USC Viterbi Commencement Portal

Celebrating the Class of 2020 & 2021

Congrats Class of 2021 + 2020 Commencement!

We are happy to announce that USC will host in-person commencement ceremonies for the classes of 2020 and 2021 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Graduates will have the opportunity to process across the stage, hear their names announced, receive their diploma covers, and have commemorative photos taken.

Guests who live out of state may attend commencement ceremonies provided they are fully vaccinated. Graduates are limited to two guests each due to social distancing requirements.

The most updated information will be available on

USC Viterbi In-Person Commencement at the
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Class of 2020 & 2021
May 19, 2021, 3:30 - 6:00 pm
May 20, 2021, 8:00 - 10:30 am
May 20, 2021, 3:30 - 6:00 pm

Graduates will select their preferred day and time by logging in to their Marching Order account during the second phase of registration. You will be notified via email from Marching Order when the second phase of registration opens. Capacity at all ceremonies is limited.

Streaming / Online Viewing of the
In-Person Commencement

The events at the coliseum are going to be available for viewing via 6Connex, the USC Commencement Virtual Event Platform. Signup only requires your name and email. After registration, you can simply login at any later point by entering your email address, no password required. This link will take you directly to the Coliseum page. If you are entering 6Connex from any other page, please navigate to the Coliseum page by using the round Coliseum button on the bottom navigation. Once on the Coliseum landing page, click "In Person Ceremonies" for a list of daily events and to join them. For your best viewing experience, please make sure to watch these celebrations on a laptop or desktop computer as they don't function properly on many mobile devices.

Virtual Celebration Archive

Watch the events from May 13, 2021 on demand

Student Stories from 2020 and 2021

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Saumya Joshi in front of the Hoover Dam. PHOTO/SAUMYA JOSHI.

How the Hoover Dam Broke Boundaries

May 12, 2021

Inspired by the Hoover Dam’s grandeur, graduating USC Viterbi student Saumya Joshi is a trailblazer in her own right, fearlessly changing the face of construction engineering.

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(Left to right) Joel Joseph, General David Petraeus, Kaushal Saraf and Varsha Varadarajan (Photo/Courtesy of Joel Joseph)

Come Together

September 9, 2019

Atomus, a fledgling USC Viterbi startup, is developing technology that would make it easier for the Marines to 3-D print spare parts for ships, military vehicles and planes, benefitting the Corps, defense contractors and the nation.

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Helping The Homeless

February 8, 2019

USC Viterbi writing students offer engineering solutions to a local provider of homeless services to improve operations.

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A Desk That Knows You

September 16, 2018

Burcin Becerik-Gerber leads an effort to create a smart desk that encourages a healthy and productive work environment.