The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:
- Augustana College:  U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos.
- Duke University:  General Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- LIM College:  Daniella Vitale, chief operating officer and senior executive vice president of Barneys New York.
- Rochester Institute of Technology:  William Daniel Phillips, a researcher with the National Institute of Standards and Technology who shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics.
- Stanford University:  Bill and Melinda Gates, co-founders and co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
- University of Notre Dame:  Christopher Patten, chancellor of the University of Oxford and chair of the BBC Trust.
- Woodbury University:  Marlee Matlin, the actress.