The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:
- Benedictine College, in Kansas: Helen Alvaré, professor of law at George Mason University.
- High Point University: Colin Powell, the former secretary of state and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- Ithaca College: Chris Regan, a writer for "Family Guy."
- Knox College: Natasha Trethewey, poet laureate of the United States.
- Lehigh University: Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post.
- Rice University: Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA.
- St. Norbert College: Chris Ayers, a film character designer and digital artist.