Oprah Winfrey will be delivering the final words of Colorado College’s Class of 2019 undergraduate career this May, the college said Thursday.

Tickets to the college’s ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 19 and the media giant and philanthropist’s speech will be limited to graduating seniors and their guests.

For those unable to attend, Winfrey’s speech will be live-streamed on the college’s website.

Winfrey attended Colorado College’s graduation ceremony in 2017 in support of a student who had received one of her scholarships.

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She gave the commencement address at the University of Southern California in 2018 and Smith College in 2017.

Last year, the college invited Nancy Nagel Gibbs, a Tony Award-winning producer and Class of 1971 graduate to give words of wisdom to its departing students. Other notable speakers have included former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner in 1982; U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in 2009; David Packard, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard in 1964; then Defense Secretary Dick Cheney in 1991; and former Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar in 2001.

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Phone: 636-0193

Liz Forster is a general assignment reporter with a focus on environment and public safety. She is a Colorado College graduate, avid hiker and skier, and sweet potato enthusiast. Liz joined The Gazette in June 2017.

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