Here's who's speaking at this year's college graduations in Mass.
Congratulations: You just survived and hopefully thrived through years of collegiate education, and now it's time to celebrate your accomplishment. And what better way to say "good job" than a ceremony where you get to listen to a bunch of people talk for hours while you sit on a folding chair in a field, wearing a rented polyester robe and hat that doesn't fit your — or anyone's — head.
Tradition demands it.
But among that throng of people on the stage garbed in slightly fancier robes are some true luminaries of society. Whether they're a politician, celebrity, deep thinker or innovator in their field, they help bring your accomplishments into perspective before you get to chuck your ill-fitting cap and finally celebrate with your loved ones.
Here are some of the speakers who will address graduates in Massachusetts this commencement season.
Are we missing someone? You can tell us about a school's featured speaker using the short form below. We'll confirm with the school and add them to our list: