At the beginning, some of them didn't even have any idea who he was. But after reading his profile and listening to his speech, everybody was greatly inspired by his message.
It was a great way to set the mood for graduation and send them off with the right mindset.
Below is the transcript:
It seems that his cancer has relapsed as he is on indefinite leave from Apple. I really hope he gets better. The world will be dimmer without the light of his genius to inspire us.