Vice President Joe Biden will give the commencement address at the University of South Carolina’s graduation next month, the school announced Wednesday.
The May 9 ceremony at Columbia’s Colonial Life Arena will feature students graduating from the business school, as well as others majoring in communications, nursing, pharmacy, and public health.
Biden will also receive an honorary doctorate of public administration during the event.
The vice president has made numerous trips to South Carolina since he unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008. He makes the trips while rumored to be considering another run for the White House in 2016.
The school said it will release details on parking, tickets, and access for the commencement in the coming days.
The next day, on May 10, Boeing Company President and CEO W. James McNerney Jr., will speak at the 9:30 a.m. commencement ceremony. McNerney will address graduates of the South Carolina Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences. He will receive the honorary degree doctor of business administration.