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Satellite Ceremony 3 / Group 3

The Group 3 Satellite Ceremony takes place at the Shrine Auditorium. The ceremony will begin at
11:00 a.m. with the procession of graduates. No tickets are required.

Graduate Information

  • A rehearsal will be held on Tuesday, May 12 at 10:45 a.m. at the Shrine Auditorium.  Students planning to participate in the Satellite Ceremony are strongly encouraged to attend. An email with rehearsal date and time will be sent to graduating students in April.

  • On May 15th, immediately following the main ceremony, proceed directly to the Shrine Auditorium.

  • Signs will direct graduates to the line-up area off of Royal Street in the Expo Hall. 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. A Commencement staff member will collect the card from you before you go on stage to receive your diploma cover.

  • 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 3 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.

Kaprielian Hall (KAP) Patio, South Side

International Relations
Social Sciences (SOS) Lawn

Political Science
Von KleinSmid Center (VKC), North Patio

Taper Hall (THH), Front Lawn