USC School of Cinematic Arts Commencement 2024 TIMELINE
 

February 14 & 15

GRAD FEST
Tutor Campus Center Ballroom
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Grad Fest is the Class of 2024’s one-stop way to get all the information you need about Commencement. All soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to attend.

Grad Fest features information about the following Commencement-related items:

  • Class rings, custom announcements, and other commemorative items from Herff Jones

  • Information about Commencement photos taken in a cap & gown

  • Regalia orders: caps, gowns, stoles sashes may be pre-ordered from the USC Bookstores

February 14 - April 7

CAP & GOWN RENTAL OR PURCHASE
Rental or purchase of regalia is available through the USC Bookstores. Click here for more details.

Deadline for pre-order discount is February 15, 2024.

Order cap and gown rental for home shipment by April 7, 2024.

Return your gown and hood immediately following the SCA Ceremony at the drop location outside the Shrine Auditorium (on Royal Street) or at the Bookstore on May 10, 2024. You may keep your cap and tassel.

Please refer to the USC Commencement website for all details and pertinent information regarding regalia.

March 1 – 31

REGISTER & ORDER SCA TICKETS
Register for the SCA Ceremony (site opens on March 1st):

  1. Register online and order SCA Ceremony tickets: http://scacommunity.usc.edu
    (Limit of 8 tickets. If you desire more, please visit your Division office.)

  2. Fill out a Commencement Reader Card in your Division office.

March 18 by 5:00 PM

USC COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM
Students’ name and degree correction requests must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, March 18th by Degree Progress. See website for instructions.

Correction requests received after this deadline will not appear in the printed program but will appear in the online Commencement Program.

The Commencement Program includes students who graduated in Fall 2023 or will graduate in Spring or Summer 2024.

April 22 - May 9

TICKETS & HONOR CORDS
Pick up tickets and honor cords for the SCA Ceremony in your Division office.

May 6 – 9:00 AM on May 10

CAP & GOWN WALK-UP RENTAL
In-person rental of regalia is available through the USC Bookstore on the patio. Click here for more details. No pre-order or reservation required.

Return your gown and hood immediately following the SCA Ceremony at the drop location outside the Shrine Auditorium (on Royal Street) or at the Bookstore on May 10, 2024. You may keep your cap and tassel.

Friday, May 10 - COMMENCEMENT DAY

 7:30 AM

 USC Main Ceremony - Degree candidates line up near Alumni Park

 8:30 AM

 Main Commencement Ceremony Processional begins

 9:00 AM

 Main Commencement Ceremony begins (No tickets required)

10:15 AM

 Main Ceremony ends 

 1:30 PM

 SCA Graduates line up at Shrine Auditorium at 32nd Street entrance (Expo Hall) 

 1:30 PM

 SCA Guests enter Shrine Auditorium at Royal Street entrance (Tickets required)

 2:30 PM

 SCA Commencement Ceremony begins 

 4:30 PM

 SCA Commencement Ceremony ends

 4:30 PM

 Reception at School of Cinematic Arts complex (SCA Ceremony ticket required for guests)

For more info see:  https://commencement.usc.edu

Any questions can be directed to your SCA Division office staff/advisor.

DIVISION OFFICES

Division of Cinema & Media Studies
mediastudies@cinema.usc.edu
213.740.3334
SCA 320

Division of Media Arts + Practice
map@cinema.usc.edu
213.821.5700
SCI 101

Film & Television Production Division
productionoffice@cinema.usc.edu
213.740.3317
SCA 434

Interactive Media & Games Division
usc_interactive@cinema.usc.edu
213.821.4472
SCI 201

John C. Hench Division of Animation + Digital Arts
animation@cinema.usc.edu
213.821.4396
SCB 210

John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television
writing@cinema.usc.edu
213.740.3303
SCA 335

Peter Stark Producing Program
pstark@cinema.usc.edu
213.740.3304
SCA 366

Expanded Animation Research + Practice (XA)
expandedanimation@cinema.usc.edu
213.821.9770
SCA 250