01/24/2011 04:43 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Stephen Colbert To Address Northwestern's Class Of 2011

Stephen Colbert will send off the graduating class at Northwestern University this spring, North by Northwestern reports.

Colbert is no stranger to Northwestern; the comedian graduated from the university in 1986. He's previously addressed students at Knox College and Princeton University.

In speaking at Northwestern, Colbert may be fulfilling a lifelong dream. As he waxed faux-nostalgic to Knox graduates:

But the best reason for me to come to speak at Knox College is that I attended Knox College. This is part of my personal history that you will rarely see reported. Partly because the press doesn't do the proper research. But mostly because it is not true! I just made it up, so this moment would be more poignant for all of us. How great would it be if I could actually come back here -- if I was coming back to my alma mater to be honored like this.

Watch the Knox speech in full below.