From the Office of the President

Carol FoltDear USC Graduates and Families,

Our 137th Commencement is fast approaching, and I’m delighted to invite you to the ceremonies on Friday, May 15, 2020, as well as to the events that precede it on Thursday, May 14. This is such a special time on our campuses, and I hope you’ll join us as our incredible students receive the degrees they’ve worked so hard to earn.

Commencement is always a joyful experience. It’s inspiring to see students achieve their dreams, start new chapters in their lives, and set out to make a difference in the world. This year’s graduates will join generations of USC alumni as leaders eager to push forward positive change in their communities. Our future is bright because they will create it.

You’ll find more details about the exciting events we’ve planned by exploring the links above. This website will also host a livestream of the main commencement ceremony.

More than 60,000 parents, family, and friends attend the ceremony each year. Many arrive by 7:00 a.m. on commencement morning, so I encourage you to come early if you can. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. You can find important disability information here.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! I look forward to celebrating their achievements with you.


Carol L. Folt