Starting the week of Monday, February 12, 2024 eligible graduates should refer to their USC email account and locate their registration invitation. The subject line reads:
USC Dornsife Ceremony Registration. If an eligible graduate cannot locate the email, please check all spam and junk folders.

All eligible graduates are required to wear regalia in order to participate in their Dornsife ceremony. For graduates wishing to rent a cap with tassel, gown, and hood in person, the USC Bookstore will hold an in-person distribution beginning Monday, May 6, 2024, on the USC Bookstore Patio.



Days and hours:

• Monday, May 6 through Thursday, May 9 from 8:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

• Commencement Day, Friday, May 10 from 6:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.

Cap and Gown Specialists will be present to provide assistance the bottom of the bookstore stairs closest to TCC. Please visit Rent Regalia (uscbookstore.com) for more information.

USC Dornsife recognizes those students who have excelled academically by providing honor cords to be worn on Commencement Day. To qualify, a student must be eligible to graduate and have a minimum of a 3.5 University GPA at the beginning of Spring semester 2023.


All students who meet the qualifications will receive an email in mid-April with instructions for picking up honor cords.

A student rehearsal will be held the week of commencement on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. on the Allyson Felix Field for graduates participating in the Dornsife ceremonies on Friday, May 10, 2024. Rehearsal is not mandatory, but encouraged so graduates can learn more about their “day-of” commencement experience.


The Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony does not have a rehearsal.