Following the main Commencement ceremony, each Academic School hosts its own ceremony, usually followed by a reception. The Academic School ceremony is an opportunity for each program to celebrate as a companion group, hear remarks from a speaker related to their chosen disciplines, and honor each graduate as that individual walks across the stage to receive congratulations from the platform party.
Ph.D. candidates are also invited to official hooding ceremonies held by The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; The USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; The USC Marshall School of Business; The USC Rossier School of Education; The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work; and The USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Leventhal ceremonies begin at 2:30 p.m. at Brittingham Field.
Architecture school ceremonies begin at 11:00 a.m. at Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad).
Roski School Ceremonies begin at 11:00 a.m. in Ronald Tutor Center Campus Ballroom
Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy school ceremonies begin at 3:00 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium
The Bovard College School ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. in Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad).
Marshall school ceremonies begin at 11:15 a.m. for undergraduates, and 6:30 p.m. for graduates. Both ceremonies will be held in the Galen Center. The Ph.D. ceremony takes place Wednesday, May 11th at 11:00 a.m. in Hoffman Hall – Edison Auditorium.
The Cinematic Arts school ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Shrine Auditorium.
Dornsife school ceremonies begin at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., in Cromwell Field.
The Communication and Journalism ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in McCarthy Quad.
The Kaufman school ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. in Founders Park.
Ostrow school ceremonies begin at 11:00 a.m. at Brittingham Field.
The Dramatic Arts undergraduate ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Bing Theatre.
The Dramatic Arts Graduate ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Bing Theatre.
Rossier school Master’s & M.A.T. ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. at McCarthy Quad on May 13th. The Doctoral hooding ceremony will take place on May 11th for the class of 2020, 2021 and 2022 at McCarthy Quad.
The undergraduate school ceremony will be at 11:00 a.m. at Alumni Park. The Master’s Degree Programs ceremonies begin at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in various locations. The Ph.D. hooding ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Bovard Auditorium on Wednesday, May 11th.
The Davis school ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. at Leavey Library West Lawn
The Iovine and Young Academy school ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. in Bovard Auditorium.
The Gould school J.D. ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m., and Graduate & International Programs ceremony at 2:30 p.m. at the USC Village Great Lawn.
The M.D./Ph.D., M.D. ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m. on May 14th at the Galen Center. The Ph.D., DNAP, MPH, M.S. ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. on May 14th at the Galen Center. The Health Promotion and Global Health Programs ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. on May 13th at Town & Gown. The Physician Assistant Program ceremony begins at 10:45 a.m. on May 13th at the southwest lawn of the Hancock Building (AHF).
Thornton school ceremonies begin at 10:45 a.m. in Founders Park.
The Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. at Leavey Library West.
The Pharmacy school ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. at Broad Lawn at the Health Sciences Campus.
The Price school ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. in the Shrine Auditorium.
The Ph.D. ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 12th at 10:00 a.m. at the Montgomery Ross Fisher Building, Room 340. The DSW ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 11th at 1:00 p.m. at the Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad). The MSN and MSW ceremony will take place on Friday, May 13th at 2:30 p.m. at Alumni Memorial Park.