What is Baccalaureate? When and where do the ceremony and dinner take place?
Baccalaureate is a non-denominational, inter-faith celebration open to all students and their guests, taking place on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 5 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium. No tickets are required; seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No regalia is required for students. Learn more about Baccalaureate.
When and where does the main USC commencement ceremony take place?
The USC main commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2024, in Alumni Park opens with a grand academic procession beginning at 8:30 a.m., followed by remarks by university leadership, the conferring of honorary degrees, addresses by the valedictorian and commencement speaker and the formal transition—the turning of the mortarboard tassel from right to left—that marks the moment when members of the current graduating class officially become USC graduates and alumni. This ceremony is non-ticketed and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
When and where do the USC School of Dramatic Arts satellite commencement ceremonies take place?
School ceremonies will last for approximately 1.5 hours. Due to the large number of graduates, the USC School of Dramatic Arts holds two school ceremonies following the Main Ceremony.
11 a.m. Bing Theatre
|3 p.m. Bing Theatre
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
|Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for Stage and Screen
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Emphasis in Acting
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Emphasis in Comedy
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sound Design
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Emphasis in Theatrical Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Management
Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts Studies
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Direction
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design
Master of Fine Arts in Acting
Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing
Ceremony 1: 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 9, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at Bing Theatre.
Ceremony 2: Graduates are to line up in the Bing Theatre lobby in the order assigned during the mandatory rehearsal on May 9, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Bing Theatre.
How many tickets will my student receive for their satellite ceremony?
Ceremony 1: Due to the size of the undergraduate class and limited seating in the Bing Theatre, each qualified undergraduate candidate will receive up to four (4) tickets.
Ceremony 2: Due to the size of the undergraduate class and limited seating in the Bing Theatre, each qualified undergraduate candidate will receive up to four (4) tickets and graduate candidates will receive up to ten (10) tickets.
Are there accommodations for guests with disabilities?
For guests with disabilities, please visit the USC Commencement website for information regarding parking or seating. If assistance is needed for the USC School of Dramatic Arts ceremony, your graduate will need to indicate their guest’s needs when filling out the registration form. The student will be contacted in April to confirm any special instructions.
Is there free parking on Commencement Day?
Parking on campus is FREE on this day, but spaces fill up quickly. Additional parking is available at the University Parking Center, located on the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Grand Avenue. Trams will be available to take guests from the Parking Center to campus.
Where can I go to get more information?
Additional information about the USC Commencement ceremony may be found on the USC Commencement website.
For inquiries about the School of Dramatic Arts satellite ceremony, please call 213-740-3149 or email email@example.com.