Friday, May 11, 2012
The university’s 129th commencement, presided over by USC President C. L. Max Nikias, features an address by international correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
Approximately 40,000 parents, family and friends attend the commencement ceremony each year.
Recipients of honorary degrees at the university’s 129th graduation are Lieutenant-General Romoo Dallaire, force commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda between 1993 and 1994; Dana Dornsife, USC benefactor and international humanitarian; David Dornsife, USC trustee and alumnus; Victoria Hale, pharmaceutical scientist and social entrepreneur; Armas C. “Mike” Markkula, USC alumnus, entrepreneur, innovator and engineer; Julie Mork, philanthropic leader, champion of education and advocate of youth and visually impaired children; John Mork, USC trustee and alumnus, and chief executive officer of Energy Corporation of America; and Nisei students whose USC education was interrupted by government interment during World War II, including Yuri Hirooka Kumai, Iwao George Kawakami, Yutaka Kody Kodama, Setsuko Matsunaga Nishi, Hitoshi George Sameshima and Frank Takashi Tofukuji.
Satellite ceremonies for the various schools and departments will take place throughout the day. For more information, click here.
Parking is free on commencement day and the day prior. The University Parking Center, located on the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Grand Avenue, is recommended for all degree candidates, their families and guests. Additional parking information may be found here.
Can’t make it to campus in person? Click here for the Webcast.