Satellite Ceremonies

 

 

 

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Following the main ceremony, each school hosts their own satellite ceremony. It is at this ceremony that individual names are called and students walk across the stage to receive a diploma and take a photograph.

Below is a list of all satellite ceremonies. You may scroll down or click to access any specific ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School: Leventhal School of Accounting

Location & Time: The combined graduate and undergraduate satellite ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Alumni Park.

Reception: The combined undergraduate and graduate reception follows the satellite ceremony at 3:30 p.m. in Crocker Plaza.

Tickets: No tickets are required.

DVD: The ceremony may be viewed at http://www.marshall.usc.edu/leventhal; however there will be no DVD available for purchase.

Other: More information can be found at the Leventhal School's commencement website.

University Honor students will be notified via e-mail in late April when their honor cord is available for pick-up.

Come prepared for warm weather, as the ceremony will be held outside. Wear comfortable clothing and stay hydrated. Bottled water will be provided for graduates at their seats.

Contact:

(213) 740-4838

 

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School: School of Architecture

Location & Time: The satellite ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Founders Park.

Reception: The reception follows the satellite ceremony at the Watt Hall courtyard.

Tickets: No tickets are required.

DVD: There will be no DVD available for purchase.

Other: Eligible students will receive honor cords from this school free of charge on the morning of Commencement.

Contact:

Eric J. Moore
(213) 740-2723
ericjmoo@usc.edu

 

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School: Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

Location & Time: The satellite ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Bovard Auditorium and will last about two hours.

Reception: There will be no reception.

Tickets: No tickets are required.

DVD: There will be no DVD available for purchase.

Other:

Contact:

Sara Villagran
(323) 442-1193
villagra@usc.edu

 

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School: Marshall School of Business

Location & Time:

Undergraduate: The undergraduate satellite ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Galen Center.

Graduate: The graduate satellite ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Galen Center.

Reception:

Undergraduate: The reception immediately follows the satellite ceremony in the Bridge Hall breezeway.

Graduate: The graduate reception will be held at Town & Gown from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m .

Tickets: No tickets are required.

DVD:

Undergraduate: A complimentary DVD of the undergraduate ceremony will be mailed to all graduates in attendance.

Graduate: There will be no DVD available for purchase.

Other:

Undergraduate: University Honor students will be notified via e-mail in late April when their honor cord is available for pick-up. Marshall Honors students will be invited to purchase an honor sash. Details will be provided to graduating Marshall Honors students in late April.

Graduate: Students will enter via the designated graduate entrance. As a matter of courtesy, no one will be allowed to enter the auditorium after the ceremony has begun.

Tips for the Satellite Ceremony

The clothing you wear should be comfortable and not bulky.

Do not bring any bags with you since there is no storage space available.

Balloons or alcohol of any kind are not permitted in the Galen Center.

Parking will be free all day at all campus locations. We recommend that you park in Parking Structure D.

Upon arrival at Galen Center, your tassel should be on the left side of your cap.

All graduates will enter via the designated graduate entrance and will be given a card. Please write the phonetic pronunciation of your name to be read when you proceed across the stage. You will keep this card with you until you reach the podium.

Only Marshall graduates are permitted to walk across the stage.

Contact:

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Advising
(213) 740-0690
undergrad.advising@marshall.usc.edu
www.marshall.usc.edu/commencement

Graduate

Tonisha Jester
(213) 740- 5441
tonisha.jester@marshall.usc.edu

 

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School: School of Cinematic Arts

Location & Time: The satellite ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. at the Shrine Auditorium, 665 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90007.

Reception: The reception follows the satellite ceremony at the School of Cinematic Arts from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are required.

Tickets: Tickets are required for entry to the satellite ceremony and the reception. One ticket gets you into both the satellite ceremony and the reception. Please see the SCA website for more information: cinema.usc.edu/commencement.

DVD: Not available.

Other: Eligible undergraduate students will receive honor cords free of charge from the school through their division office once they have registered and ordered tickets.

Students should contact their Division Office for other information regarding Commencement, e.g. how to register, get tickets, regalia, etc. Information will also be posted on the SCA website for general reference, but all questions need to be addressed to the student's division office.

Contact numbers for Division Offices can be found below.

