Celebrating the Class of 2024

Students in commencement regalia gather outside USC Annenberg's 2024 Commencement Ceremony.

After sports icon and equality activist Billie Jean King closed out her remarks at USC Annenberg’s 2024 commencement ceremony, she added in a puckish surprise, grabbing her racquet and volleying tennis balls high into the air for graduates to catch. 

A lucky dozen or so came away with keepsakes of the moment. But all in attendance received the advantage of encouraging words from one of Life magazine’s “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century.”

After briefly surveying the disruptions that the Class of 2024 has encountered, from the pandemic to the cancellation of the university’s main commencement ceremony, she said, “You survived the physical, mental and emotional challenges, and it’s my hope that you will be stronger because of it. 

“Remember, champions adjust.”

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Two individuals at a graduation ceremony, wearing black caps and gowns with red stoles and holding up their diplomas, which have ‘University of Southern California’ written on them. They are standing in front of seated graduates and a stage

Memorable moments

From lining up for the processional to walking across the stage to receive diploma covers and celebrating after, relive all the excitement of commencement day with this photo album.

Meet our Class of 2024

PhD candidate studies refugee smartphone and internet use

Gonzalez believes his time at USC Annenberg allowed him to develop meaningful personal and professional research interests and inspire the next generation of students in educational roles.

TheWrap names journalism graduate as inaugural reporting fellow

Theatre and journalism graduate Tess Patton will get hands-on experience in editorial mastery, production techniques, and news-gathering skills.

Versatile communication coursework fuels graduate's career aspirations in tech and media

Majoring in communication allowed Eric GyuMin Choi to engage in versatile, interdisciplinary coursework — something that carried into his #ASCJ involvement.

Higher education inspires PR grad to learn, lead and transform

As a USC Annenberg Ambassador public relations major Joyce Gao helps the next generation of Trojans learn what it’s like to study, learn and play at USC.

Journalism student combines passion for entertainment with coursework and Annenberg Media skills

Kaitlyn Huamani is building a fulfilling career propelled by opportunities including covering the Sundance Film Festival alongside reporters from legacy outlets.

For master’s graduate, specialized journalism program makes for a career turning point

Embarking on a new chapter in his career, Ray Troncoso will lean on his dedication to putting in the work — and the lessons he learned on campus.

PRISM graduate unlocks PR potential in the inaugural cohort

Etolia Stinson’s experience in broadcast journalism and social media management helped prepare her for the MS in Public Relations Innovation, Strategy and Management (PRISM) online program.

USC Annenberg graduates receive top university and school honors

Continuing the tradition of honoring graduating students from disciplines across the university, USC’s annual Student Recognition Awards ceremony and Academic Honors Convocation were held this spring.

Examples of the USC Annenberg Instagram GIF pack

USC Annenberg Instagram GIF pack

Show your USC Annenberg pride and commemorate your accomplishments with these new USC and USC Annenberg animated GIFs. You can find them on Giphy or on Instagram by searching for USC or USC Annenberg. Make sure to use the hashtags #ASCJ and #USCGrad in your posts!