2017 USC Commencement Speakers Salute Grads with Lessons and Laughs

From architects to actors, visiting luminaries had memorable words to share.

October 04, 2017 Elisa Huang

From actors to architects, USC commencement speakers shared life experiences and lessons with the Class of 2017. Will Ferrell kicked off USC’s last commencement with an unforgettable speech, but he wasn’t alone in saluting our graduates. Across campuses and schools, visiting luminaries provided their own brands of lessons and laughs.