Commencement 2014 speakers will be listed as they become available.


Christopher Patten, 2014 Commencement Speaker

Christopher Patten, Commencement Speaker

Christopher Patten (Lord Patten of Barnes), chancellor of the University of Oxford and chair of the BBC Trust, will be the principal speaker and receive an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame’s 169th Commencement Ceremony on May 18.




Kenneth Miller, 2014 Laetare Medal winner

Kenneth R. Miller, Laetare Medal

Kenneth R. Miller, professor of biology at Brown University, will receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2014 Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics, at Notre Dame’s 169th University Commencement ceremony May 18 (Sunday).



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