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COMMENCEMENT 2015
Information for USC Ph.D. Candidates

USC’s Commencement is less than three weeks away and the USC Dornsife Events Office would like to make sure you are aware of the following:

News and Deadlines
For Commencement news and important deadline reminders follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Summary of Hooding Ceremony Day – Thursday, May 14, 2015
Timeline:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Ph.D. candidates line up for hooding ceremony
  • 10:00 a.m. – Ceremony begins
  • 12:00 p.m. – Reception for graduates and guests with light refreshments

Photography: Four photographs will be taken of each Ph.D. candidate during the hooding ceremony. Proofs will be emailed within 24 hours. For more information please visit http://www.gradimages.com/.

Dissertation Advisor: We have already confirmed your Dissertation Advisor’s attendance.  If they are not attending, Dean Steve Kay will present your hood.

Additional information regarding the hooding ceremony may be found online by clicking here.

Summary of Commencement Day – Friday, May 15, 2015

Timeline:

  • 7:00 a.m. – Ph.D. candidate reception in Associates Park south
  • 8:00 a.m. – Ph.D. candidates assemble inside Bovard Auditorium for the main ceremony in Alumni Park
  • 8:30 a.m. – Main ceremony begins
  • 10:20 a.m. – Main ceremony ends; students go directly to satellite ceremony locations
  • 11:00 a.m. – All Dornsife satellite ceremonies begin
  • Department receptions begin upon conclusion of satellite ceremonies

Click here for information regarding additional Commencement events

Videography: The USC Dornsife hooding and satellite ceremonies are not filmed, however the main Commencement ceremony in Alumni Park is recorded. Click here to order a DVD of the main ceremony.

Regalia

Regalia is available April 29 through noon on May 15 at the University Bookstore. Ordering, measurement and distribution of regalia will take place on the 3rd floor of the Bookstore.

  • Bookstore hours and pricing can be found by clicking here
  • Reminder! Regalia should be returned after your satellite ceremony on May 15 to the drop-off area outside of the bookstore

Remember to bring your hood to the ceremony at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 14th!

Satellite Ceremony Locations
In addition to attending the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony you are welcome to participate in your satellite ceremony. USC Dornsife is organized into four different groups with four separate satellite ceremonies. All USC Dornsife satellite ceremonies immediately follow the main Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 15. To locate your satellite ceremony please click here.

Reception Locations

All USC Dornsife departments hold a reception immediately following the satellite ceremonies for graduates and their families. Please click here for reception locations.

Questions and Additional Information
Make dornsife.usc.edu/commencement your first stop when you have a question regarding commencement. Information about satellite ceremonies and other details are available now!

Again, congratulations to our Ph.D. candidates!


COMMENCEMENT 2015
Information for USC Dornsife Graduating Seniors

USC’s Commencement is less than three weeks away and the USC Dornsife Events Office would like to make sure you are aware of the following:

News and Deadlines
For Commencement news and important deadline reminders follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Satellite Ceremony Locations
USC Dornsife is organized into four different groups with four separate satellite ceremonies. All USC Dornsife satellite ceremonies immediately follow the main Commencement ceremony. To locate your satellite ceremony please click here.

Satellite Ceremony Rehearsals
Mark your calendars with your group’s rehearsal date!

  • Group 1 – Wednesday, May 13 @ 3:30 p.m. in Alumni Park
  • Group 2 – Wednesday, May 13 @ 1:30 p.m. on Cromwell Field
  • Group 3 – Tuesday, May 12 @ 10:45 a.m. at the Shrine Auditorium
  • Group 4 – Wednesday, May 13 @ 10:45 a.m. on Brittingham Field

The above rehearsals are for YOU! We strongly encourage you to attend to understand your role in the ceremony; however, rehearsals are not mandatory.

Summary of Commencement Day
Timeline:

  • 8:00 a.m. – Students line up for the main ceremony in Alumni Park

           Click here to find your column and assembly point

  • 8:30 a.m. – Main ceremony begins
  • 10:20 a.m. – Main ceremony ends; students go directly to satellite ceremony locations
  • 11:00 a.m. – All Dornsife satellite ceremonies begin
  • Department receptions begin upon conclusion of satellite ceremonies

Click here for information regarding additional Commencement events

Seating: Guest seating for Groups 2, 3 and 4 will begin at 10:00 a.m. Group 1 seating will be available at the conclusion of the main ceremony.

