USC officials announced the Anchorman star would be an official guest speaker at their 134th ceremony by sharing his picture on Instagram and captioning it, "Are you ready to (graduate)? Guess who your 2017 Commencement speaker is...#USCgrad," complete with multiple graduation hat emojis.

The 49-year-old graduated from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles with a degree in sports information in 1990. He has maintained a close relationship with the university over the years, including a hosting gig at the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ 75th Anniversary Gala and a guest drum for their Trojan Marching Band.

Ferrell is also no stranger to give commencement addresses - he sang and danced while delivering his speech at the prestigious Harvard University in 2003.