The Commencement 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian will be listed as they become available.

Below are the 2019 Commencement speakers:


Norman Francis 2019 Laetare Medal Recipient

Norman C. FrancisLaetare Medal

Norman C. Francis, longtime beloved president of Xavier University of Louisiana, will receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2019 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics — at Notre Dame’s 174th University Commencement Ceremony on May 19 (Sunday).

Peggy Noonan 2019 Speaker

Peggy Noonan, Commencement Speaker

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Wall Street Journal, speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan and author of five New York Times best-sellers — will deliver the principal address and receive an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame’s 174th commencement ceremony May 19.(Sunday).



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