Below are the 2017 Commencement speakers:

Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J.Laetare Medal

Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J. Laetare winner 2017

Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, will receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics — at Notre Dame’s 172nd University commencement ceremony on May 21 (Sunday).

Vice President Mike Pence, Commencement Speaker


Pence Mike 17 Speaker

Vice President Mike Pence will receive an honorary degree and serve as principal speaker at the University of Notre Dame’s 172nd commencement ceremony May 21 (Sunday). He becomes the first vice president of the United States to deliver the commencement address at Notre Dame.



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