Friday, May 11, 2018

Main USC Ceremony

Alumni Park
Ceremony: 8:30a.m
No Tickets Required

Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony

The USC Village
Ceremony Scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m.
No Tickets Required

The Viterbi Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be broadcast live from USC on Friday, May 11th at 10:45am.

Register Here!

General Timeline

January –       Register to Graduate
February –     Receive Commencement registration confirmation & attend USC Grad Fair Feb 14-15th in TCC Ballroom.
April/May –   Regalia pre-ordered at the Grad Fair will be available at the university Bookstore.
May –            Commencement!

Wheelchair Seating

At the Main Ceremony and Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony, there is typically a seating section reserved for guests with wheelchairs. Because space is limited, we can only allow one escort per wheelchair user. This area, like all commencement guest seating, is first come, first served.

For more information,  please refer to the University Commencement website.

Photography & DVD

Grad Images will take quality photos of each graduate as s/he comes across the stage at the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony. GradTrak will email graduates with their proofs and photo purchase options.

Take One Productions will provide a DVD of the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony that will be available for purchase.


Viterbi academic departments typically host receptions following the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony. In many cases, these receptions start before the Undergraduate Ceremony ends because the receptions are for both undergraduate and graduate students.

For details on the Viterbi receptions please refer to the University Commencement website. This information will be updated in spring 2018.

Honor Cords

Honor cords are worn by undergraduates who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better by the end of the fall 2017 term. Eligible degree candidates who graduate in fall 2017 or will graduate in spring or summer 2018 will be contacted and can pick up their honor cords in RTH 110 in late April.

Cap & Gown Rental

Graduating students may rent a cap & gown directly through the USC Bookstore. Distribution will take place in late April.

Commencement Program

The May 2018 Commencement Program will include the names of graduates with degree dates of Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018. If a student’s expected degree date is Fall 2018, his/her name will appear in the 2019 Commencement Program but he/she can participate in the 2018 Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony.

Graduates with Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 terms will be notified to view the 2018 Viterbi Commencement Program proof in mid-spring 2018.

Degree candidates and guests can find additional information through Viterbi Blog Updates found at the top of this page.

Questions regarding the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony should be directed to