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Will Ferrell Serenades The USC Graduating Class Like It Was The Catalina Wine Mixer

By Mark Pygas

Will Ferrell spoke gave a commencement address at the University of Southern California on Friday and did something that probably shocked just about everyone who was attending. But hey, that's what Will Ferrell does, right?

The star, who graduated from USC in 1990 with a degree in sports information, despite only having $20 to his name, was luminary for the graduating class of 2017. He also received an honorary doctorate, alongside others like a spinal surgeon, Oscar winner Helen Mirren and a pioneering AIDS researcher. A pretty cool tribute for the handful of guests there.

"And then there’s me," he joked. "Will Ferrell, whose achievements include running naked through the city of Montrose in 'Old School.'...I think my fellow doctorates would agree, based on our achievements, we are all on equal footing."