School of Cinematic Arts Ceremony

USC Main Ceremony

The procession begins at 8:30 a.m., and the ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at Alumni Park. Your assembly and procession section is A.

Cinematic Arts School Ceremony

The combined graduate and undergraduate school ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. in Shrine Auditorium.

Cinematic Arts School Reception

The reception follows the school ceremony from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the School of Cinematic Arts complex.

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Tickets are required for entry to the satellite ceremony and the reception. One ticket gets you into both the satellite ceremony and the reception. Please see the School of Cinematic Arts’ website for more information.


Division of Cinema & Media Studies: (213) 740-3334
Division of Media Arts + Practice:
 (213) 821-5700
Film & Television Production: (213) 740-3317
Interactive Media & Games Division: (213) 821-4472
John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts: (213) 821-4396
Peter Stark Producing Program: (213) 740-3304
John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television: (213) 740-3303

Additional Information

Eligible undergraduate students will receive honor cords free of charge from the school through their division office once they have registered and ordered tickets.

Students should contact their Division Office for other information regarding Commencement (e.g. how to register, get tickets, regalia, etc.). Information will also be posted on the School of Cinematic Arts website for general reference, but all questions need to be addressed to the student’s division office.
Contact numbers for Division Offices are listed on this webpage.