Contact:

  • Critical Studies
    (213) 740-3334
  • Film & Television Production
    (213) 740-3317
  • iMAP Ph.D. Program
    (213) 743-4309
  •  Interactive Media Division
    (213) 821-4472
  • John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts
    (213) 821-4396
  • Peter Stark Producing Program
    (213) 740-3304
  • Writing for Screen & Television
    (213) 740-3303

 

 

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School: Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Location & Time:

Communication: The combined undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. satellite ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m. in McCarthy Quad; it is expected to last two hours.

Journalism and Public Relations: The combined undergraduate and graduate satellite ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m. on the Argue Plaza lawn; it is expected to last two hours.

Reception:

Communication: The reception follows the satellite ceremony in McCarthy Quad.

Journalism and Public Relations: The reception follows the satellite ceremony on the Argue Plaza lawn.

Tickets: No tickets are required.

DVD: DVDs will be available for purchase through the school. Forms will be mailed out to graduating students, or you can order them at online here.

Other: Eligible students will be contacted via USC e-mail to pick up honor cords when they are available.

You can find more information about the ceremonies here.

Contact:

Helen Harbour
(213) 740-2866
helenhl@usc.edu

 

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School: Ostrow School of Dentistry

Location & Time: The satellite ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. at McAlister Soccer Field (just north of campus at the corner of Hover Street and 30th Street). It is expected to last two to three hours.

Reception: The reception follows the satellite ceremony.

Tickets: No tickets are required.

DVD: This satellite ceremony will be filmed. Students will be sent one complimentary copy to the permanent address they provide the Ostrow School of Dentistry.

Other: Eligible Dental Hygiene students will receive honor cords from the Ostrow School of Dentistry free of charge - you may pick them up when you check-in.

Contact:

Antolette Dalnay
(213) 740-2841
antolett@usc.edu

 

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School: Rossier School of Education

Location & Time:

Master's & M.A.T. Candidates: The satellite ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. in McCarthy Quad.

Doctoral Candidates: The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony for Ph.D. and Ed.D. candidates will take place Thursday, May 16th at 3:00 p.m. in McCarthy Quad.

Reception: Receptions follow both ceremonies.

Tickets: Tickets are required for these events.

DVD: DVDs and photographs will be available for purchase from the School of Education.

Other: For complete information on the Rossier School of Education ceremonies, please visit rossier.usc.edu/students/commencement.

Contact:

Kenae Danley
(213) 740-9559
rossier.events@usc.edu

 

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School: Viterbi School of Engineering

Location & Time:

Undergraduate: The satellite ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Exposition Park's West Lawn (immediately south of campus).

Graduate: The satellite ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Galen Center.

Reception:

Undergraduate: The reception follows the satellite ceremony.

Graduate: No reception.

Please note: Each Viterbi academic department will host a reception for degree candidates in their department. Please refer to the Receptions page on this website for additional details.

Tickets: No tickets are required.

DVD: There will be a DVD available for purchase for the graduate ceremony.

Other: Eligible students will be contacted via USC e-mail to pick up honor cords when they are available.

No balloons will be permitted inside the Galen Center.

Contact:

Undergraduate

Julie Phaneuf
(213) 740-4530
phaneuf@usc.edu

Graduate

Carolyn Suckow
(213) 821-0413
jecks@usc.edu

 

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School: Roski School of Fine Arts

Location & Time: The satellite ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Parkside Hall courtyard.

Reception: The reception follows the satellite ceremony at Fisher Museum Courtyard and is expected to last about one and one half hours.

Tickets: No tickets are required.

DVD: The satellite ceremony DVD will be available for purchase for $29.99 (plus shipping and handling) through www.gradmemory.com.

Other: Eligible students will receive honor cords from this school free of charge - your academic advisor will contact you with additional information.

Contact:

Kate Strand
(213) 740-6261
kstrand@usc.edu

Annie Watanabe
(213) 740-6268
awatanab@usc.edu

 

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School: Davis School of Gerontology

Location & Time: The satellite ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center; it is expected to last about one hour.

Reception: The reception follows the satellite ceremony in the ballroom and is expected to last about one hour.

Tickets: No tickets are required.

DVD: There will be no DVD available for purchase.

Other:

Contact:

Linda Broder
(213) 740-5156
lbroder@usc.edu

 

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School: Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

Location & Time: Satellite ceremonies will last for approximately one and a half hours.  Locations and start times are listed below:

Group 1 : Alumni Park, 11:00 a.m.

