The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2011:
- Antioch University Los Angeles: André Birotte Jr., U.S. attorney for the Central District of California.
- California Institute of the Arts:  Annette Bening, the actress, and Donald McKayle, the dancer and choreographer.
- Georgia Health Sciences University:  Louis Wade Sullivan, former U.S. secretary of health and human
- Macalester College:  Lois Quam, executive director of the Global Health Initiative.
- Martin University: André Carson, U.S. representative from Indiana.
- Northeastern State University: Phyllis Hudecki, Oklahoma secretary of education.
- Northern Essex Community College: Frank G. Cousins Jr., sheriff of Essex County.
- Pacific Lutheran University:  Alaska Governor Sean Parnell.
- Saint John's University,  in Minnesota: John Grim, senior lecturer and research scholar at Yale University.
- St. Bonaventure University: James T. Walsh, former U.S. representative from New York.
- University of Delaware:  Michael N. Castle, Delaware's former governor and U.S. representative.
- University of Nebraska at Kearney: Nancy Hensel, executive director of the Council on Undergraduate Research.
- University of Texas at San Antonio: Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. secretary of health and human services.