Annenberg has announced that Oprah Winfrey will be speaking at the school's commencement ceremony in May. The ceremony will be ticketed and held at the Shrine Auditorium.
Last year, Winfrey delivered commencement speeches at Smith College and Agness Scott College.
"Oprah Winfrey is one of the most powerful and effective communicators of our time, and someone I deeply admire for her commitment to using her voice for good," said USC Annenberg Dean Willow Bay. "I am both incredibly excited to hear her speak, and deeply grateful to her for sharing the day with our graduates."
Earlier this month, Annenberg stated via email that the School of Communication and School of Journalism will be combined into one ceremony. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 11 and celebrate about 900 graduates.
Each graduating student is allotted four tickets with the option to request up to two more tickets through a waitlist. Graduates must claim their tickets by April 15. Unclaimed tickets will be forfeited and added to a pool for students requesting extras. Requests for these tickets will be fulfilled during the week of April 23, according to the Annenberg commencement website.
Guests may also view the ceremony live on screens in Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN) or the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism (ASC).