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Commencement will take place on Friday, May 11, 2018. Information on the upcoming Commencement Ceremonies will be available at the end of January 2018.

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2017 Commencement Information

Congratulations Class of 2017!

Commencement was held on Friday, May 12, 2017. Students who completed their degree requirements in December 2016 (Fall), May 2017 (Spring), and August 2017 (Summer) were eligible to participate in the 2017 commencement ceremonies.

We invite you to visit the USC Commencement website for more information about the main USC Commencement ceremony including:

  • Information for graduates: Checklist for graduates, Grad Fest, Caps and Gowns (Reglia), Mementos and Memories
  • Information for guests: Travel Arrangements, Accommodations, Dining, Disability, and FAQ for Guests

Please see important information about the 2017 receptions and ceremonies below:

A special graduation celebration for eligible masters and doctoral students including games, lunch, and gifts. Information will be emailed out to eligible students graduating soon.
The 2018 Viterbi School of Engineering PhD Hooding and Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 8:30-11:00 a.m. in Bovard Auditorium. Tickets are required.
USC Main Commencement Ceremony – 8:30am Alumni Memorial Park. Individual school ceremonies follow the main ceremony.
  • USC Viterbi Master’s Ceremonies and Receptions
  • Graduate Information
  • Information for Parents and Guests including OIS Invitation Letter
  • DEN@Viterbi Commencement Reception – specific for online DEN@Viterbi students
  • Department Commencement Receptions list – specific to each department/major
  • USC Viterbi Master’s Ceremony 1 – 3:00pm Galen Center
    •  Master’s Ceremony 1 is for graduates from these departments/majors:
      Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
      Astronautical Engineering
      Biomedical Engineering
      Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
      Civil & Environmental Engineering
      Electrical Engineering
      Financial Engineering
      Green Technologies
      Industrial & Systems Engineering
      Petroleum Engineering
      Systems Architecting and Engineering
  • USC Viterbi Master’s Ceremony 2 – 7:00pm Shrine Auditorium 
    • Master’s Ceremony 2 is for graduates from these departments/majors:Computer Science (all CS programs)

2017 Commencement Moments

USC Viterbi Commencement Ceremonies

Will Ferrell – USC Commencement Speech