Commencement 2016: The Big Day is Here
Photo by Mike Glier.

Commencement 2016: The Big Day is Here

More than 60,000 members of the Trojan Family united on the University Park Campus for USC’s 133rd commencement ceremony.

Graduates, families and friends — more than 60,000 in all — participated in USC’s Commencement 2016 festivities on campus on Friday, May 13. Amid the various events, USC Dornsife conferred 1,622 Bachelor of Arts degrees and 374 Bachelor of Science degrees. It also conferred 605 graduate degrees.

Degree candidates, Half Century Trojans, faculty and distinguished guests formed a processional leaving Bovard Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. USC President C. L. Max Nikias presided over the main ceremony at 9 a.m. in Alumni Park.

Larry Ellison, the founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation, delivered the USC commencement address. Ellison, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mark Stevens, Mary Stevens, Selim Zilkha and Jackie Lacey received honorary degrees.


Below you will find photo slideshows from Commencement 2016 at USC Dornsife.

2016 USC Dornsife Commencement

USC Dornsife’s Commencement took place Friday, May 13 on the University Park campus. Photos by Mike Glier and Mira Zimet.

USC Dornsife Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony 2016

USC Dornsife’s Ph.D. hooding ceremony took place on Thursday, May 12 at Cromwell Field. Photos by Mike Glier.

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