Student FAQ

Student FAQs

Get the most up to date information about Commencement Activities, the Commencement Book, Cap & Gown Orders, and Invitation Letters.

Commencement Information

Commencement Book

Students who graduated Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023 will be listed in the Class of 2023 Commencement Book. Books will be available online and on campus May 2023. If you would like to check your expected graduation date, please check your STARS report on OASIS. To check if your name will appear in the Commencement Book, visit: .Students should contact their academic advisor is they need their name corrected.

Cap and Gown Information

Invitation Letters

Letters are not required by the United States Consular Offices in order for family members to obtain visitor visas; however, as a courtesy to our students, OIS does provide a letter template for students who wish to write their own letter to invite family members to the United States.


The Registrar's Office oversees the distribution of university diplomas, in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Most diplomas are mailed to the permanent address of record, six to eight weeks after a degree is conferred.

Certain activity restrictions or an invalid address will prevent your diploma from being printed until the problem is corrected. Any restrictions attached to your account can be found on the Restrictions link in OASIS which can be accessed through the myUSC portal.

Published on February 11th, 2020

Last updated on February 16th, 2023