The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers:
- Clark College: Heidi W. Durrow, the lawyer and writer.
- Fashion Institute of Technology: Nina Garcia, fashion director at Marie Claire magazine and judge on "Project Runway."
- Ithaca College: C. C. H. Pounder, the actress and activist.
- Lakes Region Community College: U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter.
- Macalester College: Judge Michael J. Davis.
- Madison Area Technical College: Hannah Rosenthal, the Obama administration's special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism.
- Marian Court College: Valerie Reyes, a real estate agent and corporate trainer.
- Ohio State University: David Gergen, the journalist and presidential adviser.
- Prince George’s Community College: James E. Lyons Sr., secretary of higher education in Maryland.