2015 USC Main Commencement Ceremony
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Location: Alumni Park
8:30 AM Processional
9:00 AM Ceremony
For more info see: https://commencement.usc.edu
2015 USC School of Cinematic Arts Commencement Ceremony
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Shrine Auditorium, 665 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Check in with your division at the Shrine Auditorium at 1:30 PM. Please be on time! Signage will be posted. Enter the doors nearest the Box Office on Royal Street.
Guests enter the Shrine Auditorium through the main entrance on Royal Street. Doors open at 2:00 PM. Guests must have a ticket to enter. Please hold on to your ticket for entry to the SCA Reception.
CAP & GOWN RENTAL
Rental of regalia is available Monday, May 4 until 12noon on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the University Bookstore, 3rd floor. Bachelor's — $59.99, Master's — $79.99. Doctoral — $99.99.
Cap and gown Pre-Rentals (ordered at Grad Fest) may be picked up at the Bookstore on Monday, April 27 — May 1, 2015. Bring your receipt with you.
Return your cap, gown, and hood after the SCA ceremony at the drop-off area outside the Bookstore on May 15, 2015.
The Commencement Book lists every graduate's name who is eligible to graduate in Fall 2014, Spring 2015 or Summer 2015, provided they verified their information with Degree Progress or University Publications prior to printing. It is the program for USC's main ceremony which begins at 9:00 AM on May 15, 2015. These books will only be available at USC's Main Ceremony (on campus), and NOT at the SCA Ceremony.
DVD recordings of the SCA ceremony will not be available.
Grad Images will be photographing all graduates at the SCA Ceremony as each one crosses the stage. Grad Images will email complimentary proofs to graduates within 24 hours after the ceremony provided they completed a Commencement Reader Card before the ceremony. Everyone's photo will be taken. No obligation to purchase. Visit www.gradimages.com for more information or to pre-register online.
Honor cords are provided by the SCA and will be available for pick up in your division office Friday, May 1 — Thursday, May 14, 2015. Honor cords may be worn by undergraduates who have earned a minimum 3.5 university GPA by the end of the Fall 2014 semester. Note: Eligibility to wear honor cords is not an indication that academic honors (cum laude, etc.) will be designated on your diploma/academic record since these honors will be awarded after final grades are determined after commencement.
No balloons are allowed in the Shrine Auditorium theatre seating area.
Parking in any USC parking structure is free on Commencement Day. The closest structures in which to park near the Shrine Auditorium are Parking Structure D on West Jefferson Boulevard, and the Parking Center at West Jefferson Boulevard & South Grand Avenue (entrance on 35th Street). Parking is extremely limited on campus, and due to the large crowd expected at commencement, parking facilities will fill up early. Please arrive early to obtain parking.
We recommend you take the Metro Expo Line if at all possible. It will be running on its usual schedule and stops east of campus at West Jefferson Boulevard and Flower Street. Exit at the Jefferson/USC stop. The Shrine Auditorium is a three-block walk west from the Metro stop.
The SCA Commencement Reception immediately follows the SCA Ceremony and is held at the
School of Cinematic Arts at 4:30 — 6:00 PM. Tickets are required. One ticket admits a guest to both the SCA Ceremony and the Reception. Graduates do not need tickets to enter either event.
SPECIAL NEEDS / WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
A Special Needs entrance on Royal Street at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard will open at 1:30 PM at the Shrine Auditorium. Any guests in wheelchairs or with walkers should enter at this location. Only one other person may enter with the special needs guest at this entrance and sit with that guest in the wheelchair seating area.
If a guest requires a Sign Language Interpreter for the ceremony, please enter at the Special Needs door. Only one other person may enter with the special needs guest at this entrance and sit with that guest in the sign language interpreting area.
Please check in all strollers at the Special Needs entrance of the Shrine Auditorium on Royal Street at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard. No strollers are allowed in the theatre seating area.
Tickets are required for entry to BOTH the SCA Ceremony and the SCA Reception. One ticket admits a guest to both events. Graduates do not need tickets to enter either event. Limit of 8 tickets per graduate. If additional tickets are needed for guests, students should see a staff member in their division office during the SCA commencement registration period.
Students can register online and order SCA Ceremony tickets from March 2 — 31, 2015 at https://scacommunity.usc.edu/ . Click on Commencement Registration and complete the online form.
Tickets will be available for pick up in the division offices Monday, April 27 — Thursday, May 14, 2015. Lost tickets cannot be replaced.
For more info see: https://cinema.usc.edu/commencement
The Bryan Singer Division of Critical Studies, SCA 320, 213.740.3334
Division of Media Arts + Practice, SCI 101, 213.821.5700
Film & Television Production, SCA 434, 213.740.3317
Interactive Media & Games Division, SCI 201, 213.821.4472
John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, SCB 210, 213.821.4396
Peter Stark Producing Program, SCA 366, 213.740.3304
Writing for Screen & Television, SCA 335, 213.740.3303