In a scene that took many back to his role in the 2003 film “Old School,” Will Ferrell surprised students at the University of Southern California by stepping in as a guest DJ at a fraternity tailgate party. Videos circulating on TikTok captured Ferrell getting the crowd energized with tracks like Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N—-s in Paris” and Survivor’s iconic “Eye of the Tiger.”
The Occasion Behind the Appearance
This unexpected cameo wasn’t a random act by the comedy actor. Ferrell’s connection to the institution goes deeper than just his film roles. The event was part of the Trojan Family Weekend, and Ferrell’s own son, Magnus, is currently a sophomore at the university. Beyond familial ties, Will Ferrell himself is an alumnus of USC, having graduated in 1990 with a degree in sports information.
A Fraternity Tailgate Party to Remember
The students of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity were in for a treat as the actor turned DJ for their tailgate party, adding zest to their pre-game celebrations for the football match against the University of Arizona Wildcats.
Ferrell’s Continuous Connection to USC
Though he’s achieved global fame, Ferrell has never strayed far from his Trojan roots. He visited the university in 2017 to give the commencement speech, leaving an indelible mark on the graduates. His bond with USC further strengthened in the subsequent year when, in a generous move, he and his wife, Viveca Paulin, funded the first-ever full scholarship for the women’s soccer team.
While the actor’s impromptu DJ session was a delightful surprise for the students, it highlights his enduring bond with the University of Southern California. Through familial connections and his philanthropic endeavors, Ferrell remains intertwined with his alma mater, creating memories that will undoubtedly last a lifetime for many Trojans.