Hollywood funny man and all around amazing human being Will Ferrell will be dropping by USC later this year to deliver the Commencement address.
A source from University Student Affairs confirmed the news today with The Tab, as did a second source who works with President Nikias.
Ferrell earned a B.A. in sports broadcasting from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 1989. He was also a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and, as can be seen below, was an absolute no-doubt-about-it frat star.
Since Ferrell’s graduation, he has maintained a close relationship with the program, routinely popping up at big sporting events and meeting with the Trojans teams to offer support and hilarity. Most notably, Ferrell would give motivational speeches during Pete Carroll’s successful tenure as football coach. The comedian always arrives rocking full cardinal and gold colors and has even dressed as Tommy Trojan from time to time. That’s an unconditional love for your alma mater right there.
In 2015, Ferrell was almost trampled by the football team as he led them out of the tunnel, but laughed about it later.
Ferrell has previously given a commencement speech at Harvard University in 2003, but this will be the first time he does so for his own school. Pretty legendary if you ask me.
We can’t lie, we’re insanely jealous of all the graduating USC students out there. Ferrell is going to crush this speech.
Congratulations to all.
USC has historic football program, World Famous Song Girls, Iconic Spirit Of Troy, & Alumni like Will Ferrell https://t.co/djoCwEVaqJ
— Joey (@JustMeJoey8) January 29, 2017