First-ever class of USC Hybrid High seniors graduates
The group has an amazing 100 percent graduation rate — and a 100 percent college acceptance rate, too.
Tough guy Michael Chiklis opens up as speaker at Dramatic Arts graduation
The performer delivers a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ speech and hands his daughter her diploma on an emotional day.
Academic achievers etched into annals of USC history
The names of Trojans who received 2016 accolades will be added to the Wall of Scholars.
Alfonso Gonzales, USC’s oldest graduate, receives diploma at 96
Provost Michael Quick presents the long-awaited degree a mere 69 years after the World War II veteran started at USC.
USC commencement 2016: The day in pictures
From dawn till doves to diplomas, take a look through the memorable images of an unforgettable day.
Larry Ellison: ‘There is a primal desire to do something important with our lives’
The tech entrepreneur and main speaker shares advice: Follow your dreams, not the dreams of others.
Sulekha Ramayya: ‘So much has changed in the world’
The valedictorian’s commencement address reflects on her time at USC, looks to the future — and provides a few laughs along the way.
Oracle’s Larry Ellison urges graduates to pursue their own dreams as USC marks 133rd commencement
The tech titan recalls the decisions that shaped his life and advice he received from longtime friend Steve Jobs.
‘It’s all about confidence’ for USC Leventhal commencement speaker Cathy Engelbert
The first female CEO at a major accounting firm talks about family, career, leadership and learning the next big thing.
For community college transfer student, challenges before success at USC
A lack of support once held back a USC Marshall student, but transferring to USC changed the direction of her life.
A graduation gown marks a century-old Trojan Family tradition
The wool garment first worn in 1916 has been passed down 45 times over 100 years.
Rare neurological condition gives new graduate a special perspective on life
Brooke Kidner reaches commencement after a long, tough journey.
Graduating women’s volleyball star Samantha Bricio says goodbye to USC — for now
The Guadalajara-born athlete will go pro in Europe for a few years, then hopes to return to USC for a master’s degree.
Cardinal, gold and Rubi: A first-generation college student’s journey, year by year
Rubi Garcia lets us follow her journey as a USC undergraduate and the first in her family to attend college.
Valedictorian Sulekha Ramayya to fight malaria from Wall Street
The Renaissance Scholar couples the tech-savvy skills of a scientist with the smarts of an investment analyst.
One unit short, WWII vet returns to become USC’s oldest graduate at 96
Alfonso Gonzales started at USC in 1947 as the first person in his family to go to college.
Friday’s the big day: What you need to know about USC commencement 2016
Find out all the details about the festivities. And what will the weather look like?
Sleep is a waste of time for salutatorian Adrienne Visani
The highly accomplished neuroscience major wishes every day had 48 hours, giving her more opportunities to conduct research and help others.
Salutatorian Ryan Lindveit commits to composing and conducting
After playing and eventually writing music, the USC Thornton student realized what he wanted to do in life.
Stamps Scholar Juliana Porter reflects on her time as a Trojan
USC Viterbi senior took advantage of the many leadership opportunities unrelated to engineering.
Great students, scholars recognized at 2016 Academic Convocation
University Professor Manuel Castells receives the Presidential Medallion, the university’s highest honor.
USC announces six honorary degree recipients for 2016 commencement
Recipients include an award-winning filmmaker, the LA County District Attorney, an investment firm managing partner, a real estate broker, the founder of a leading renewable energy company and the founder of a global technology company.
Oracle founder, chairman Larry Ellison announced as USC 2016 commencement speaker
The businessman, philanthropist and sports enthusiast will address thousands of Trojans receiving degrees in May.