Academic Services Commencement Information Master’s Commencement Ceremonies

Fight On Class of 2023!

Join us for in-person ceremonies for Master’s Students on Friday, May 12, 2023.

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Commencement website. We are so excited to celebrate this momentous occasion with the graduating students and their families.


Our graduates have spent the last several years at USC Viterbi studying with world-class faculty, pushing themselves intellectually and growing personally and intellectually in supportive and stimulating environments.


They will graduate and move on to “Engineer a Better World for All Humanity”, whether in the academy, in the private sector, in government or as entrepreneurs. Perhaps one of them will create the next big thing right here in Southern California. They will use engineering and technology, and of our philosophy of Engineering+ in countless and imaginative new ways for the benefit of the world.


Graduation is a time of great joy for all of us, families, faculty, and staff. Being the parent of three USC graduates, USC commencement holds a special place in my heart. I look forward to Commencement Week and to celebrate Commencement for the amazing Class of 2023.US


Yannis C. Yortsos
Dean, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Pick Up Your Grad Card!

Grad Cards are required to participate in the Viterbi Commencement Satellite Ceremony. They are used to announce your name as you cross the commencement stage. We highly encourage you to pick up your Grad Card BEFORE Commencement Day!


Where to pick up your Grad Card:

  • At OHE 106 from May 4 - May 11 between 9am-5pm
  • DEN students at Graduate Check-In on Commencement Day

*Please bring your USC ID card when you pick up your Grad Card.

USC Viterbi Master's Ceremonies

Time: Friday, May 12th at 3:30 PM

Location: The Galen Center

Time: Friday, May 12th at 7:00 PM

Location: The Shrine Auditorium

Department Receptions

Most major departments within Viterbi  hold their own receptions for students graduating from undergraduate and graduate programs. In order to accommodate both Master’s and undergraduate students, receptions may begin before the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony has ended. Graduates are welcomed and encouraged to attend their department reception after the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony has concluded on Friday, May 12, 2023.

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Published on February 13th, 2018

Last updated on May 10th, 2023