Featured Speakers and Honorees

Unlike most colleges and universities, Brown does not invite Commencement speakers for the College Ceremony. On the College Green on Commencement morning, two members of the senior class, selected by a faculty committee, deliver short orations. The Graduate Student Council selects student speakers for the Graduate School ceremonies. The Medical School invites a speaker to address its graduating class in the First Unitarian Church. During Saturday's Baccalaureate Ceremony, an Honorary Degree recipient will deliver the Baccalaureate keynote address.