Special Celebrations

Alumni Association Celebrations

Open to all members of the Class of 2016; no tickets or reservations required.

Senior SCend Off

Date and Location TBD
A free BBQ for the Class of 2016.

Commencement Day Welcome for New Grads

Friday, May 13, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Widney Alumni House

The USC Alumni Association invites the university’s newest alumni, the Class of 2016, and their families to visit the Widney Alumni House on Commencement Day 2016. Take a relaxing break, enjoy refreshments, and learn about the benefits of your complimentary Alumni Association membership.


Cultural Celebrations

Lavender Celebration

Hosted by the LGBT Resource Center, Division of Student Affairs
Sunday, May 1, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Argue Plaza.
For information and to RSVP, contact: lgbt@usc.edu, 213-740-7619

African American Cultural Celebration

Hosted by the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs
Thursday, May 12, 8:00 p.m., Bovard Auditorium
For information and to RSVP, contact:  cbcsa@usc.edu, 213-740-8257

Asian Pacific Graduate Celebration

Hosted by the Asian Pacific American Student Services, Division of Student Affairs
Thursday, May 12, 8:00 p.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Grand Ballroom
For information and to RSVP, contact: apass@usc.edu, 213-740-4999

Chicano/Latino Graduate Celebration

Hosted by El Centro Chicano, Division of Student Affairs
Thursday, May 12, 8:00 p.m., Location TBD
For information and to RSVP, contact: ecc@usc.edu,  213-740-1480


Ph.D. Candidates Receptions

Robed Ph.D. candidates, their families and advisors are invited to convene for light refreshments before lining up for Commencement. No tickets are required.
Friday, May 13, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., Associates Park


ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

The joint commissioning ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium. Receptions to follow as noted below:

  • Air Force – Location: PED Courtyard
  • Army – Location: South PED Lawn (front of building)
  • Navy – Location: North PED Lawn (front of building)

Contact: Cathy Ioki, cioki@rotc.usc.edu.