By TIME Staff
Updated: May 12, 2017 11:58 AM ET

Sheryl Sandberg addressed Virginia Tech’s graduating class of 2017 on Friday, telling the Hokies she felt right at home at a place with “Tech” in its title.

In her speech, the Facebook chief operating officer and Lean In author stressed the importance of hope, as well as resilience, a major theme in her new book, Option B.

“Build resilient communities,” she said. “Be there for your friends and family. And I mean in person – not just in a message with a heart emoji.”

Below find a full transcript of her remarks as delivered:

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