Commencement 2020

Celebrating the Class of 2020

USC Main Celebration 

Join us Friday May 15, 2020, for a full day of virtual events to honor the USC Class of 2020! Visit to be transported to a special interactive hub honoring our graduates. The celebration begins at 8:30 am PDT and a live broadcast kicks off at 9:00 am PDT with the President, Provost and special guests hosting the virtual conferring of degrees. USC’s interactive hub will feature voices from the entire USC community – family, Deans, faculty, staff, alumni and students – honoring our graduates through videos, photos, social streams and uploaded messages, live throughout the day until 8:30 pm PDT.  

Marshall Undergraduate Celebration 

At 10:30 am PDT join your fellow Marshall graduates at the Marshall Undergraduate virtual student celebration.  Tune-in for special message from Marshall’s Interim Dean, Gareth James, special messages from faculty and staff and tributes from Marshall alumni and special guests.   

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Recordings of the celebration will be available for later viewing on YouTube: Marshall YouTube Channel                          

Want to be part of the live programming?  Tag your photos and videos with these hashtags: #USCGrad, #USCMarshallGrad and #2020Trojan – a special hashtag for the class of 2020. All of the submissions will be compiled to view on the interactive hub and in the class of 2020 virtual memory book on

Rescheduled In-Person Celebration

137th Commencement Postponed

Based on the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the university has decided that in-person commencement exercises will not be able to take place this May. However, we know how important an in-person commencement is to our seniors, their families and the USC community. Degrees will be conferred virtually in May and USC remains committed to having an in-person celebration for the Class of 2020 on campus. The celebration will take place when travel and large group events once again become safe. Firm plans for the on-campus events will not be solidified until more is known about the advance of the pandemic. We will continue to be in communication with more detailed information in the coming weeks and are committed to ensuring our graduates are celebrated for their accomplishments.

Any new information will be shared on this website as soon as it becomes available. We encourage students to check their email frequently and refer to the university’s coronavirus messages for the latest news.

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