These luminaries will address the Class of 2022 at college commencements in Massachusetts

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.


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