Special Celebrations

Alumni Association Celebrations

Dates and times below are not yet updated for 2018 and will be confirmed prior to the spring semester.

Senior SCend Off

Wednesday, April 26, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Argue Plaza, next to the Widney Alumni House
A free BBQ for the Class of 2017

Open to all members of the Class of 2017, December 2016 graduates, and December 2017 graduates. For more information, visit the USC Alumni Association website.

Commencement Day Welcome for New Grads

Friday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Widney Alumni House

The USC Alumni Association invites the university’s newest alumni, the Class of 2017, and their families to visit the Widney Alumni House on Commencement Day 2017. 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, April 30, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Argue Plaza with reception to follow.
The ceremony will be preceded by an optional bingo mixer event co-hosted by the USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
To RSVP, fill out the registration form or email lgbt@usc.edu.

African American Cultural Celebration

Hosted by the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs
Thursday, May 11, 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 11, 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 11, 8:00 p.m., Cromwell Field
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 12, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., Associates Park


ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

The joint commissioning ceremony will be in Bovard Auditorium on Saturday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. The reception will be held in Associates Park following the ceremony.

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