The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers:
- California Institute of Technology: Charles F. Bolden, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
- City University of New York School of Professional Studies: Selma Botman, president of the University of Southern Maine.
- Colgate University: Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.
- Kingsborough Community College: Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and author of Delivering Happiness.
- Moraine Valley Community College: Martha Kanter, U.S. under secretary of education.
- Oregon State University: Donald Pettit, a chemical engineer and astronaut.
- Solano Community College: Elizabeth Patterson, mayor of Benicia, California.