The Student Recognition Award Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 12, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium. The student recognition awards committee is excited to welcome guests and awardees to attend the ceremony in-person. Guests that wish to attend the ceremony in-person will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis; this event is not ticketed.

The university is not currently requiring masks to be worn indoors. At the present time proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID tests are not required to attend. The anticipated attendance for this event is over 1,200 and will not be a socially distanced event.

If you have any questions please email the Student Recognition awards Committee at

The University of Southern California annually recognizes those graduating students whose contributions have significantly enriched the quality of life at USC. These students exemplify the Five Traits of a Trojan and surpass expectations through their leadership, volunteer work, and community engagement. While their realms of influence are diverse, they all share a commitment to bettering their campus, the city of Los Angeles, and the world.

The achievements of these outstanding students will be recognized at the Student Recognition Ceremony on May 12, 2022, presented by USC Student Affairs.

Faculty and staff are eligible to nominate graduating undergraduate and graduate students. Each nominator is responsible for completing the online nomination form, supplying relevant information about each nominee's involvement at USC, and justifying why each nominee deserves recognition. Nomination applications open on January 6, 2022. The deadline to nominate a student is March 1, 2022.

Eligible students must be scheduled to complete their program and graduate within the 2021 - 22 academic year (Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022).