Commencement Speakers, Part I

Commencement season is nearing, and colleges and universities have started to announce their choices for who will send off their graduating classes with wisdom for the ages -- or at least for the afternoon. Who is speaking at Catholic colleges and universities? Here is a list of some Catholic schools that have published their speaker selections (I will update once more have been announced).



University of Notre Dame

Christopher Patten


The Catholic University of America

Mary Higgins Clark


Ave Maria University

Arthur C. Brooks


Santa Clara University

Fr. James Martin, S.J.


Boston College

Archbishop Blase Joseph Cupich, Archdiocese of Chicago


College of the Holy Cross

Bryan Stevenson


Fairfield University

Fr. James Martin, S.J., and Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.


Gonzaga University

Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.


Marquette University

Sister Peggy O'Neill


Le Moyne College

Timothy Cardinal Dolan


John Carroll University

David W. Short


Loyola University New Orleans

Bob Woodward


Loyola University Maryland

Nicholas Burns


St. Mary's College

Sr. Rosemary Connelly, RSM


University of Dallas

L. Brent Bozell III


Franciscan University

Lou Holtz



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