In Person Commencement at USC

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Mustang Staff

Gus Ruelas

On May 13 graduates of the Class of 2022 from USC participated in an in-person commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m at Exposition Park. 70,000 people gathered in person to celebrate over 19,000 degrees that were conferred reports Grayson Schmidt of USC News. University of Southern California President Carol Folt stated, ” We’re here in this glorious place, taking part in a university’s most historic pageant of celebration – graduation… You’re not afraid of facing society’s challenges – I have seen you embrace them with confidence and with optimism.” University valedictorian Adam Karelin delivered a moving message to his classmates and the community in the audience: “May we all find the strength to face evil with light.” This was a reference to the Russia-Ukraine war that continues to fight on today in Europe. Karelin is of Ukranian ancestry.

Gus Ruelas