STARSHIP Enterprise captain Patrick Stewart is to make his first visit to Huddersfield University after being made its chancellor.
He is set to make his trip to the town at the beginning of February.
The Mirfield-born star will come to the university after finishing his run in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker on the Broadway stage.
He has promised he will not be an absentee chancellor.
University bosses said they were eagerly looking forward to his visit.
He will be treated to a tour of the town centre campus, where there are 16,500 students.
Huddersfield Vice-chancellor Prof John Tarrant said: "I know that he will be warmly welcomed by everyone here."
Stewart - best known for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation - has spoken of "kicking his heels in delight" after being invited to be chancellor.
He is also known as Huddersfield Town's most famous fan, proudly admitting to having a club shirt on the wall of his Los Angeles home.
Club officials were today wondering if he would have time to drop in and see a game.
Stewart, 63, said at the time of his appointment: "I was astonished and - a rare experience for me - rendered momentarily speechless."
He is due to give his final performance in The Caretaker at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre on Sunday.