Friday, May 12, 2023
A Message from the Dean
Welcome to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Commencement website. We are so excited to celebrate this momentous occasion with the graduating students and their families.
Our graduates have spent the last several years at USC Viterbi studying with world-class faculty, pushing themselves intellectually and growing personally and intellectually in supportive and stimulating environments.
They will graduate and move on to “Engineer a Better World for All Humanity”, whether in the academy, in the private sector, in government or as entrepreneurs. Perhaps one of them will create the next big thing right here in Southern California. They will use engineering and technology, and of our philosophy of Engineering+ in countless and imaginative new ways for the benefit of the world.
Graduation is a time of great joy for all of us, families, faculty, and staff. Being the parent of three USC graduates, USC commencement holds a special place in my heart. I look forward to Commencement Week and to celebrate Commencement for the amazing Class of 2023.U
Yannis C. Yortsos
Dean, USC Viterbi School of EngineeringS
How does Commencement Work?
The University will hold a Main University Ceremony followed by individual school ceremonies on Friday, May 12, 2023. All USC graduates are invited to attend the Main Ceremony held in Alumni Memorial Park, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (PDT) Graduates should arrive by 7:45 a.m. (PDT) in their regalia and line up with their school.
The Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony is held immediately following the Main Ceremony and will begin at approximately 11:00 a.m. (PDT). Graduates must register for the Viterbi Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. A live stream of both ceremonies will be available online.
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Commencement Timeline 2023
Eligible graduates will be invited to participate in the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony! All students who graduated in fall 2022 or who will graduate in spring 2023 and summer 2023 are invited to commencement.
Attend Grad Fest on February 15th or February 16th at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center ballroom from 10 am until 6 pm.
Review the online commencement program to ensure that your information is correct before the Commencement program goes to print.
Interested in learning more about yearbook, custom stoles, commencement day photos and other commemorative items? For more information, please see the USC Commencement website here!
All students who registered for the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony will receive a registration confirmation.
Eligible graduates will receive email with instructions for honor cord pickup.
For May 2023 grads, please join the Viterbi Alumni Database by filling out the first destination survey. Use your USC ID (without dashes) to login and create a password.
Order your regalia! Graduates must have regalia to participate in Commencement.
Graduates can rent or purchase their cap and gown order online from the USC Bookstore. In-person distribution begins May 8th through May 11th.
Pick up your Grad Card! Attend the Commencement Carnival on Wednesday, May 3 to pick up your Grad Card and enjoy food and fun games with your fellow graduates!
*Grad Cards are required to participate in the Viterbi Commencement Satellite Ceremony. They are used to announce your name as you cross the commencement stage. If you cannot attend the Commencement Carnival, Grad Cards can be picked up in OHE 106 May 4 - May 11 between 9am-5pm.
May 12, 2023 – Commencement Day!
Graduates arrive at 7:45 a.m. (PDT) and lineup with their school for the Main University Ceremony. Assembly and procession info can be found here.
Main University Ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. (PDT)
The Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony begins at approximately 11:00 a.m. (PDT) in Alumni Park
The Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony will conclude at approximately 1:00 p.m. (PDT)
Attend department receptions (details below).
Information for Graduates
Information for Guests
Most major departments within Viterbi hold their own receptions for students graduating from undergraduate and graduate programs. In order to accommodate both Master’s and undergraduate students, receptions may begin before the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony has ended. Graduates are welcomed and encouraged to attend their department reception after the Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony has concluded on Friday, May 12, 2023.