information about past honorary degree recipients and commencement speakers is available on the Commencement History and Traditions page.