September 2008: Convocation
- President Mark D. Gearan gave the Convocation Opening
- Provost Teresa Amott introduced the faculty speaker.
- Eric Liu gave the convocation address.
May 2008: Commencement
- William Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97 gave the commencement address.
- Felipe Estefan '08 gave the Hobart senior speech.
- Alyssa McDermott '08 gave the William Smith senior speech.
- President Mark D. Gearan gave the valedictory address.