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10 Life Lessons from Admiral William McRaven

By Molly Stier

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It’s commencement season, y’all!

UT college graduates to-be are busy saying goodbye to friends they’ve made since embarking on their collegiate journey and crossing off the last of their Austin bucket lists before parting ways with the university that whipped them into shape since leaving behind those gloriously embarrassing high school days. Their achievements and growth will finally be collectively recognized during commencement events this weekend beginning Friday, May 22 and ending with the final university-wide commencement by the tower on Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m.

Graduation commencements are designed to provide the proper send off by urging the freshly graduated to go off into the world and change it – as us Longhorns tend to do. The role of the commencement speaker is to do just that – motivate, invigorate and inspire.

Chancellor William McRaven made a notable speech to the class of 2014 that went viral. Even though the admiral will not address the class of 2015, they can still apply key advice he has offered before and since becoming the chancellor of the University of Texas system.

Check out the University Co-op’s blog for 10 life lessons from Admiral McRaven here!