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Here Are Some Of The Big Names Giving Commencement Addresses In 2015

04/28/2015 12:30 pm ET | Updated Apr 28, 2015

It's almost May, which can only mean one thing: Commencement season is upon us.

Every year, colleges and universities book big name celebrities, business men and women, politicians and philanthropists for commencement addresses. It may be a way to garner publicity for the school, but as far as students are concerned, it's usually the most entertaining part of the sometimes prolonged commencement ceremonies.

As we do each year, The Huffington Post will be bringing you extended coverage of the best commencement speeches. But for those who can't wait, or are curious at who is scheduled this year, we have lineup of some of the biggest names below.

  • Stephanie Courtney, Better Known As Progressive Insurance's "Flo" - Binghamton University
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    May 17, 2015
  • Actress Natalie Portman - Harvard University (Class Day)
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    May 27, 2015
  • Michelle Obama - Tuskegee University
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    May 9, 2015
  • Barack Obama - Lake Area Technical Institute
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    May 8, 2014
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson - University of Massachusetts-Amherst
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    May 8, 2015
  • U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren - Bunker Hill Community College
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    May 30, 2015
  • U.S. Rep. John Lewis - Lawrence University
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    June 14, 2015
  • Stephen Colbert - Wake Forest University
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    May 18, 2015
  • Arianna Huffington - Vassar College
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    May 31, 2015
  • Actor Matthew McConaughey - University of Houston
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    May 15, 2015
  • Humans of New York Founder Brandon Stanton - Westfield State University
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    May 16, 2015
  • Joe Biden - Yale University (Class Day)
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    May 17, 2015
  • Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich - Boston College
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    May 18, 2015
  • Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick - Harvard University
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    May 28, 2015
  • US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power - University of Pennsylvania
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  • George W. Bush - Southern Methodist University
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    May 16, 2015
  • Co-founder of Partners In Health Paul Farmer - Duke University
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    May 10, 2015
  • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti - Columbia University (College)
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    May 18, 2015
  • Blind Mountaineer Erik Weihenmayer - Lafayette College
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    May 23, 2015
  • Venture Capitalist Ben Horowitz - Columbia University (Engineering)
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    May 19, 2015
  • Former Secretary of State Colin Powell - Rice University
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    May 16, 2015
  • Actor Anthony Hopkins - Seaver College
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  • Filmmaker Ken Burns - Washington University in St. Louis
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    May 15, 2015
  • Dr. Jay Varkey, Who Treated Ebola Patients - Centenary College
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    May 2, 2015
  • Author Doris Kearns Goodwin - Longwood University
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    May 9, 2015
  • Olympian Michelle Kwan - Salve Regina University
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    May 17, 2015
  • Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush - Liberty University
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    May 9, 2015
  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro - California State University at Fullerton
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    May 16, 2015
  • MSNBC Anchor Richard Lui - California State University at Fullerton
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    May 16, 2015
  • MSNBC Anchor Chris Matthews - Saint Mary's College of California
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    May 23, 2015
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