Student FAQs

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

Commencement Information

Commencement Program

The 2024 Commencement Program book includes students who graduated in Fall 2023 or will graduate in Spring or Summer 2024. 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 Program, visit: .

All correction requests for the Commencement Program must be received no later than 5pm on Tuesday, March 19th to USC Degree Progress in order to make the printed copy of the 2024 Commencement Program. Correction requests received after this deadline will not appear in the printed program but will appear in the online Commencement Program. For other corrections and general inquiries regarding the published information, please send an e-mail to

Commencement Programs will be available online and on campus on May 10, 2024.

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 October 25th, 2023