Join the class of 2022 in reliving the memories and inspiration of last year’s graduation ceremony

We were honored to have powerful speeches from notable speakers including Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, and Dr. Naomi Caselli of Boston University. Ms. Kristina Miranda and Ms. Molly Feanny delivered speeches as representatives of the Graduate and Undergraduate classes respectively. We also recognized distinguished alumni such as Ms. Dorothy Sueoka Casterline, Mr. Carl Gustaf Croneberg, and Ms. Lauren Ridloff with honorary degrees.  Watch below and be inspired by the words of these accomplished leaders
Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Keynote Speaker

The commencement keynote speaker is a notable figure selected to offer advice, reflections, and congratulations to motivate our graduating classes to share their knowledge and skills they learned at the University with the world.

Since 1869, the University selects one distinguished Keynote Commencement Speaker speak to our graduating students. For the class of 2022, we were honored to have two keynote speakers – Dr. Naomi Caselli of Boston University for the graduate ceremony, and Tim Cook of Apple for the undergraduate ceremony.

List of Keynote Speakers

Student Commencement Speakers

These students had the opportunity to speak to all the graduating students, family, friends, and the community to share their journeys, experiences, stories, insights, and advice to prepare for the future after Gallaudet University. It is a distinguished honor for a student to be selected as Undergraduate and/or Graduate Commencement Speaker.

We’ve had Undergraduate and Graduate students speak to graduating students since 1991! If you would like to know who were our previous student speakers, our Archives and Deaf Collections updates the list annually

List of Student Speakers

Honorary Degree Recipients

Professors Emeriti

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Class of 2022

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