The legendary comedian received an honorary doctorate during Friday's graduation ceremony for undergraduate students in arts and social sciences.
Cosby later addressed the graduates, and urged them to trust their abilities, and not to become overwhelmed in the face of adversity.
"We don't want to hear you say, 'I was nervous.' You have this education, you have these expectations. There are parents waiting for you to move out," said Cosby.
By the way the doctorate Cosby received, recognized his humor, compassion, and commitment to service during his lifelong work educating and inspiring children and adults.