*President Obama will deliver commencement address at Howard University this year, the school announced Thursday.
His keynote speech at the historically black college will take place on May 7. He’ll also receive an honorary doctorate degree.
“It is an extraordinary honor and privilege,” Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, president of Howard University, said in a statement. “President Obama’s own legacy gives the Howard Community great expectations for the leadership footprint it will leave on America and the globe.”
Obama will be the sixth sitting president to deliver a commencement address at Howard, known as the most prestigious historically black university in the country.
He will also deliver a commencement speech at Rutgers University in New Jersey on May 15. School president Robert Barchi first wrote to Obama more than two years ago asking him to speak to graduates. It will be the first-ever commencement speech at Rutgers delivered by a sitting president.
Obama also plans to speak to graduates of the Air Force Academy on June 2. He last spoke at the school’s commencement ceremonies in 2012.