Academy Award winning director and legendary actor Robert Redford delivered the 194th Commencement at Waterville's Colby College, Sunday, May 24.

Robert Redford told graduates:

Don’t be afraid to take a risk, don’t be afraid of failure.

You’re stepping into a world that’s, well, pretty rough. It’s pretty chaotic, pretty divisive.

You’ve got climate change, you’ve got debt, you’ve got wars, you’ve got political paralysis. It’s kind of a grim story. But the story, I think, can be retold, and I really believe that you’re the ones to do it.

This school has provided you with the tools and it’s provided you with the history... to go out in the world and make a difference.

483 degrees were awarded at the ceremony attended by thousands.

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