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Commencement Speeches

  1. commencement speeches
    Jimmy Fallon Stopped by Stoneman Douglas to Give This Year’s Commencement Speech“You’re not the future. You’re the present.”
  2. commencement speeches
    The Good Wife’s Matt Czuchry Ends Commencement Address With a Little HamiltonHe recalls sobbing to Dave Matthews Band, but that was pretty much everyone’s post-college experience, right? Haha, right?
  3. awards
    José Andrés Will Get an Honorary Doctorate for His Public ServiceHe’s giving the 2018 commencement address at Tufts’ Friedman School.
  4. good one podcast
    Maria Bamford Wants to Tell You How Much Money She MakesOn this week’s Good One podcast, Bamford discusses giving a commencement speech about getting paid to give it.
  5. commencement speeches
    Robert De Niro: America Under Trump Is a ‘Tragic Dumbass Comedy’Also, Trump is an “idiot.”
  6. advice
    Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani Has Surprising Advice for Women LeadersShe gave a commencement at Harvard, where she had some surprising advice for graduates.
  7. wise words
    Helen Mirren’s “Top 5 Rules for a Happy Life” Are Words to Live ByIn a Tulane commencement speech.
  8. commencement speeches
    Maria Bamford Uses Commencement Speech to Explain How She Negotiated Her FeeThen she gives away the fee.
  9. commencement speeches
    Damon Read an Review of GWH in MIT Grad SpeechDamon also explained simulation theory.
  10. good things
    Michelle Obama’s Inspiring Commencement SpeechTo a graduating class of fewer than 100.
  11. commencement speeches
    Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Commencement AddressRelationship advice from Alexander Hamilton himself.
  12. politics
    Bloomberg Goes After Trump, Sanders in AddressThose who won’t run, teach.
  13. advice week
    25 Powerful Commencement Speeches by Famous WomenAdvice for new grads (that we could all use) from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, and more.
  14. commencement speeches
    Justice Scalia Reminds Graduates (Again) That Being Hitler Is Bad“Never compromise your principles, unless of course your principles are Adolf Hitler’s.”
  15. real world advice
    De Niro to NYU Graduates: ‘You’re F*cked’“Whatever you do, don’t go to Tisch School of the Arts. Get an accounting degree instead.”
  16. commencement speeches
    Maya Rudolph Did Beyoncé in Commencement SpeechTulane, you are so lucky.
  17. commencement speeches
    Watch Shonda Rhimes’s Wonderfully Candid Dartmouth Commencement Speech“A hashtag is not a movement. A hashtag does not make you Dr. King.”
  18. just ask chuck schumer
    Schumer Tells Same Breakup Story Over and Over“I said to myself, ‘What a loser you are.’”
  19. oh the places you'll go
    What Happens When Charlie Day Speaks at Your CommencementYou’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You probably won’t cry.
  20. commencement speeches
    See Sandra Bullock’s Moving Commencement SpeechAt a charter school in New Orleans.
  21. education
    The Alleged Offenses of 2014’s Disinvited Commencement SpeakersFrom war crimes to not being important enough.
  22. commencement speeches
    Drake Delivered His High-School Graduation SpeechNot at Degrassi, sadly.
  23. commencement speeches
    Bill Clinton Talks Privilege and Genetics at Nephew’s High-School GraduationIn Redondo Beach, California.
  24. steve carell
    Watch Steve Carell’s Princeton Graduation SpeechMeanwhile, Brett Butler high-fived somebody at the University of Arizona commencement speech.
  25. laurie anderson
    Watch Laurie Anderson Give the Commencement Speech at the School of Visual ArtsDo you guys think Lou was there?
  26. andy samberg
    Watch Andy Samberg Give the Class Day Speech at Harvard“And always remember: cut a hole in a box.” (He didn’t say that.)
  27. neil gaiman
    Watch Neil Gaiman Give the Commencement Speech at the University of the ArtsAnd that’s why you should’ve gone to UArts.
  28. jane lynch
    Watch Jane Lynch Give the Commencement Speech at Smith CollegeAnd no tracksuit in sight!
  29. recylced material
    Aaron Sorkin’s Regurgitated Syracuse Commencement AddressHow to write like Sorkin: Repurpose an old speech, throw in some West Wing quotes.
  30. aaron sorkin
    Watch Aaron Sorkin’s Syracuse University Commencement SpeechAnd not a single West Wing mention!
  31. clickables
    Watch Conan O’Brien Deliver the Dartmouth Commencement Address“That’s right, with your college diploma you now have a crushing advantage over 8 percent of the workforce.”
  32. ink-stained wretches
    Jonathan Franzen Knows What Love Is“Whenever I looked at a bird, I could feel my heart overflow with love.”