Did Ed Helms go to Cornell?

Ed Helms’ character on The Office, Andy Bernard, attended Cornell University, where the actor delivered the convocation speech in 2014 as an ode to the fictional character.

Ed Helms was one of the main cast members in the iconic sitcom, The Office, which was on air from 2005 until 2013. He took on the role of Andy Bernard, who was introduced as the Regional Director in Charge of Sales at the Stamford branch of paper distribution company, Dunder Mifflin, in the third season premiere. The character often referenced his education at Cornell University, where he was a part of an acappella group which contributed to his love for theatrical singing.

The constant reference to Cornell University made the institution a popular feature of the storyline, leading to the actor visiting the students in 2014 to deliver the convocation speech. In his personal capacity, Ed attended Oberlin College as a geology major, however, he ended up graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Theory and Technology.