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05/05/2014 03:10 pm ET Updated May 08, 2014

A Complete Guide To This Year's Commencement Speakers To Watch Out For

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'Tis the season of final exams, caps and gowns, and pomp and circumstance. Around the country, the graduating class of 2014 will be ushered into the adult world by those who have left their mark on it. This year's lineup includes heads of state, professional athletes, activists and humanitarians, and great performers and artists, who will offer wisdom to the new graduates, as well as their teachers and families.

Check out our full schedule below to see some of the headlining speakers at this year's ceremonies.

Don't see your class's awesome speaker listed here? Tell us in the comments who will be speaking at your school's commencement and we'll add it to the calendar.

Friday, May 9

Vice President Joe Biden at the University Of South Carolina

Tennis Player & Humanitarian Billie Jean King at Simmons College

Saturday, May 10

TV Personality Katie Couric at American University

First Lady Michelle Obama at Dillard University

Led Zeppelin Guitarist Jimmy Page at Berklee School Of Music

ABC Anchor George Stephanopoulos at Franklin & Marshall College

Sunday, May 11

New Yorker Editor David Remnick at Syracuse University

PBS NewsHour Co-Anchor Gwen Ifil at American University

Monday, May 12

Civil Rights Icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis at Emory University

Friday, May 16

Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond at Wagner College

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at Rowan University

Saturday, May 17

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Richard Ford at University of Maine

NPR Host Peter Sagal At Warren Wilson

Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi at UC Berkeley

CNN Crossfire Host Van Jones at Pitzer College

'Science Guy' Bill Nye at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Actor & Director Forest Whitaker at Miami University of Ohio

The Giver Author Lois Lowry at Lesley University

Sunday, May 18

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at Yale University

New America Foundation President Anne-Marie Slaughter at Tufts University

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at Dickinson College

White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett at Pomona College

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at Barnard College

Family Guy Writer Chris Regan at Ithaca College

Harold & Kumar Actor Kal Penn at DePauw University

Poet Richard Blanco at University of Rhode Island

Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich at Clark University

Monday, May 19

Musician John Legend at University of Pennsylvania

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson at Adelphi University

Thursday, May 22

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at Johns Hopkins University

Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at Lafayette University

Friday, May 23

Former Obama Speechwriter Jon Favreau at College of the Holy Cross

Thursday, May 29

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Harvard University

FOX News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume at Randolph-Macon College

Monday, June 2

Former Vice President Al Gore at Princeton University

Sunday, June 8

Scandal Creator Shonda Rhimes at Dartmouth College

Saturday, June 14

President Barack Obama at University of California, Irvine

Sunday, June 15

Bill & Melinda Gates at Stanford University

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article listed Dillard University as "Dillard College," and listed incorrect dates for Jon Favreau and Gwen Ifil's addresses. The errors have been fixed.

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