Academic School Ceremonies

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Following the main Commencement ceremony, each Academic School hosts their own ceremony, usually followed by a reception. The Academic School ceremony is an opportunity for each program to celebrate as a cohort 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.

Ceremony and celebration information for each school will be provided at a later time. Please check back for updates.


Accounting, USC Leventhal School of


Architecture, USC School of


Art & Design, USC Roski School of


Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, USC Division of


Bovard College


Business, USC Marshall School of


Cinematic Arts, USC School of


College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC Dornsife


Communication and Journalism, USC Annenberg School for


Dance, USC Kaufman School of


Dentistry of USC, Herman Ostrow School of


Dramatic Arts, USC School of


Education, USC Rossier School of


Engineering, USC Viterbi School of


Gerontology, USC Davis School of


Iovine and Young Academy


Law, USC Gould School of


Medicine of USC, Keck School of


Music, USC Thornton School of


Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, USC Chan Division of


Pharmacy, USC School of


Public Policy, USC Price School of


Social Work, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of