Patton Oswalt Delivers The 2023 Commencement Speech To William & Mary’s Graduating Class

Comedian, actor and author Patton Oswalt ’91, D.A. ’23 addresses graduates at his alma mater, William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. Friday night. During the ceremony more than 2,050 undergraduate and graduate degrees were conferred, he wished them well, but welcome to the “hellscape where you will have to fight for every scrap of your humanity and dignity.”