2023 Commencement

Class of 2023 PhD, DSW, MSW and MSN

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Spring 2023 Commencement

USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Ceremony
Class of 2023


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May 12, 2023
2:30 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Park
All degree programs - MSW, MSN, DSW and PhD
All doctoral graduates will also be hooded at this ceremony

Tickets are NOT required for guests to attend the ceremony.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Barbara Solomon to give the keynote address at the ceremony on May 12. Dr. Solomon is an alumna, DSW '66, professor emerita of the school of social work, vice provost emerita of graduate studies at USC, the first African American to hold a deanship at USC as dean of the graduate school, recipient of the USC Presidential Medallion and the USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Solomon is known for her landmark book Black Empowerment: Social Work in Oppressed Communities, which introduced the concept of empowerment as a framework for social work practice.  

University Ceremony - Class of 2023

May 12, 2023
8:30 a.m.
Alumni Memorial Park
All Class of 2023 graduates are welcome to attend. Tickets are NOT required.
Please visit commencement.usc.edu for more information.


Caps, gowns and hoods are available to rent or purchase through the USC Bookstore only. Graduate and doctoral students do not receive honor cords.


Diplomas are mailed to graduates by the university approximately three weeks following the commencement ceremonies. All questions or concerns regarding diplomas (i.e. name adjustments, mailing address, etc.) should be directed to the Office of Academic Records and Registrar. Individual schools do not handle anything related to diploma production or distribution. 


Any questions can be directed to swevents@usc.edu.