Photography: Three photographs will be taken of each graduate during the satellite ceremony. Proofs will be emailed within 24 hours. Please visit http://www.gradimages.com/ for more information.

Videography: USC Dornsife satellite ceremonies are not filmed, however the main Commencement ceremony in Alumni Park is recorded. Click here to order a DVD of the main ceremony.

Cap and Gown

Regalia is available April 29 through noon on May 15 at the University Bookstore. Ordering, measurement and distribution of regalia will take place on the 3rd floor of the Bookstore.

  • Bookstore hours and pricing can be found by clicking here
  • Reminder! Regalia should be returned after your satellite ceremony on May 15 to the drop-off area outside of the bookstore

Questions and Additional Information
Make dornsife.usc.edu/commencement your first stop when you have a question regarding commencement. Information about satellite ceremonies and other details are available now!

Reception Locations

All USC Dornsife departments hold a reception immediately following the satellite ceremonies for graduates and their families. Please click here for reception locations.

Again, congratulations to our graduating seniors and good luck with finals!


Are you graduating May 15th?

 The Office of University Publications and the Registrar’s Office

are offering a 2-day online preview of

The 2015 Commencement Program

Wednesday, April 8th and Thursday, April 9th

Qualified candidates for Commencement can verify

the inclusion and spelling of their name

before the publication is printed.

 

Please visit the Registrar’s Online Services website:

http://www.usc.edu/dept/ARR/degreeprogress/onlineservices/

 

Requests for corrections or additions must be sent from your USC e-mail account to dpcommbook@usc.edu no later than 5pm on Thursday, April 9th.

Corrections or additions received after this deadline cannot be processed.


COMMENCEMENT 2015
Information for USC Dornsife Graduating Seniors

May 15th is fast approaching!

Commencement offers all of us the opportunity to celebrate your experience at USC Dornsife.  We would like to share a few resources designed to ensure that everyone in the USC Dornsife community is prepared for this exciting and important event.

News and Deadlines
For Commencement news and important deadline reminders follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Questions and Concerns
Make dornsife.usc.edu/commencement your first stop when you have a question regarding commencement. Information about Satellite Ceremonies and other details are available by clicking here!

For Your Family, Friends and Faculty
This website contains information that is useful for everyone attending Commencement festivities on May 15, 2015.  Please share this resource with your family and friends.

Be sure to let your favorite professor(s) know that you are looking forward to seeing them at the USC Dornsife satellite ceremony!

Honor Cords

All Dornsife undergraduate students who are eligible to receive honors cords will be notified via email by the end of April. For more information regarding eligibility of honor cords please visit https://dornsife.usc.edu/commencement-faqs/

Disability Services

All Satellite Ceremonies provide a reserved seating area for guests requiring a captionist, sign language interpreter or who are in a wheelchair. Due to space limitations, only one family member may join the disabled guest in the reserved seating area.  Disability reservations are limited to guests in use of a wheelchair or walker and the hearing or visually impaired.  By request, USC Dornsife will make arrangements for sign language interpreters and captionists.

  • Instructions for submitting a disability request form can be found at by clicking here
  • Requests for disability accommodations must be received by Friday, April 17, 2015

Commencement Book

Students will be able to confirm their name and degree information for the Commencement Book on April 8 and 9 online at commencement.usc.edu

Cap and Gown

Regalia is available April 29 through noon on May 15 at the University Bookstore. Ordering, measurement and distribution of regalia will take place on the 3rd floor of the Bookstore.

  • Bookstore hours and pricing can be found by clicking here
  • Reminder! Regalia should be returned after your Satellite Ceremony on May 15 to the drop-off area outside of the bookstore

Reception Locations

All USC Dornsife departments hold a reception immediately following the Satellite Ceremonies for graduates and their families. Please click here for reception locations.

Again, congratulations to our graduating seniors and good luck this semester!