Day Before Orientation
Foreign Language Placement Exams
Students who need to take the Foreign Language Placement Exam have the option of taking the exam the day before Orientation. Exams begin promptly at 1:30 p.m.

Students should report directly to the following locations for the exams:
Spanish: Taper Hall (THH) 101
French: Taper Hall (THH) 202
Hebrew: Taper Hall (THH) 112
All other languages: Taper Hall (THH) B4
Orientation
Check-In and Continental Breakfast
Check-in for Orientation and receive your schedule of events, name badge and lanyard. After you check-in, enjoy a continental breakfast.
Campus Walking Tour
Explore campus with a tour based on your designated major. These 20-minute tours are optional.
University Welcome
Hear from USC's Dean of Admission and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs as they welcome you to the university. This is the official start of Orientation.
Campus and Personal Safety
Hear about the safety resources the university offers and what steps you can take to ensure a safe and rewarding experience at USC. Required for all students to attend.
Student Life Discussions
Meet your Orientation Advisor, a current student who will guide you through the orientation schedule and answer your questions about college life and USC. This session is for students only.
Academic Expectations
Join your academic department to learn about the requirements and policies for your major. This session is required for all students to attend.
Lunch
Connect with other new students over lunch with your guests.
Course Registration
Register for your first semester of courses with support from your academic advisor.
Student Services Fair
Students and guests will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from campus departments to learn about resources and services available to students. You can also pick up your USCard if you uploaded your picture before Orientation.
Paying for College
Learn about fee settlement, payment plans and financial aid. This session is for everyone, not just for financial aid recipients.
International Student Meeting
International students will complete Passport Verification. This meeting is mandatory for international students.
Check-In and Continental Breakfast
Check-in for Orientation and receive your schedule of events, name badge and lanyard. After you check-in, enjoy a continental breakfast.
Campus Walking Tour
Explore campus with a tour based on your student's designated major. These 20-minute tours are optional.
University Welcome
Hear from USC's Dean of Admission and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs as they welcome you and your student to the university. This is the official start of Orientation.
Campus and Personal Safety
Hear about the safety resources the university offers and what steps your student can take to ensure a safe and rewarding experience at USC.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Rights and Responsibilities and Emergency Planning
Learn about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which protects the privacy of student records and allows students to grant their parents access to certain information. This session also covers USC's emergency procedures.
The Healthy Student
Guest will learn about USC's medical services and the Student Health Insurance program.
Family and Parent Resources
Hear from the Office of Parent Programs about how to get involved with USC and information about Trojan Family Weekend.
Academic Expectations
Join your student's academic department to learn about the requirements and policies for their major.
Lunch
Connect with fellow Orientation attendees over lunch with your students.
Faculty Showcase
This Orientation highlight offers guests a glimpse of the USC classroom experience as one of USC’s notable faculty members delivers an engaging lecture.
Paying for College
Learn about fee settlement, payment plans and financial aid. This session is for everyone, not just for financial aid recipients.
Student Services Fair
Students and guests will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from campus departments to learn about resources and services available to students.