The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2011:
- Hampden-Sydney College: R. Nicholas Burns, former under secretary of state for political affairs and currently professor of the practice of diplomacy and international politics at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
- Mt. Aloysius College: The Rev. William J. Byron, former president of Loyola University in New Orleans, the University of Scranton and Catholic University.
- Regent University: Mosa Sono, senior pastor of Grace Bible Church, in Soweto, South Africa.
- Sarah Lawrence College: Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post.
- University of Texas at Austin: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas).