2024 USC Chan Commencement
The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy will celebrate its 82nd Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2024, at the USC University Park Campus.
USC Main Ceremony
The procession begins at 8:30am, and the ceremony at 9:00am at Alumni Park. Your assembly and procession section is C. For more information about the main ceremony, go to commencement.usc.edu.
Chan Division Ceremony
The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy ceremony commences at 6:00pm at Brittingham Field and is anticipated to span between one to one-and-a-half hours. USC Chan degree candidates will line up according to degree. Please arrive no later than 5:30pm.
Chan Division Reception
The reception will take place immediately following the school ceremony and is expected to last about one hour.
The Chan Division ceremony does not require tickets.
Cap & Gown
Please refer to commencement.usc.edu/caps-and-gowns-regalia for details and pricing for renting and purchasing regalia. Regalia rental includes a tassel, which can be kept as a souvenir. Graduate students: Please note the color of your hood when ordering regalia.
OTD: Rhodes Blue (a.k.a. Slate Blue)
PhD: PhD Blue (Dark Blue)
Honor Cords (undergraduate students only)
Honor cords, which may be worn by undergraduates who have earned a minimum 3.5 university GPA by the end of the fall semester, are available from the division. The division will notify you by mid-April if you are eligible to wear an honor cord. Note: Academic honors (cum laude, etc.) will be designated on your diploma/record since these honors will be awarded after final grades are determined after Commencement, and include all coursework (including transfer work).
Cap and Tassel Protocol
Caps should be worn at all times, except during the invocation, benediction and National Anthem, when gentlemen should remove their caps. The tassel is worn over the right temple. When the president salutes the graduates, it is appropriate for graduates to respond by tipping their caps. Graduates may then move their tassels over to the left side.
Guests with Disabilities
The university has a no-pets policy at the main and satellite commencement ceremonies; service dogs are exempt.