Commencement 2015 – Important Information

The Viterbi School of Engineering is making plans for the 2015 Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony and we wanted to make you aware of some important dates and information!


Commencement Ceremonies – May 15, 2015

Main University Commencement Ceremony
Alumni Park (NOT TICKETED)

More information regarding the 2015 Commencement Ceremonies, including important dates and general commencement information, is available at the USC Commencement website. This site will be updated early in the spring semester.

Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony

Additional information regarding the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony will be posted on Viterbi Connect and on the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony website throughout the spring semester. So watch for all the updates!

Ticketing & Registration

With an increasing number of graduates and a limited number of seats available, the Viterbi School of Engineering will require guest tickets for the 2015 Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony. Ticketing allows us to provide you and your guests the best possible experience at the ceremony. We expect that each degree candidate will be allotted 4 tickets.

Please be advised that we will be broadcasting the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony live in multiple classrooms near the ceremony should you have more than 4 guests who want to attend!

Pending the number of registered graduates, there may be additional tickets available through a lottery which will be held in early April. If you plan to participate in the 2015 Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony, it’s critical that you register in January.  If you are unsure of your plans to participate, we strongly recommend that you talk to your family over the winter break so you can register in January if needed.

We advise that you wait until after the lottery to make travel arrangements for any additional guests who may want to attend the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony. If you wish to make travel arrangement prior to that for additional guests, please remember that we will broadcast the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony in nearby classrooms to accommodate guests who do not have tickets.

As a reminder, the Main University Ceremony is open to everyone.


General Timeline



Week of January 12: Commencement Registration – Graduating students will receive an email to register for the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony. The registration deadline is January 31.


February 11-12: Grad Fair – Information will be available on Commencement Ceremonies, travel arrangements, class rings and announcements. Students can pre-order their cap and gown the Grad Fair.

Week of February 16: Commencement Registration Confirmation – All students who registered for the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony will receive a registration confirmation which will provide additional information regarding obtaining Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony tickets.


Week of March 23: Ticketing – Registered graduates can obtain guest tickets from March 24 to April 3, 2015. All tickets unclaimed by April 6 will be reallocated to the lottery.


End of April/Early May: Regalia pre-ordered at the Grad Fair will be available at the University Bookstore. Degree candidates can also rent regalia if they did not order at the Grad Fair.

MAY 15


We hope you and your family have a great holiday season! Let us know if you have any questions about the graduation process by emailing us at


Louise A. Yates
Senior Associate Dean


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