Commencement Speakers

Commencement is an often anticipated ceremony where college graduates are awarded with their degree or diploma. For many students, commencement is a huge milestone in their academic or professional careers, and a time where they can celebrate all of their achievements at their institution. As graduates are ushered into the next chapter of their lives, an inspiring commencement speaker's message can stay with them for years after they hang up their cap and gown. These celebrities, business speakers, industry leaders, and successful alumni are accomplished keynote speakers who are a perfect addition to college graduation day.

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Randi Zuckerberg

CEO & Founder of Zuckerberg Media; Bestselling Author; Business Radio Show Host

Tory Burch

Designer & CEO of Tory Burch; Founder of The Tory Burch Foundation

Sophia Amoruso

Founder & Former CEO of Nasty Gal; New York Times Best-Selling Author of "#GIRLBOSS"

Shiza Shahid
(10 ratings)

Entrepreneur, Technologist, Investor, Impact Leader & Co-Founder of the Malala Fund

Trevor Noah

South African Comedian and Political Commentator; Host of "The Daily Show"

Antoni Porowski
(1 rating)

Chef, Model & TV Personality Known for Netflix's "Queer Eye"

Tan France
(1 rating)

Fashion Designer & TV Personality Known for Netflix's "Queer Eye"

Jameela Jamil
(1 rating)

Actress, Outspoken Feminist & Body Positivity Advocate

Simone Biles

Most Decorated Gymnast Ever & Record Holder for Most Gold Medals at a Single Olympic Games

Diane Guerrero
(8 ratings)

Immigration Reform Activist & Actress Known for "Orange is the New Black" & "Jane The Virgin"

Gina Rodriguez
(1 rating)

Award-Winning Actress, Producer, Director, Model & Humanitarian

Amandla Stenberg

Actor, Singer & Activist Known for "The Hate U Give," "The Hunger Games" & "Everything, Everything"

Kumail Nanjiani

Stand-Up Comedian & Actor; Known for "The Big Sick"

Mindy Kaling

Emmy-Nominated Writer, Producer, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Director & Actor

Andy Cohen
(5 ratings)

Host & Producer of Bravo’s "Watch What Happens: Live;" Former EVP of Development & Talent at Bravo

Common

Award-Winning Artist, Actor, Producer, Musician & Writer

Daymond John
(11 ratings)

"Shark Tank" Investor; Founder & CEO of FUBU; Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship

Hasan Minhaj
(1 rating)

Comedian, Actor, Writer & Star of "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj"

Hill Harper
(2 ratings)

Actor, Author & Philanthropist; Best Known For "CSI: NY" & "The Good Doctor"

Jonathan Van Ness

Hair & Beauty Expert, Author, Television Personality; Known for Netflix's "Queer Eye"