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. You may consult and print a USC campus map that denotes the locations of USC Annenberg’s ceremony and reception here.

Are there certain restrictions I should be aware of at USC Annenberg’s ceremony venue?
The following items are prohibited in USC Annenberg’s satellite ceremony venue: balloons, large signs that obstruct audience views, and fog horns, whistles and other noisemakers.

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 ( starting at 8:30 a.m. The live-stream of the USC Annenberg ceremony will be available to view at and on Facebook Live starting at 11 a.m. Check back here for updates on when the full ceremony video will be posted online.

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.

Customer Service #: (800) 261-2576
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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 reception?
After the USC Annenberg ceremony concludes at 1 p.m., graduates are invited to continue to celebrate with family, friends, faculty and staff at the USC Annenberg reception at Argue Plaza. Light fare will be served.

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 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.

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