The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers:
- Augustana College: David Walton, an internist at Brigham and Women's Hospital who works with Partners in Health, a group providing medical aid in Haiti.
- Franklin & Marshall College: Judy Woodruff, co-anchor of "The PBS NewsHour."
- Stanford University: Susan E. Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
- University of Notre Dame: Brian Williams, anchor of "NBC Nightly News."