Chance the Rapper to give commencement speech at Dillard University

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - MARCH 16: Chance The Rapper performs during the first day of Lollapalooza Buenos Aires 2018 at Hipodromo de San Isidro on March 16, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Santiago Bluguermann/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS — Chance the Rapper will speak to Dillard University graduates at their commencement ceremony May 12, and judging by their reactions in a video posted to Twitter, they’re pretty excited.

Dillard President Walter Kimbrough made the announcement in a Dillard classroom today, then posted the video to Twitter.

Chance is a famous rapper and songwriter from Chicago who’s won three Grammy awards since he hit the spotlight in 2013.

He’s also known for his charitable givings, having donated $1 million to Chicago public schools last year.