It’s that time of year where I obsessively listen to the season’s best commencement speeches. I. love. them. Almost as much as I love the Olympics (OH MY GOODNESS I LOVE THE OLYMPICS!), but that’s whole a different post.
ANYWAY, every year, I eagerly search online for who’s going to speak where – the one I’m most excited about this season is First Lady Michelle Obama’s Tuskegee University speech. Wow – personal, smart, raw, relevant, a call to action – I was so moved by it that I’ve already listened to it multiple times.
And one of my all-time favorite commencement speeches is Conan O’Brien’s 2011 Dartmouth College speech – funny, smart, and honest. I re-watch it every year.
You can look over a larger list of this year’s line up on Graduation Wisdom. And NPR pulled together some of The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever – you could fill your whole summer with speeches. You’re welcome!
What are your favorite commencement addresses? Which should I add to my queue?