Most Memorable Commencement Speeches of the 21st Century
William Hallstrom
CampusTales Editor
September 28th, 2017


Graduation day happens much sooner than most expect, and it is met with both excitement, hope and fear. It is a turning point in life, one that has very few guarantees waiting on the other side. The unknown is always intimidating, but luckily many universities have found a way of easing the transition between college studies and (un)employment. Each year, universities invite A-list celebrities to deliver inspiring, entertaining and hope-infusing speeches in front of the graduating class. While these speeches may not help graduates land their dream jobs, they sure do bring smiles to their faces and a great deal of inspiration. StudyAdvantage has taken a closer look at the most memorable commencement speeches in recent years to deliver a super list. We give you the best commencement speeches of the 21st century.

Ali G, Harvard (Sasha Baron Cohen), 2004, Harvard University



Steve Jobs, 2005, Stanford University



J.K. Rowling, 2008, Harvard University



Bill Murray, 2011, Yale University











And, our favourite commencement speech…

Robert De Niro, 2015, NYU Tisch School of the Arts



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Most Memorable Commencement Speeches of the 21st Century
William Hallstrom
CampusTales Editor
September 28th, 2017
Graduation day happens much sooner than most expect, and it is met with both excitement, hope and fear. It is a turning point in life, one that has very few guarantees waiting on the other side. The unknown is always intimidating, but luckily many universities have found a way of easing the transition between college studies and (un)employment. Each year, universities invite A-list celebrities to deliver inspiring, entertaining and hope-infusing speeches in front of the graduating class. While these speeches may not help graduates land their dream jobs, they sure do bring smiles to their faces and a great deal of inspiration. StudyAdvantage has taken a closer look at the most memorable commencement speeches in recent years to deliver a super list. We give you the best commencement speeches of the 21st century.

Ali G, Harvard (Sasha Baron Cohen), 2004, Harvard University



Steve Jobs, 2005, Stanford University



J.K. Rowling, 2008, Harvard University



Bill Murray, 2011, Yale University











And, our favourite commencement speech…

Robert De Niro, 2015, NYU Tisch School of the Arts



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