The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers:
- Colby College:  Judith A. McHale, under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs.
- John Carroll University:  Tom Brokaw, former anchor of NBC News.
- Marquette University:  Wendy Kopp, founder and chief executive of Teach For America.
- Mills College:  Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Regent University: H. Wayne Huizenga, Jr., president of Huizenga Holdings, Inc., and chairman of the board of Rybovich, a yacht marina and refit facility in West Palm Beach.
- State University of New York at Oswego: Naomi Wolf, the author.
- University of Tennessee at Knoxville:  Al Gore, environmental leader and former vice president of the United States.
- Vassar College:  Lisa Kudrow, the actress.