Here’s Who Will Be Giving A Commencement Speech This Year

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It’s that time of year again: colleges and universities nationwide get ready to welcome big-name celebrities to get some free publicity from news outlets that pick up the speeches inspire the class of 2016. 

We at HuffPost always strive to bring you the best speeches each year, so we’ve been busy compiling a list of where famous actors, journalists, politicians and TV stars are going to be speaking. You can take a look at who is scheduled for this year in the list below. 

  • Oprah Winfrey – Johnson C. Smith University
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    May 15, 2016
  • Matt Damon – MIT
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    June 3, 2016
  • Wendell Pierce (Actor) – Rutgers at Newark
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    May 18, 2016
  • David Remnick (New Yorker editor) – Claremont McKenna College
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    May 14, 2016
  • Seth Meyers – Northwestern University
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    June 17, 2016
  • President Barack Obama – Rutgers University
    Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

    May 15, 2016
  • Bill Moyers (Journalist) – Rutgers University
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    May 15, 2016
  • Sonia Sotomayor (SCOTUS) – University of Rhode Island
    Robert Galbraith / Reuters

    May 22, 2016
  • Paul Ryan – Carthage College
    Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

    May 22, 2016
  • Ernest Moniz (Energy Secretary) – Iowa State University
    Kim Kyung Hoon / Reuters

    May 7, 2016
  • Steven Spielberg – Harvard
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    May 26, 2016
  • Tavis Smiley (Commentator/PBS Host) – DePauw University
    Fred Prouser / Reuters

    May 22, 2016
  • President Barack Obama – Howard University
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    May 7, 2016
  • John Lewis (Civil Rights Icon) – Bates College
    Gary Cameron / Reuters

    May 29, 2016
  • Hoda Kotb (NBC News Host) – Tulane University
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    May 14, 2016
  • Harry Edwards (Civil Rights Activist) – San Jose State University
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    May 28, 2016
  • Michelle Obama – CUNY – City College
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    June 3, 2016
  • Jill Biden – Northern Virginia Community College
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    May 14, 2016
  • Cory Booker – George Washington University
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    May 15, 2016
  • David Lynch (Film Director) – Maharishi University of Management
    Andrew Kelly / Reuters

    June 18, 2016
  • Spike Lee – Johns Hopkins University
    Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters

    May 18, 2016
  • Arne Duncan (Ex-Education Secretary) – City Colleges Chicago
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    April 30, 2016
  • Charlie Rose (TV Journalist) – University of the South
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    May 6, 2016
  • Mike Krzyzewski – Duke University
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    May 15, 2016
  • Sheryl Sandberg (“Lean In” Author) – UC Berkeley
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    May 14, 2016
  • Kate Moses (Founding editor of Salon.com) – University of the Pacific
    University of the Pacific

    May 14, 2016
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (NBA Legend) – Drew University
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    May 14, 2016
  • John Kerry – Northeastern University
    Brendan McDermid / Reuters

    May 6, 2016

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