The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2011:
- Central European University: Kati Marton, author and human rights activist.
- Eastern Connecticut State University: Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut.
- Ohio State University: Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, speaker of the House of Representatives.
- Salem State University: Governor Deval L. Patrick of Massachusetts; Margaret McKenna, president of the Wal-Mart Foundation; and David Fanning, founder and producer of "Frontline."