Commencement 2023

May 12, 2023

March 12, 2023

8:30 AM | Main Commencement Ceremony at Alumni Memorial Park
11:00 AM | USC Kaufman Graduate Reception at Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center Courtyard (for graduates and invited guests)
2:00 PM | USC Kaufman Satellite Ceremony at Founders Park

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Class of 2023 will graduate on Friday, May 12. Founded in 2012, USC Kaufman is one of six art schools at the University of Southern California and, at the time of its founding, was the university’s first new school in nearly 40 years. Learn more about USC Kaufman’s commencement speaker, Brenda Dixon-Gottschild.

No tickets required for the main commencement ceremony or satellite ceremony. Seating is first come, first served. Parking is extremely limited. Due to large crowds, USC parking structures will likely fill up prior to the main commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Ride-share services strongly encouraged.

Please visit for information about the main commencement ceremony. Questions about the Main Ceremony can be directed to Questions about the USC Kaufman Reception or Satellite Ceremony can be directed to

Stream USC Kaufman’s Satellite Ceremony here.

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to attend this event may contact Jessica Mahon at 213-740-9327 or It is requested that individuals requiring accommodations or auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify us at least seven days prior to the event. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.

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