Commencement Info - Roski Satellite Ceremony

Date: Friday May 16, 2014
Location: Alumni Park
Graduate Schedule: 7:30am Meet at Watt Hall (recommended)
8:30am Processional
9:00am Ceremony

Guests should plan on arriving on campus by 7:00 a.m. to secure parking (which is free), and to find a seat in or around Alumni Park. Please note, guests will be allowed to save no more than an additional two seats each. Ceremony programs will be available for guests at tented information booths on campus; programs will be pre-set on graduates' seats. Tickets are not required.

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Date: Friday May 16, 2014
Time: 11:00am
Location: Watt Hall Lawn [Seach 'WAH' on the map]
The Lawn is south of Watt Hall, abutting Exposition Blvd.

Line up at 10:30am at Wong Auditorium in Harris Hall to fill out photo cards

Reception will begin at 12:30pm following the ceremony on the Watt Hall Lawn, [Seach 'WAH' on the map]



The Commencement Book lists every graduate's name who is eligible to graduate in Fall 2013, Spring 2014 or Summer 2014, 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 9:00 AM on May 16, 2014.  These books will only be available at USC's Main Ceremony (on campus), and NOT at the Roski Ceremony.


DVD recordings of the Roski ceremony will not be available.


Grad Images will be photographing all graduates at the 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 for more information or to pre-register online.


Honor cords are provided by Roski and will be available for pick up in your division office Thursday, May 1 -- Thursday, May 15, 2014.  Honor cords may be worn by undergraduates who have earned a minimum 3.5 university GPA by the end of the Fall 2013 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 in any USC parking structure is free on Commencement Day.  The closest structures in which to park near the Roski Ceremony are Parking Structure A (Entrance at Vermont and 36th Place) and Parking Structure One (entrance off Flower Street, south of Exposition Blvd).  Parking is extremely limited on campus, and due to the large crowd expected at commencement, parking facilities will fill up early. 

We highly recommend taking the Expo Line Metro to the Expo Park/USC Station, a flat 5 minute walk from the ceremonies.
Guests staying on the West side: the Culver City station offers a large free parking lot and a 15 minute ride to USC.
Guests staying downtown can park at Union Station or the Civic Center and transfer to the Expo line.

Expo line stations:
Park and ride stations listed here:


Kate Strand
(213) 740-6261

Annie Watanabe
(213) 740-6268