American Studies & Ethnicity, Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages & Cultures, East Asian Studies Center, English, French & Italian, Gender Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Master in Liberal Studies Program, Master in Professional Writing Program, Middle East Studies Program, Philosophy, Religion, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Spanish & Portuguese

Group 2 : Howard Jones Field, 10:45 a.m.

Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies Program, Human & Evolutionary Biology, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics & Astronomy

Group 3 : Shrine Auditorium, 11:00 a.m.

Economics, International Relations, Political Science

Group 4 : Lot 6, 10:45 a.m.

Anthropology, Linguistics, Master in Human Behavior, Psychology, Sociology, Spatial Sciences (GIST)

Reception: Reception locations and other information specific to your department are available at dornsife.usc.edu/commencement.

Tickets: No tickets are required.

DVD: There will be no DVD available for purchase.

Photography at all the USC Dornsife Commencement satellite ceremonies will be provided by Grad Images, and a photograph will be taken of every graduate. Proofs will be e-mailed to the graduate the same day. Please remember to complete your Commencement name card with a valid e-mail address. Proofs will also be mailed approximately four days after the ceremony, along with ordering information.

Please visit the Grad Images website for further information.

Other: Eligible students will receive honor cords from USC Dornsife free of charge - those students will be contacted by e-mail in April with additional information.

No balloons will be permitted on Howard Jones Field or inside the Shrine Auditorium.

Contact:

Cynthia Gellis
(213) 821-4418
gellis@college.usc.edu

For further information regarding the college's commencement festivities, please visit dornsife.usc.edu/commencement.

 

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School: Gould School of Law

Location & Time: The satellite ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Founders Park.

Reception: The reception follows the satellite ceremony and should last about one hour. The reception will be held in adjacent Associates Park.

Tickets: No tickets are required. There will be a live webcast of the ceremony.

DVD: A complimentary DVD of the law school ceremony will be mailed to each graduate over the summer.

Other: All graduates must report to the ceremony location for check-in and line-up at 2:00 p.m.

Contact:

Marie Cleaves
(213) 740-3841
mcleaves@usc.edu
For further information regarding the Gould School of Law ceremony, please visit http://lawweb.usc.edu/events/commencement/.

 

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School: Keck School of Medicine

Location & Time:

M.D./Ph.D., M.D.: The satellite ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Shrine Auditorium; it is expected to last two hours. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

M.S., Ph.D., Public Health: The satellite ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. at the Norris Library Quad on the Health Sciences Campus. It is expected to last approximately two hours.                                                   

Health Promotion: The satellite ceremony will follow the main commencement ceremony on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Town & Gown.

Physician Assistant Program: The satellite ceremony will follow the main commencement ceremony on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10:45 a.m. on the southwest lawn of the Hancock Building (AHF).

Reception:

M.D./Ph.D., M.D.: The reception follows the satellite ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in McCarthy Quad on the University Park campus; it is expected to begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m.

M.S., Ph.D., Public Health: The reception follows the satellite ceremony on Wednesday, May 15, 2012 at the same location; it is expected to last about one hour.

Health Promotion: The reception follows the main ceremony (at roughly 10:30 a.m.) at Town and Gown.

Physician Assistant : The reception follows the satellite ceremony at the same location.

Tickets:

Tickets are required for the Health Promotion satellite ceremony, and will be allotted at a number still TBD. Students may pick up their tickets from Angela Turk at the Health Promotions office (University Village, Suite E210). Students will be notified in late April when tickets are available.

DVD: There will be no DVD available for purchase.

Other:

Health Promotion: Eligible students will receive honor cords from this school free of charge. You may pick them up at the Health Promotion office, UVI-E210.

Contact:

M.D.

Monique Abeyta
(323) 442-2420
mabeyta@keck.usc.edu

M.S., Ph.D.

Marisela Zuniga
(323) 442-1607
mzuniga@usc.edu

Physician Assistant Program

Janneth Ecal
(626) 457-4264
ecal@usc.edu

Health Promotion

Angela Turk
(213) 821-1601
almer@usc.edu

Public Health

Oralia Gonzales
(626) 457-6603
oraliago@usc.edu

 

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School: Thornton School of Music

Location & Time: The satellite ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m. on the south lawn of Ramo Hall; it is expected to last one to one and a half hours.

Reception: The reception follows the satellite ceremony in the Booth Hall Courtyard; it is expected to last one to one and a half hours.

Tickets: No tickets are required.

DVD: There will be no DVD available for purchase.

