Clinton will give the speech May 11 on the campus' Upper Quadrangle, the school announced Tuesday. 

"We are thrilled that President Clinton has agreed to deliver this year’s commencement address," Howard University President Sidney Ribeau said, according to "As a preeminent leader, humanitarian and advocate, his extraordinary global work and commitment to public service will inspire the class of 2013 as they prepare to make their mark on the world."

In February, the White House announced that President Obama would deliver the commencement speech at The Ohio State University on May 5.