Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab has announced that Vin Diesel, who grew up in New York City and attended Hunter College, will deliver the commencement address and receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall.
Diesel was an English major at Hunter in the late 1980s before pursuing his acting career. He will address the more than 1,800 students graduating this May.
Most recently, Diesel reprised his role as Dominic Toretto in the eighth installment of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, in which he both starred and produced. The film had the largest international release of all time, grossing over $1.2 billion worldwide.