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2020 Speaker

Actor and activist Martin Sheen gave the 168th undergraduate commencement address on June 15, 2019, at Stevens Stadium

Actor and activist Martin Sheen gave the 168th undergraduate commencement address on June 15, 2019, at Stevens Stadium


The University announces the Commencement Speaker and honorary degree recipients in Winter or Spring Quarter 2020.

Past Speakers 

  • 2019 - Martin Sheen, actor and activist
  • 2018 - Kirk O. Hanson, Executive Director of SCU's Markkula Center 
  • 2017 - Juan Felipe Herrera, 21st Poet Laureate of the United States
  • 2016 - Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services
  • 2015 - Fr. James Martin, S.J., Jesuit author and commentator
  • 2014 - Brandi Chastain, former player of SCU Women's Soccer and USA National Team