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March 23, 2014

Where is President Obama speaking for graduation this year? What about Colin Powell? Or John Legend?

As members of the Class of 2014 get ready to don their caps and gowns, On Campus has pulled together some of the biggest names that have already been booked as commencement speakers this Spring.


• High Point University, North Carolina: Colin Powell, the former Secretary of State and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

• Stanford University in California: Bill and Melinda Gates, founders and co-chairs of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

• Harvard University in Massachusetts: Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City

• Rutgers University in New Jersey: Condeleeza Rice, former Secretary of State

• University of California at Irvine: Barack Obama, President of the United States

• College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts: Jon Favreau, former director of speechwriting for President Obama

• Tufts University in Massachusetts: Anne-Marie Slaughter, President of the New America Foundation

• New York University: Janet Yellen, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

• Dickinson College in Pennslyvania : Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State

• Sarah Lawrence College in New York: Fareed Zakaria, editor-at-large of time and host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS

• University of Pennsylvania: John Legend, singer-songwriter, winner of 9 Grammy Awards

• University of Rochester in New York: Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews

• Warren Wilson College in North Carolina: Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!

• Fisher College in Masachusetts: Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman,Boston Marathon bombing survivor and rescuer

• Woodbury University in California: Marlee Matlin, actress

• Ithaca College in New York: Chris Regan, writer for "Family Guy"

• Northeastern University in Boston: Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of Homeland Security 

Who spoke at your college or high school graduation? 

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