Commencement Dates, Speakers for Local Colleges and Universities

By Lindsay Cayne
|  Tuesday, May 21, 2013  |  Updated 2:22 PM EDT
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Commencement Dates, Speakers for Local Schools

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Wondering when local colleges are holding their commencement ceremonies? Read on:

THE DISTRICT

American University
Date: May 11-12
Speaker: Multiple speakers, including former EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson; Darryl Frank, Dr. Paul Farmer, Gary Veloric, Moisés Naím and Harold Hongju Koh

The George Washington University
Date: May 19
Speaker: Kerry Washington, actress

Georgetown University
Date: May 16-19
Speaker: Multiple speakers, including Mauro L. I. Viera, Gerald M. "Jerry" DeFrancisco, Lisa J. Shannon, Dr. Lisa Simpson, President Dalia Grybauskaite, William M. Cowan, Sir Michael Rawlins

Howard University
Date: Saturday, May 11
Speaker: Bill Clinton

MARYLAND

Bowie State University
Date: Friday, May 17
Speaker: First Lady Michelle Obama

Frostburg State University
Date: Friday, May 17
Speaker: Larry Gibson, environmentalist

Morgan State University
Date: Saturday, May 18
Speaker: Sec. of Education Arne Duncan

Salisbury University
Date: Saturday, May 18
Speaker: Jacob Liechty and Noelle Ford, graduates

St. Mary's College of Maryland
Date: Saturday, May 11
Speaker: Gov. Martin O’Malley

Towson University
Date: May 22-24
Speaker: Six ceremonies; multiple speakers

United States Naval Academy
Date: May 17-24
Speaker: Multiple speakers

University of Baltimore
Date: Tuesday, May 21
Speaker: TBA

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Date: Friday, May 17
Speaker: Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal (retired)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Date: Thursday, May 23
Speaker: Unknown

University of Maryland, College Park
Date: May 19-20
Speaker: Cal Ripken

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Date: Friday, May 17
Speaker: Former EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson

Goucher College
Date: May 24
Speaker: Author Judith Viorst

Johns Hopkins University
Date: Thursday, May 23
Speaker: Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa

VIRGINIA

College of William and Mary
Date: May 10-12
Speaker: FBI Director Robert Mueller

George Mason University
Date: Saturday, May 18
Speaker: Judge William T. Newman, Jr.

University of Virginia
Date: Sunday, May 19
Speaker: Former Sen. Jim Webb

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Date: Friday, May 17
Speaker: Charles W. Steger

Washington and Lee University
Date: Saturday, May 11
Speaker: Sen. Tim Kaine

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