General Information

  • The Group Two Satellite Ceremony takes place on The Allyson Felix Field.
  • The ceremony will begin at 2:30 P.M. on Friday, May 12, 2023 with the procession of graduates.


Graduate Information

  • A rehearsal will be held the week of Commencement on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. on the Allyson Felix Field. Students planning to participate in the Satellite Ceremony are strongly encouraged to attend rehearsal.
  • On May 12th, following your department reception please plan on arriving at The Allyson Felix Field no later than 1:30 P.M.
  • Signs will direct graduates to the check in and line up area. Ph.D graduates, Masters graduates and Undergraduates will line up separately.
  • 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, 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 Two Department Receptions:

Each USC Dornsife department in Group Two hosts a reception immediately following the Main Commencement Ceremony.  Graduates in that department and their guests are invited to attend. Click here to download a USC Campus Map.


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

Art History
Taper Hall of Humanities (THH) 309

Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
Tommy’s Place/Traditions

Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) 414

Master of Science in Applied Psychology
USC Hotel Grand Ballroom

Physical Education Building (PED) 130

Middle East Studies
Physical Education Building (PED) 130

East Asian Area Studies Program
College Academic Services Building (CAS) 100

Physics and Astronomy
Seaver Science Library (SSL) 202

East Asian Languages and Cultures
Taper Hall of Humanities (THH) 114

Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) 501

North Associates Park

Slavic Languages and Literatures
Physical Education Building (PED) 130

Gender and Sexuality Studies
Taper Hall of Humanities (THH) 420

Kaprielian Hall (KAP) Patio
South Side

Center for International and Public Affairs (CPA)
North Patio

Spatial Sciences Institute
Hancock Foundation Building (AHF) Lawn, Spatial Sciences Institute