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Forrest Gump graduates from College

Forrest, overcoming his intellectual challenges, celebrates a significant achievement as he graduates from college. This scene was shot in the USA, specifically in Los Angeles, California. For those interested in the exact filming spot or for a visual guide, a map pin icon can be useful.

Memorable Quote from the Scene Forrest: “My Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.”

Where was the Forrest Gump graduates from College scene filmed? In this touching moment, Forrest Gump proudly walks the graduation stage, a symbol of his determination and his mother’s steadfast belief in him. The scene takes place at the Bovard Administration Building at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.

More about the University of Southern California (USC)

Established in 1880 by Robert Maclay Widney, the University of Southern California (USC) stands as California’s oldest private research institution. Located in Los Angeles, USC boasts a diverse student body from all 50 U.S. states and over 115 countries, encompassing approximately 21,000 undergraduates and 28,500 post-graduates. Not only a hub of academic excellence, but the university also has a rich sporting legacy. Furthermore, USC holds a distinguished record in the arts and entertainment industry, graduating more Academy and Emmy Award winners than any other school, largely attributed to the School of Cinematic Arts. This prestigious institution is symbolized by the iconic “Tommy Trojan”, representing the enduring Trojan spirit.

Scenes filmed at the University of Southern California

Graduation Ceremony
Forrest graduates from the University of Alabama. The moment captures the immense pride and achievement Forrest feels, given the odds that were against him due to his intellectual challenges. Dressed in a traditional cap and gown, Forrest confidently strides across the stage when his name is called. As he accepts his diploma, there’s a sense of accomplishment evident on his face. Scanning the audience, Forrest spots his mother. Their eyes meet, and in a heartwarming moment filled with emotion, Forrest thinks about how proud his mother would be of him. His mother’s unwavering belief in him has been a driving force in Forrest’s life

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