For those who cannot attend in-person, the USC Main Ceremony and the USC Price School Satellite Commencement Ceremony will be broadcast online, live, and available on-demand for future viewing.
1. USC Main Ceremony
May 12, 2023, marks the 141st Commencement Day for graduates of the University of Southern California. Information about faculty and student lineup times and locations are available on the USC Commencement webpage. No reservations are required for the ceremony, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must wear regalia to participate.
Time: May 12, 2023, at 8:30 a.m.
Location: Alumni Park (Trousdale Parkway), University Park Campus
Graduates may start to line up for the processional into Alumni Park beginning at 7:30 a.m. The processional will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.
Graduates will process in and sit with other students from their school/program. Please review the assembly and procession map that denotes the lineup locations and processional paths.
2. USC Price School Satellite Commencement Ceremony
The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Satellite Commencement Ceremony will honor each graduate as that individual walks across the stage to receive congratulations. This ceremony immediately follows the USC Main Ceremony. Graduates will register themselves and their guests in spring 2023. Please refer to the links below for more information.
Time: May 12, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., immediately following the USC Main Ceremony
Location: Shrine Auditorium – 649 West Jefferson Boulevard at Royal Street (north of campus)
Join fellow graduates, their families, and Price faculty and staff for a celebratory reception immediately following the USC Price School Satellite Commencement Ceremony.
Time: May 12, 2023, at approximately 1:00 p.m.
Location: McClintock Lawn, located at USC Village at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and McClintock Avenue.
4. USC Price School Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
The USC Price School Doctoral Hooding Ceremony for doctoral candidates will occur during the USC Price School Satellite Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 12, 2023. Please review the USC Price School Satellite Commencement Ceremony information.
5. USC Baccalaureate Ceremony
While the focal point of Commencement 2023 is the main ceremony on Friday morning, many activities are earlier in the week. Chief among these is the Baccalaureate Ceremony on Thursday, May 11.
Baccalaureate is a non-denominational, interfaith celebration open to all students and guests. No reservations are required for the ceremony, but seating is available on a first-come/first-served basis. Students are not required to wear regalia for the ceremony.
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Bovard Auditorium, University Park Campus