University of Southern California

Office of Religious Life

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— Taisen Deshimaru

Upcoming Events

  • Spaghetti Dinner!

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    04/22/2015: 5:30PM - 7:30PM

    For those interesed in LGBT rights and how it relates to Christianity, come learn more about this issue!

  • Baccalaureate Ceremony 2015

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    05/14/2015: 5:00PM - 6:00PM

    Taking place in Bovard Auditorium on Thursday, May 14, the university’s Baccalaureate Ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m. and runs about one hour. Baccalaureate is a non-denominational, inter-faith celebration open to all students and their guests. This year's address will be given by Pico Iyer.

  • Baccalaureate Dinner 2015

    05/14/2015: 6:30PM - 8:00PM

    To RSVP for the Baccalaureate Dinner, please visit and enter code bacc2015. Baccalaureate is followed by a festive dinner for graduates and their families. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., and hosts 1,200 students and families under an enormous canopy.

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Holy Days Calendar

  • First Day of Rivdan - Baha'i

    04/21/2015, 04/29/2015, 05/02/2015: all day

    Begins at sundown on the 20th. Baha'is commemoration of the twelve day period in 1863 when Baha'u'llah declared that he was God's messenger for this age. Work is to be suspended on days 1, 9, and 12 of the festival.

  • Saint George Day - Christian

    04/23/2015: all day

    Christians remembrance of a person who, in the 4th century, was a martyr and became an ideal of martial valor and selflessness. Legend of killing a dragon is connected with this patron saint of England.

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University Park Campus
University Religious Center, Rm 106
Los Angeles, CA 90089

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McKibben Hall, Rm 160
Los Angeles, CA 90033