Political Commencement Speeches for the Class of 2012 - PICTURES

March 5, 2012, 8:31 a.m.

The parade of in­flu­en­tial polit­ic­al com­mence­ment speak­ers is in full stride. Pres­id­ent Obama is already on the books to de­liv­er three such speeches this year, and oth­er ma­jor polit­ic­al fig­ures are also on the gradu­ation cir­cuit. 

RE­LATED: Ad­vice to the Class of 2011

Click through to see where Obama is speak­ing this year, and also to watch past com­mence­ment speeches he has giv­en since be­com­ing pres­id­ent.