Additional Scheduled Events

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The following events are also held in conjunction with Commencement 2021. Invited participants will be notified by the sponsoring department/organization.

Phi Kappa Phi Initiation Ceremony

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 2:30 p.m.
Invitation-only ceremony honoring new Phi Kappa Phi honor society faculty and student initiates; hosted by the Phi Kappa Phi Society. Contact:

USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study Induction of Fellows Ceremony

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
To RSVP, email

Student Recognition Awards

Thursday, May 13th at 12:00pm-1:30pm

Cultural Celebrations

Lavender Celebration

Hosted by the LGBT Resource Center, Division of Student Affairs
Sunday, May 2, 2021, 2:00 p.m.
To RSVP, email, 213-740-7619

African American Cultural Celebration

Hosted by the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
For information and to RSVP, contact:, 213-740-8257

Asian Pacific Graduate Celebration

Hosted by the Asian Pacific American Student Services, Division of Student Affairs
Thursday, May 13, 2021, 2:30 p.m.,
Students can RSVP online through the APASS website.  For information, contact:, 213-740-4999

Chicanx/Latinx Graduate Celebration

Hosted by El Centro Chicano, Division of Student Affairs
Thursday, May 13, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
For information and to RSVP, contact:,  213-740-1480

Military and Veteran Celebrations

Student Veteran Celebration

Thursday, May 13, 10:00 am