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.
Leventhal school ceremonies begin at 2:30 p.m. at Epstein Family Plaza.
Architecture school ceremonies begin at 11:00 a.m. at Founders Park.
Roski school ceremonies begin at 11:00 a.m. in Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad).
Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy school ceremonies begin at 3:00 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium.
The Bovard College school ceremony begins at 4:00 p.m. in Founders Park.
Marshall school ceremonies begin at 11:00 a.m. for undergraduates, and 6:30 p.m. for graduates. Both ceremonies will be held in the Galen Center.
Cinema school ceremonies begin at 2:30 p.m. in 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 Ramo Hall South Lawn.
Ostrow school ceremonies begin at 2:30 p.m. at the USC Village Great Lawn.
The Dramatic Arts school ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Bing Theatre.
Rossier school Master’s & M.A.T. ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. at McCarthy Quad on May 10th. The Doctoral hooding ceremony will take place May 9th at 3:00 p.m. at McCarthy Quad.
The undergraduate school ceremony will be at 10:45 a.m. at the USC Village Great Lawn. The Master’s Degree Programs ceremonies begin at 3:00 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 Thursday, May 9th.
The Davis school ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. in Ronald Tutor Campus Center (RTCC).
The Iovine and Young Academy school ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. in Bovard Auditorium.
The Gould school J.D. ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m., and Graduate & International Programs ceremony at 8:00 p.m. at the USC Village Great Lawn.
The M.D./Ph.D., M.D. ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m. on May 11th at the Galen Center. The Ph.D., MPH, M.S. ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. on May 11th at the Galen Center. The Health Promotion and Global Health Programs ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. on May 10th at Town & Gown. The Physician Assistant Program ceremony begins at 10:45 a.m. on May 10th at the southwest lawn of the Hancock Building (AHF).
Thornton school ceremonies begin at 10:45 a.m. at the south lawn of Ramo Hall (RHM).
The Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy ceremony begins at 11 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.
Dworak-Peck school ceremonies begin at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in Alumni Memorial Park.