Former President Bill Clinton delivered the commencement address Saturday morning at Loyola Marymount University, urging students to "set the world on fire" with their dreams and passions.
Clinton spoke at the ceremony attended by hundreds of undergraduates. His nephew Tyler Clinton was among them.
He told the Class of 2016 that they were "graduating in the most interdependent age in human history."
"Whether we like it or not, for the rest of your lives, what happens to you will in some measure be determined by what happens to other people, by how you react to it, how they treat you, how you treat them and what larger forces are at work in the world."
He had been in Los Angeles in recent days campaigning and raising money on behalf of his wife, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
On Thursday, the candidate appeared at rallies in East Los Angeles to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, calling for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for those in the country illegally.
The former senator and secretary of state is still embroiled in a primary fight with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Although California's primary is still a month away, mail-in ballots already are being distributed and supporters have been dialing voters in hopes of securing their support.