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Satellite Ceremony 2 / Group 2

The Group 2 Satellite Ceremony takes place on Cromwell Field. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with the procession of graduates. No tickets are required. Guest seating is not covered and will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Graduate Information

  • A rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m. on Cromwell Field. Students planning to participate in the Satellite Ceremony are strongly encouraged to attend. An email with the rehearsal date and time will be sent to graduating students in April.

  • On May 15th, immediately following the main ceremony, proceed directly to Cromwell Field.

  • Graduate line-up will be located behind the stage. Undergraduates will line up by major; PhD graduates and Masters graduates will line-up separately.

  • Before getting into line, completely fill out a namecard found on tables in the line-up area. Keep this card with you until a staff person collects it.

  • Click here for the graduate stage procession diagram

  • Once all graduates have processed and are seated, the satellite ceremony will begin.  A Dean's Office representative will preside over the ceremony. Each graduate will proceed to the stage by major to have their name announced and receive their diploma cover.

  • Three professional pictures will be taken, one before you receive your diploma cover, one while receiving your diploma cover and one with your diploma cover.

  • After you receive your diploma all graduates must return to their seats until the conclusion of the ceremony.



Group 2 Department Receptions:

Each department in USC Dornsife hosts a reception immediately following the Group Satellite Ceremony.  Graduates in that major and their guests are invited to attend. 

Please see below for Department Reception Locations.

Group 2

Seeley G. Mudd (SGM), Room 414

Biological Sciences
Ray R. Irani Hall (RRI)

Seeley G. Mudd (SGM), Room 414

Earth Sciences
Lot between Ahmanson Center (ACB) and Zumberge Hall (ZHS)

Environmental Studies
Tyler Environmental Prize Pavilion

Human Biology, Kinesiology, and Human Performance
North Associates Park

Kaprielian Hall (KAP) Patio: Northeast Side

Physical Education Building (PED) Front Lawn: Northwest side of building

Physics and Astronomy
Seaver Science Library (SSL), Room 150