The May 10th, 2019 Commencement Ceremony is for students who complete their degree requirement in December 2018, May 2019 and August 2019.


Main Commencement Ceremony

Date: Friday, May 10th, 2019
Processional Begins: 8:30AM
Location: Alumni Memorial Park

USC Main Commencement Website

USC Viterbi Master’s Ceremonies

Viterbi Master’s Ceremony 1

Viterbi Master’s Ceremony 2

Date: Friday, May 10th, 2019
Location: Galen Center
Speaker: Dr. Ali Velshi

2:00PM: Student Check-in / Doors Open for Guests
2:30PM:  Processional Begins
3:00PM: Ceremony Begins
5:00PM: Ceremony Ends

Live Webcast and DVD Ordering Information

Date: Friday, May 10th, 2019
Location: Shrine Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Luiz Barroso

6:00PM: Student Check in / Doors Open for Guests
6:45PM: Processional Begins
7:00PM: Ceremony Begins
9:00PM: Ceremony Ends

Live Webcast and DVD Ordering Information

Student Information

  • As is standard with events at arenas and large venues, all guests must go through a metal detector to enter the ceremony
  • The following items are prohibited in the satellite ceremony venues: backpacks, balloons, fog horns, whistles and other noise makers. Graduates will not be allowed to enter the venue with these objects. All such objects will be confiscated at the door.
    • Graduates cannot bring bags, flowers, balloons, etc. into the Galen Center or Shrine Auditorium. Leave them in your car or at home as they will be confiscated at the door.
  • No shouting or whistling during the ceremony.
  • We ask that you show support and respect for your fellow classmates by remaining for the entire ceremony.
  • Wear your regalia.
  • Wear comfortable shoes – you’ll be walking a lot throughout the day.
  • What to bring: camera, water (or money for water), sunglasses & sunscreen for main ceremony.
  • To sit with your friends at the Viterbi Master’s Commencement Ceremony, line up in front of and behind people you want to sit with.