uva

Peyton Manning Gave Tremendous Commencement Speech at UVA, Threw Footballs to Graduating Seniors

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Manning was chosen for the honor because his wife, Ashley, graduated from UVA in 1997.

Sean Diddy Combs

Howard University Dropout Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Gave the 2014 Commencement Speech at Howard University

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“Only this family could take one of its sons who already had three name changes and give him a fourth — Dr.

Syracuse

George Saunders Gave the Best Commencement Speech You’ll Hear This Year

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Commencement season is long gone, but Syracuse University has been sitting on video of the year's best.

Commencement speeches

Former Obama Speechwriter Jon Lovett Gave a Funny and Very Honest Commencement to Pitzer College

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Don't worry, everyone: Even though Jon Lovett spent three years in the Obama White House, before leaving to create the short-lived show 1600 Penn, his recent address to Pitzer College's graduating class is not political.

david foster wallace

This Is the Most Honest Commencement Speech You’ll Ever Hear

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Almost eight years ago, famed writer David Foster Wallace delivered the commencement address to Kenyon College's graduating class.

President Obama

Barack Obama Gave the Ohio State University 2013 Commencement Speech

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Every year, right around this time when people start graduating college we post all the notable commencement speeches.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs’s Advice for Graduates

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"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.