From Boston to the Berkshires, thousands of students will stride across stages and arenas this spring to become newly minted college graduates.
In-person commencement ceremonies are back in full force after the pandemic largely forced the proceedings online in 2020 and 2021. And as usual, schools cast a wide net in search of inspiring speakers to pump up this year's class before heading out into the world.
Take a look at the list below to see who will be dishing out sage life advice and heartwarming anecdotes behind the podium this grad season. (If there's a 2022 graduate in your life, or you're earning a diploma yourself, congrats!)
This article was originally published on May 10, 2022.