The Catholic University of America

Commencement 2016


2016 Commencement speakers Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan were awarded honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees. The couple reminded graduates of the value of faith, family and guacamole at the University's 127th Commencement Ceremony. 

> Read the full transcript of their address


  Congratulations, Class of 2016!!

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 2016 Commencement Speakers

 2016 Commencement Speakers Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife and creative partner, Jeannie Gaffigan, addressed the Class of 2016 at The Catholic University of America Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14. 

The couple lives in Manhattan with their two daughters and three sons. Despite a busy work schedule on their TV Land sitcom, The Jim Gaffigan Show, the duo tries to prioritize family life whenever possible, sometimes taking the family along on cross-country comedy tours.