Friday, May 12, 2017

Main USC Ceremony

Alumni Park
Ceremony: 9:00 a.m
No Tickets Required

Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony

Epstein Family Engineering Plaza (Engineering Quad)
Ceremony Scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m.
Tickets Required

The Viterbi Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be broadcast live from USC on Friday, May 12th at 10:45am.

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Tickets & Guest Seating 

The 2017 Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony will be a ticketed event. In order to receive tickets, graduating students were asked to register for the ceremony in early spring 2017. Each graduate was given the opportunity to reserve up to 3 guest tickets.

Guests without tickets are welcome to join us on-campus and view the ceremony from one of our air-conditioned auditoriums in SGM 123, 124 or OHE 122. A live stream of the ceremony will be available online on the day of commencement.

Students and guests should refer to the Viterbi Blog Updates for more information on the ticketing process and commencement information.

Wheelchair Seating

On the day of commencement, the University will provide a limited number of wheelchairs available for guests.

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 the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony, the wheelchair user and escort must each have one of the allocated guest tickets.

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 the live stream of the ceremony and a DVD of the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony 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 2017.

Honor Cords

Honor cords are worn by undergraduates who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better by the end of the fall 2016 term. Eligible degree candidates who graduate in fall 2016 or will graduate in spring or summer 2017 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 2017 Commencement Program will include the names of graduates with degree dates of Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017. If a student’s expected degree date is Fall 2017, his/her name will appear in the 2018 Commencement Program but he/she can participate in the 2017 Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony.

Graduates with Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 terms will be notified to view the 2017 Viterbi Commencement Program proof in mid-spring 2017.

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

Important Updates

Stay up to date with important information for both graduates and their guests.

Last Call for Commencement Volunteers!

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Commencement: Ticket Pick-Up and Cap & Gown Rentals

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Ticketing  Registered for the Viterbi Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony? Distribution of guest tickets is happening in RTH 110 from 9:00am-4:30pm now through April 4th! Tickets can only be picked-up by the…

USC Undergraduate Commencement Program & Viterbi Reminders

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Graduating this year? Be sure to check the online version of the 2017 USC commencement program before it goes to print!  The way your name appears on the online program HERE is…


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Haven’t registered for the Viterbi Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony yet?  If you’re planning to participate in the spring 2017 ceremony, the deadline is this Tuesday, January 31st! Register HERE today! As a reminder,…

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