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MEDIA ADVISORY: USC commencement: Friday, May 12, media access

May 05, 2023

CONTACT: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215

The University of Southern California’s 140th commencement ceremony will be held the morning of Friday, May 12, on the University Park Campus. Producer and president of Marvel Studies Kevin Feige will deliver the commencement address. Frances Arnold, Kevin Feige and Dolores Huerta will receive honorary degrees.

Information on individual school ceremonies and speakers can be found here​.

Media Access: RSVP to USC Media Relations,, (213) 740-2215 to reserve a seat or a spot on the riser.

Media Check-In Time:

No later than 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 12. Please allow extra time for travel and parking. The event is attended by about 60,000, and there are lane restrictions along Figueroa Street.

Media Check-In Location:

South of Doheny Library at Childs Way, near the main stage. The ceremony is held at the center of campus in Alumni Park. Click here to view or print a commencement map.

A riser and multbox will be available. Once on the riser, media will be asked to remain in place until the event ends.

Commencement activities may involve prolonged exposure to the sun. Sunscreen, water, and hats are recommended.

Event Start Time: 8:30 a.m. sharp (Media must be in place by 8 a.m. Late arrivals may not be admitted.)

Event end time: 10:15 a.m.

Parking for news vans: On-campus parking for broadcast vehicles is on West 34th Street. Use the McClintock Gate (McClintock Ave and West Jefferson Bl.) Once admitted by gate agent, left on West 34th Street.

Overflow parking may be available on West 37th Place between Watt Way and McClintock Avenue (Downey Way entrance, turn right at McClintock and left at West 37th)

General media parking

Use Downey Way entrance (off Vermont Avenue at 36th Place).

Live stream

The event will be streamed live here

Click here for more information.