General admission is not ticketed and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to venue capacity limitations and in order to guarantee seating for all guests, we ask that graduates only bring up to 6 guests to the USC Price School Commencement Ceremony. Thank you for your understanding.
Arriving to Campus
Campus will have heavy traffic congestion, therefore public transportation is highly recommended. Complimentary parking is available at all USC Parking Structures on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please click here to review transit and parking options for commencement day.
Day of Logistics
Doors open at 10:15 a.m. Entrance to the Shrine Auditorium is located on Royal Street at Jefferson Boulevard.
Guests with disabilities are encouraged to arrive at 10:00 a.m for early check-in.
All guests will go through a metal detector to enter the Shrine Auditorium. The following items are prohibited in the Shrine Auditorium: airhorns, backpacks, and balloons. These items will be confiscated at the door, no exceptions.
Please check in all strollers at the stroller check-in inside the Shrine Auditorium main lobby. Due to Shrine Auditorium policy, strollers are NOT allowed in the theater seating area. Please plan to bring anything you need for a baby/young child to sit in your seats.
Filming and Photography
Once the procession begins, standing in aisles inside the main auditorium is prohibited due to fire codes, and will be monitored by a fire marshal. A photographer will take pictures of graduates as they proceed to the stage and while on stage. We ask that all guests remain seated during the ceremony. Guests may not congregate in the aisles or open spaces due to fire codes. Large video screens are available and will make it easier for families and friends to see graduates as they process to the stage.
Americans Disabilities Act Accommodations
This area is ticketed.
When students register their guests, they will note if any guest(s) require a Sign Language Interpreter for the ceremony or need accommodations for limited mobility, impaired hearing and more. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate their guests’ ADA needs through commencement registration.
Reserved seating is only available for guests who require ADA access. Each guest with ADA Access seating may reserve a seat for one companion to sit with them due to capacity limitations. All other guests in the party will need to sit in general seating (no reservation required).
ADA Access seating is for guests with limited mobility, in wheelchairs, or who require an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter.