Will Ferrell Ends His USC Commencement Speech by Singing 'I Will Always Love You'


Will Ferrell Ends His USC Commencement Speech by Singing 'I Will Always Love You'


The 49-year-old actor serenades USC's Class of 2017 with the hit song of Whitney Houston because he wants them 'to know [they] will never be alone.'
Will Ferrell closed his commencement speech for the University of Southern California's Class of 2017 on Friday, May 12 with a rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You". The "Saturday Night Live" alum, who graduated in 1990, convinced the graduates that they would never be alone.

"Class of 2017, I just want you to know you will never be alone on whatever path you may choose," he said. "If you do have a moment where you feel a little down just think of the support you have from this great Trojan family and imagine me, literally picture my face, singing this song gently into your ear."

"If I should stay, I would only be in your way. So I'll go, but I know, I'll think of you every step of the way. And I will always love you, will always love you, will always love you, Class of 2017," he continued. "And I will always love you."

In his speech, Will recounted his days as a student and shared his opinions on his major, Sports Information. "[It's] a program so difficult, so arduous, that they discontinued the major eight years after I left," he joked. "We're like the Navy SEALs of USC graduates."

The "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" star then emphasized that it was okay for not having plans upon leaving college. "To those of you graduates sitting out there who have a pretty good idea of what you'd like to do with your life, congratulations," Will stated. "For many of you who maybe don't have it all figured out, it's okay. That's the same chair that I sat in. Enjoy the process of your search without succumbing to the pressure of the result."




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