Student FAQs

All the information about Commencement Ceremony , Commencement Book , Cap & Gown and Invitation Letters.

Commencement Information

Commencement Book

Students who graduate Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 will be listed in the Commencement Book available at the Main Commencement Ceremony and in various places across campus. 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 2020 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.