Commencement FAQ


Where is USC Annenberg’s commencement ceremony and when will it begin?
USC Annenberg’s commencement ceremony will be held on McCarthy Quad and will begin promptly at 11 a.m.

Will the 2019 USC Annenberg commencement ceremony be ticketed?
USC Annenberg’s commencement ceremony is a non-ticketed, open seating event.

I have a large number of guests who are attending the satellite ceremony. How will they be accommodated?
We will also host additional family members and guests in Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN) where they can experience the entire ceremony on big screens in a comfortable, indoor setting. For families with young children, this venue will offer a more relaxed atmosphere.

Will the graduation ceremony be live-streamed or posted online as videos afterward?
The main USC ceremony and the USC Annenberg ceremony will be live-streamed. The live-stream of the main ceremony will be available to view on USC’s homepage (usc.edu) starting at 8:30 a.m. The live-stream of the USC Annenberg ceremony will be available to view at annenberg.usc.edu/commencement starting at 11 a.m.

How do I obtain my ceremony photos?
Professional photography service, Grad Images, will be at the ceremony taking pictures of each graduate. Several days after the ceremony, the photographer will send, via regular mail and email, free color proofs to each graduate with an offer to purchase prints.

GradImages™
Customer Service #: (800) 261-2576
Customer Service Email: service@gradimages.com
Website: www.gradimages.com

What’s the best way to share my commencement day photos on social media?
Please share USC Annenberg commencement photos and stories with #ascj and #USCgrad.

Who is invited to the post-USC Annenberg satellite ceremony receptions?
After the USC Annenberg ceremony concludes at 1 p.m., graduates are invited to continue to celebrate with family, friends, faculty and staff at receptions hosted by the schools. Everyone is welcome. More details to follow soon.

If one of my guests is in a wheelchair, will their seating be any different?
We have a section reserved for wheelchairs. One additional guest will be able to sit with them in this section. Please contact ascevent@usc.edu and we will happy to assist you.

Will wheelchairs be available for the main and USC Annenberg commencements? Will handicapped parking be available?
Please click here for more information about renting wheelchairs, parking, etc.

Where should my family and I plan to park on commencement day?
Information regarding parking can be found here.

For additional FAQ, please visit https://commencement.usc.edu/guests/faq-for-guests/