There are several special celebrations that take place prior to Commencement Day:
Senior SCend Off (NOT YET UPDATED FOR 2016)
Wednesday, April 27, 2015
4:00pm – 7:00pm
A free BBQ for the Class of 2016, hosted by the Alumni Association
Sunday, May 1, 2015
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
LGBTQ and ALLY graduates should register and guests should RSVP by clicking here (LINK NOT YET UPDATED FOR 2016)
Wednesday, May 11
Phi Kappa Phi Initiation Ceremony
Invitation-only ceremony honoring new Phi Kappa Phi honor society faculty and student initiates.
Thursday, May 12
Student Recognition Awards Ceremony
Invitation-only ceremony. Awards presented include The Order of Troy, The Order of Areté, and The Order of the Laurel and the Palm.
Wall of Scholars Ceremony
3:00 p.m. Leavey Library, Weingart Reading Room
Invitation-only ceremony and reception hosted by the Skull and Dagger Society.
USC Athletics Graduate Celebration
2:00 p.m. Galen Center
Invitation-only ceremony for graduating athletes.
Sol Price School of Public Policy Academic Awards Ceremony
3:30 p.m. Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Grand Ballroom
Asian Pacific Graduate Celebration
Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Grand Ballroom
Graduates should register and guests should RSVP by clicking here.
Chicano/Latino Graduate Celebration
Friday, May 13
Robed Ph.D. candidates, their families and advisors are invited to convene for light refreshments before lining up for Commencement.
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
No tickets are required
Commencement Day Welcome for New Grads
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.
Between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., take a relaxing break, enjoy refreshments, and learn about the benefits of your complimentary Alumni Association membership.