The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:
- Edinboro University of Pennsylvania: Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania and former U.S. secretary of homeland Security
- Milwaukee School of Engineering: Michael S. Erwin, CEO of Tailored Label Products, and Robert E. Vieau, a consultant in Texas who worked for Texas Instruments and Compaq Computers.
- Morgan State University: Calvin Butler, Jr., CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric.
- Oberlin College: Oberlin College, , Thomas E. Perez, U.S. secretary of labor
- St. Olaf College: Toomas Hendrik Ilves, president of Estonia.
- State University of New York at Albany: Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani, and Thomas D’Ambra, co-founder of Albany Molecular Research, Inc.
- Union College, in New York: Deborah L. Birx, director of the Division of Global HIV/AIDS in the Center for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
University of Maryland - Baltimore County: Mary Schmidt Campbell, dean, New York University Tisch School for the Arts