Other: A photographer will be taking pictures of the graduates as they walk across the stage to accept their diplomas.

Eligible students will receive honor cords from this school free of charge and will be notified via e-mail in late April when their honor cord is available for pick up from MUS 408. They can also be picked up on Commencement day at the satellite ceremony sign in tables.

Contact:

Jane Hahn
(213) 740-6474
janehahn@thornton.usc.edu

 

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School: Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Location & Time: The satellite ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m. on the lawn west of of Leavey Library; it is expected to last about two hours.

Reception: The reception will follow the satellite ceremony at Davidson Conference Center's Embassy Room, and is expected to last about one hour.

Tickets: No tickets are required.

DVD: There will be no DVD available for purchase.

Other: Eligible BS students will receive honor cords from this division prior to Commencement.
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Contact:

Jackie Mardirossian
(323) 442-2811
jmardiro@usc.edu

 

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School: School of Pharmacy

Location & Time: The satellite ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Norris Library Quad on the Health Sciences Campus; it is expected to last about two hours.

Reception: The reception follows the satellite ceremony in the Upper Quad; it is expected to last about one hour.

Tickets: Tickets are required.

DVD: A complimentary DVD will be provided to each student.

Other: Parking is free at the Health Sciences Campus for this event. A web casting of the ceremony will be available in the PSC Lecture Halls (tickets are not required for the viewing).

Contact:

Kathi Horgan
(323) 442-1383
horgan@usc.edu

 

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School: Price School of Public Policy

Location & Time:

Undergraduate: The satellite ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m. at Pardee Way.

Graduate: The satellite ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m  at Lot 6.

Reception: Receptions will immediately follow the undergraduate and graduate satellite ceremonies:
Undergraduate: location TBD
Graduate: Argue Plaza

Tickets: No tickets are required.

DVD: There will be no DVD available for purchase.

Other: Eligible undergraduate students will receive honor cords from the school at the Sol Price School of Public Policy Awards Ceremony.

Contact:

Christine Wilson
(213) 740-4127
wilsonca@usc.edu

 

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School: ROTC Commissioning Ceremony - Air Force, Army, Naval

Location & Time: The joint commissioning ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium.

Reception: Program receptions follow the satellite ceremony.

Tickets: No tickets are required.

DVD: There will be no DVD available for purchase.

Other:

Contact:

Pam Wallace-Thompson
(213) 740-2670
prwall@usc.edu

 

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School: School of Social Work

Location & Time: The satellite ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Shrine Auditorium.

Reception: A pre-ceremony reception will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Social Work Courtyard.

Tickets: Tickets are required and distributed directly to graduates.

Other: More information available here.

Contact:

Hillary Chisum
(213) 821-1297
h.chisum@usc.edu

 

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School: School of Dramatic Arts

Location & Time: The satellite ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Bing Theatre and will last approximately one and a half hours.  Graduates are to line up along the side of Bing Theatre, between the theatre and the Annenberg School, in the order assigned during the mandatory rehearsal on May 16, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at Bing Theatre.

Reception: Directly following the satellite ceremony, the reception will be held in Queen's Court just outside Bing Theatre.

Tickets: Tickets are required for the satellite ceremony. There is no replacement for lost tickets. Each graduate has been allocated three tickets with the option of requesting one additional ticket.  Additional tickets are not guaranteed and are on a first-come, first-served basis, based on when a graduate submits his/her registration. Registration will open in January 2013 and students will be notified by email of the registration date.

In order to accommodate the high demand for tickets and the limited seating inside Bing Theatre, there will be live remote viewing of the School of Dramatic Arts ceremony on the rear patio of Bing Theatre.  Please note that there are only 80 seats, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additionally, there will be a live webcast of the School of Dramatic Arts Commencement at http://dramaticarts.usc.edu.

Other: Mandatory Rehearsal

There is a mandatory rehearsal for all graduates on May 16, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at the Bing Theatre. Immediately following the rehearsal will be an optional pizza party on the rear patio of the theatre.  Complimentary Honor Cords will be distributed at the rehearsal to students with a 3.5 GPA in USC coursework determined after the fall semester posting of grades (excludes spring semester grades).

Contact:

Marissa Gonzalez
(213) 821-4048
marissag@usc.edu

More information: http://dramaticarts.usc.edu/

 

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Information on this page is valid for Commencement 2013.

 

Page last updated: Monday, February 11, 2013