Thornton School of Music 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.

Thornton School Ceremony

The Thornton school ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m. at Founders Park and is expected to last an hour and a half.

Thornton School Reception

Following the Thornton school ceremony at around 12:00 p.m., there will be a reception for the graduates and their friends and family on the south lawn of Ramo Hall (RHM).


No tickets are required, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


For additional information, please contact Thornton Commencement.

Additional Information

  • A photographer will be taking pictures of the graduates as they walk across the stage to accept their diplomas.
  • Honor cords, which may be worn by undergraduates who have earned a minimum 3.5 university GPA by the end of the Fall 2020 semester, will be provided by the Thornton School of Music free of charge. Eligible students will be notified via email in late April when their honor cord is available for pick-up from TMC 200.