New Student Welcome

New Student Welcome and Orientation: August 21, 2024

Disability Information

Wheelchair and Mobility Issues

Alyson Felix Field is an outdoor location with level seating.  Shade is limited. 

Wheelchair seating is available at the university and social work ceremonies, with one companion seat per wheelchair due to limited space. Your other guests must sit in the general seating area. General seating is first-come, first-served. If your guest would like to stay with your entire group and is able to sit in a standard folding chair, they may leave their walker or wheelchair in the designated wheelchair area at the site or in any location that is not blocking an aisle or walkway. USC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Parking on campus is free during commencement week and first-come, first-served, including disabled parking. 

Note: You are responsible for providing a wheelchair for your guest(s). The university has a limited number of wheelchairs available on commencement day.

Hearing Impairment

Ceremonies feature large format screens with closed captioning. If you have additional concerns, please email

Vision Impairment

Shaded areas in Alyson Felix Field are limited. Ceremonies feature large format screens that can be seen throughout the area.  If you have additional concerns, please email