Will Ferrell Surprises USC with Guest DJ Performance at Frat Party

USC students get unexpected DJ: Hollywood's own Will Ferrell

by Nouman Rasool
Will Ferrell Surprises USC with Guest DJ Performance at Frat Party
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In a delightful nod to the past, Hollywood star Will Ferrell recently turned up the heat at the University of Southern California (USC), giving students a night to remember. Drawing parallels to his iconic 2003 movie, "Old School," Ferrell unexpectedly appeared as a guest DJ at a fraternity party, taking attendees on a nostalgic ride.

The actor, who's no stranger to USC, was on campus for Trojan Family Weekend, a time when family members reconnect with their beloved Trojans. The occasion was even more special for Ferrell as his eldest son, Magnus, is currently in his sophomore year at the prestigious institution.

However, it wasn't just the presence of his son that lured Ferrell to the campus. The "Barbie" actor is a proud Trojan himself, having graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor's degree in Sports Information.

Ferrell Rocks USC Frat Bash

Ferrell's electrifying DJ performance was captured and shared on TikTok, where he was seen energizing the crowd with chartbusters like Jay-Z and Kanye West's "N----s in Paris" and Survivor's timeless classic, "Eye of the Tiger." This lively event took place at a Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity tailgate bash, a prelude to the much-anticipated football face-off between USC and the University of Arizona Wildcats.

Ferrell's relationship with USC goes beyond just academic ties. In 2017, he graced the institution by delivering an inspiring commencement speech, instilling hope and motivation among the graduates. Adding to his list of contributions, in 2018, Ferrell, alongside his wife Viveca Paulin, generously funded the first-ever full scholarship for the university's women's soccer team.

While some might think Ferrell's surprise visit was a whimsical attempt to relive his "Old School" days, it’s evident his love for USC runs deep. The star's dedication to supporting and celebrating his alma mater shines bright, and his recent DJ stint only solidifies that.

With the weekend's events becoming the talk of the town, one thing is for sure: Trojan Family Weekend 2023 is one for the history books.

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