Commencement

(Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Virtual Celebration for Class of 2021

A virtual celebration for the Class of 2021 is at 11 a.m. (PT) on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Click here to register and to watch the livestream of the in-person Commencement for the Classes of 2021 and 2022. We encourage you to give yourself time to complete the quick registration process before the celebration begins. Please note: Once you’ve registered on the event platform, you will only need your email address to login to return to the site. No additional registration is needed.


In-Person Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2020/2021

The USC School of Dramatic Arts Commencement ceremony for the classes of 2020 and 2021 is at 8 a.m. (PT) on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

Click here to register and to watch the livestream of the SDA Virtual Celebration. We encourage you to give yourself time to complete the quick registration process before the celebration begins. Please note: Once you’ve registered on the event platform, you will only need your email address to login to return to the site. No additional registration is needed.

Update on ceremonies and registration

The university has published the full schedule of commencement ceremonies. Please visit the commencement page for full details.

In-Person Ceremony Registration (For Class of 2020/2021 Students Only):

Register Online

All graduates may bring up to two guests. Guests from out of state or abroad are welcome, provided they are fully vaccinated. Out of state guests will be required to present proof of vaccination prior to entry.

Graduation photographs

The university has partnered with Grad Images to provide graduates with a safe and easy option for on-campus graduation photos. Graduates will receive a free 5” x 7” print with the option to purchase additional photos if they choose.

Multiple locations on both our UPC and HSC campuses will be staffed until May 13 to facilitate this process. More information is available at this link.

Importantly, currently enrolled students (as well as staff and faculty) must be fully compliant with the university’s TrojanCheck COVID-19 testing requirements prior to accessing campus. Family members and alumni entering campus may choose the ‘guest’ option when using TrojanCheck.

Celebratory video uploads

Use this portal to upload videos to celebrate a particular graduating student or the entire graduating classes of 2020 and/or 2021. The videos you upload will be shared on a new virtual commencement site, available for all to view.

Hashtags

The official hashtags for the university’s commencement this year are:

  • #USCGrad
  • #2020Trojan
  • #2021Trojan

The university will draw on your posts to create content for a virtual event platform and for the social media wall at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Along with the above hashtags, use #USCSDA across your social media channels so that the School of Dramatic Arts can share your posts on its social media channels.

Celebration kit

USC has assembled a set of commencement celebration kits to give you an easy yet elegant way to salute our 2020 and 2021 graduating classes. The kits include yard signs, virtual invites, Zoom backgrounds and augmented reality filters for Instagram. Download yours here today!

Regalia

The university encourages all our graduates, especially those who can attend the in-person ceremonies at the LA Memorial Coliseum, to order their regalia as soon as possible to ensure it is received in time for your ceremony.  Regalia is available through the bookstore.  Please note that there will be limited opportunity to pick up regalia at the coliseum.

Please continue to visit the Commencement page for news and updates.