The 134th Commencement at the University of Southern California begins at 8:30 a.m. May 12 at Alumni Memorial Park. Individual school ceremonies follow the main ceremony. Here is a list of times, locations and speakers for the school commencement ceremonies and receptions on May 12 and 13. To read about some of the graduates, click here.
Friday, May 12
Physician Assistant Program
10:45 a.m. at Allan Hancock Foundation Building, southwest lawn, University Park Campus. A reception will follow at the same location. Info: (626) 457-4240.
Speakers: Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C Emeritus; Sae Byul Ma, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical family medicine
1 p.m. at McAlister Field, University Park Campus. Tickets not required. A reception will occur beginning at 11 a.m. at the same location. Info: email@example.com.
Speaker: Varun Soni, PhD, JD, dean, USC Office of Religious Life
Health Promotion and Global Health Programs
11 a.m. at Town and Gown, University Park Campus. Reception is at 10:30 a.m. following the USC main ceremony. Tickets are required, four tickets allotted per graduate. Info: (213) 821-1601.
Speaker: Peter V. Long, PhD, president and CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
11 a.m. at Leavey Library West, University Park Campus. Tickets not required. A reception will follow in the courtyard patio at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Info: (323) 442-2811.
Speaker: Amy Lamb, OTD, OTR/L, president, American Occupational Therapy Association
Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
11:30 a.m. at Bovard Auditorium, University Park Campus. Tickets not required. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaker: Mike Nyeholt, co-founder, Swim with Mike
3 p.m. at Harry and Celesta Pappas Quad, Health Sciences Campus. A reception will follow at the same location. Tickets are required. Info: (323) 442-1369.
Speaker: Jessica Núñez de Ybarra, MD, MPH, California Department of Public Health medical officer
Saturday, May 13
PhD, MPH, MS — Medicine
9 a.m. at Galen Center, University Park Campus. Tickets not required. A reception will follow at 11 a.m. at McCarthy Quad, University Park Campus. Info: (323) 442-1607.
Speaker: Anne Schuchat, MD, acting director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, acting administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and assistant surgeon general, U.S. Public Health Service
MD/PhD, MD — Medicine
3 p.m. at Galen Center, University Park Campus. Doors open at 2 p.m., tickets not required. A reception will follow at 5 p.m. at McCarthy Quad, University Park Campus. Info: (323) 442-2420.
Speaker: Leonard Schaeffer, founding chairman and CEO of WellPoint; Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor; and senior adviser to TPG Capital