Viterbi School of Engineering

Commencement 2024

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For all inquiries regarding Viterbi Commencement Satellite ceremonies please contact Make sure to include your USC ID, department and major in your communication. 

Viterbi PhD Hooding Information

  • Doctoral students will be hooded by their Dissertation Committee Chair during the ceremony. If the Dissertation Committee Chair is not present, graduates will be hooded by their Department Chair.
  • 7:30am-8:00 am: Student check-in.
  • 8:00am-8:30am: Students and guests enter the venue, students will sit in assigned seats, guests will have general seating.
  • 8:30am-10:30am: Ceremony
  • Reception with light refreshments following the ceremony at Associates Park, behind Bovard Auditorium.
  • PhD Hoods are dark blue.
  • All students place their rental orders for cap and gown online.
  • Graduates must be wearing robes and caps in order to enter the venue. Graduates are advised to bring their doctoral hood with the button unfastened.
  • Tassels should be worn on the right side of the cap.

Wednesday, May 8th
10:30am -12:30pm

Associates Park North and South
3551 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089
The event will take place behind Bovard Auditorium

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For Graduates

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Marching Order

Published on March 1st, 2019

Last updated on May 9th, 2024