The Main Ceremony is held in Alumni Memorial Park on Friday, May 12, 2023, and begins at 8:30 A.M.
Click HERE for more information regarding the Main Ceremony.

More than 3,000 USC Dornsife students attend Commencement every year. Due to the large number of graduates, USC Dornsife holds two satellite ceremonies on the same day as the Main Ceremony.

Seating at the Dornsife satellite ceremonies are first come, first serve, with a suggested maximum of (4) guests per registered graduate. No tickets are required.

USC Dornsife Commencement Code of Conduct

The USC Dornsife Commencement Code of Conduct has been established to ensure that the USC Dornsife satellite ceremonies take place in a dignified atmosphere where all participants may enjoy the activities.

Graduating students and their guests are asked to abide by the USC Dornsife Commencement Code of Conduct in order to participate.


I agree that I will:

  • Demonstrate the qualities of civility at all times.
  • Be polite and courteous to all Commencement speakers, administration, faculty, staff, event volunteers, fellow students and guests.
  • Be mindful and respectful of those with special needs who are in attendance.
  • Keep aisles clear at all times and remain seated unless instructed otherwise.
  • Stay until the ceremony is complete and the platform party has departed.


Click on your major below to find out details about your Satellite Ceremony: