Celebrating the Class of 2022

Graduating students in their caps and gowns.

ABC News Congressional Correspondent and alumna Rachel Scott encouraged the USC Annenberg’s Class of 2022 to look beyond obstacles and find opportunity. Scott addressed nearly 1,000 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s graduates in communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations, who gathered on May 13.

“My fellow Trojans, let my story serve as evidence that you can shake things up,” she said. “Sometimes our decisions are so clouded by the status quo, we talk ourselves out of a great opportunity, convinced the best option is the safest one, the most practical, the one with the best track record.

“Today, I challenge you to question what is driving your decision,” she continued. “And if it’s fear of doing something different, get out of your way.”

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USC Annenberg Dean Willow Bay gives a speech at a podium.

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. Photos by Vince Bucci/Steve Cohn Photography and Professor Alan Mittelstaedt.

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!