Commencement 2016 Valedictorian and Laetare Medal speakers will be listed as they become available.

Gen Martin Dempsey

General Martin E. Dempsey, Commencement Speaker

Recently retired U.S. Army General Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the past four years, will be the principal speaker and receive an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame’s 171st University Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 15.


For a listing of previous commencement speakers, please visit the Archives page.