About 900 students are expected to graduate from USC's Annenberg school on May 11.
"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."
We just shared some exciting news w/our #ascj Class of 2018 and are thrilled to announce that global leader, philanthropist, producer & actress @Oprah will be our commencement speaker. #uscgrad. pic.twitter.com/luhPxhsAy0— USC Annenberg (@USCAnnenberg) March 22, 2018
Winfrey has given a number of commencement addresses over the years, speaking to students at Harvard, Stanford and Skidmore, among others.
The school is providing four tickets to each graduating student and televising the ceremony at other locations on campus.