Friday, May 12, 2023


Main University Ceremony

Alumni Park
8:30 a.m. (PDT)

Viterbi Undergraduate Ceremony

Alumni Park
11:00 a.m. (PDT)

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.

Yannis C. Yortsos
USC Viterbi School of Engineering

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. Information on how to register for the Viterbi ceremony will be sent in February.

A live stream of both ceremonies will be available online.

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.

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

Department Receptions

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.

Reception Location: Rapp Engineering Building (RRB) Courtyard

Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm



Questions? Contact Us! | 213.740.4530

University of Southern California
Viterbi School of Engineering

Admission & Student Engagement
Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 110
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Faculty Regalia

Commencement will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023 and all faculty are encouraged to participate and share this special day with Viterbi students and their guests. Faculty who are participating in Commencement may place an order for rental regalia using the form below.

The Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement (VASE) office will coordinate the order and pick up of faculty regalia for any order placed by the deadline below.

Regalia Order Deadline:
You may order regalia by using the form below.
The order deadline is Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

Regalia Pick-Up:
Faculty who placed orders on this form will be notified by their academic department in late April when their regalia is ready.

Published on January 22nd, 2018

Last updated on February 15th, 2023