2016 Commencement

IMPORTANT DATES

USC ROSKI CEREMONY REHEARSAL
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10:15am
Watt Hall Lawn
Lunch will be served

2016 USC MAIN COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Friday, May 13, 2016
Alumni Park
Schedule:
8:30am Processional
9:00am Ceremony

2016 USC ROSKI SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Friday, May 13, 2016
11:00am
Watt Hall Lawn

GRADUATE LINE UP
10:15am: Check in at the Harris Hall Courtyard. Please be on time!

OTHER CELEBRATIONS

Baccalaureate
Thursday, May 12, 2016
5:00pm
Bovard Auditorium

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

GUESTS
Guest seating is in the tent on Watt Hall Lawn. Seating is available starting at 10:00 am. Tickets are not required.

GUEST SPEAKERS
To be announced.

RECEPTION
The USC Roski Commencement Reception immediately follows the USC Roski Ceremony and is held on the Watt Hall Lawn adjacent to the Ceremony. Tickets are not required.

CAP & GOWN RENTAL
Official USC Regalia (Cap and Gown) MUST be worn at both the USC and the USC Roski Ceremonies. Any graduate not wearing appropriate regalia will not be permitted to participate.

Rental of regalia is available April 28 through May 13 at the University Bookstore, 3rd floor. Bachelor's -- $59.99, Master's -- $79.99.

Return your cap, gown and hood after the ceremony at the drop-off area outside the Bookstore on May 13, 2016.

For more info: http://www.uscbookstore.com/t8-caps_gowns.aspx

COMMENCEMENT BOOK

The Commencement Book lists every graduate's name who is eligible to graduate in Fall 2015, Spring 2016 or Summer 2016, provided they verified their information with Degree Progress or University Publications prior to printing. It is the program for USC's main ceremony which begins at 9:00am on May 13, 2016. These books will only be available at USC's Main Ceremony (on campus), and NOT at the USC Roski Ceremony.

DVDs

DVD recordings of the Roski ceremony will not be available.

GRAD PHOTOS

Grad Images will be photographing all graduates at the USC Roski Ceremony as each one crosses the stage. Grad Images will email complimentary proofs to graduates within 24 hours after the ceremony provided they completed a Commencement Reader Card before the ceremony. Everyone's photo will be taken. No obligation to purchase. Visit www.gradimages.com for more information or to pre-register online.

HONOR CORDS

 Honor cords are provided by USC Roski. Students receiving honor cords will be notified about how to pick them up in late April. Honor cords may be worn by undergraduates who have earned a minimum 3.5 university GPA by the end of the Fall 2015 semester. Note: Eligibility to wear honor cords is not an indication that academic honors (cum laude, etc.) will be designated on your diploma/academic record since these honors will be awarded after final grades are determined after commencement.

PARKING
Parking in any USC parking structure is free on Commencement Day. The closest structures in which to park near the Watt Hall Lawn is Parking Structure A. Enter at the Vermont Avenue Entrance at 36th Place (Entrance 6). Parking is extremely limited on campus, and due to the large crowd expected at commencement, parking facilities will fill up early. Please arrive early to obtain parking.

We recommend you take Metro (www.metro.net) if at all possible. It will be running on its usual schedule. Exit Expo Park/USC Station.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information on USC Commencement: https://commencement.usc.edu/

Student Commencement Information.pdf