Students
June and July Orientations

Students are expected to stay in on-campus housing during the two-day, on-campus June and July orientation events. This cost is included in the New Student Fee.

Students share traditional-style college residence hall rooms with assigned roommates. Accommodations include:

  • Twin bed, dresser and desk for each resident.
  • Bed linens, pillow, blanket and a towel are provided.
  • Gender-specific community bathrooms are on each floor.
  • Orientation housing is not air-conditioned.

Students should bring their own toiletries and shower shoes, as well as small portable fan. Students and guests are housed in separate buildings, so pack separate suitcases.

International Freshman Orientation

You must confirm your Early Move-In Date when making your reservation for International Freshman Orientation. Early Move-in options are only available to students with USC Housing contract.

Early Move-In on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 for all students with USC Housing contracts attending International Freshman Orientation is included with the New Student Fee. Students may request Early Move-In on Monday, August 19, 2019 for an additional fee when making their reservation. Student assigned to Fluor Tower moving in Monday will be assigned a temporary space until their assigned room is ready, typically by Tuesday afternoon.

The following conditions apply for Early Move-in for International Freshman Orientation:

  • If you arrive at International Freshman Orientation and want early move-in, without reserving it in advance, you will be assessed a $75 per night fee, payable to USC Housing.
  • If you arrive before Monday, August 19, you will need to arrange your own accommodations until you move in to your housing assignment.
  • If you are not living in university housing, you will need to arrange your own accommodations during Orientation.
Guests
June and July Orientations

Guests may make their own arrangements at a local hotel or reserve on-campus Orientation housing for an additional fee. Housing fees must be paid at the time the reservation is made. Details about housing fees can be found on our Fees page.

Orientation housing is in a traditional-style college residence hall. Accommodations include:

  • Twin bed, dresser and desk for each resident.
  • Bed linens, pillow, blanket and a towel are provided.
  • Gender-specific community bathrooms are on each floor.
  • Orientation housing is not air-conditioned.

Guests should bring their own toiletries and shower shoes, as well as small portable fan. Students and guests are housed in separate buildings, so pack separate suitcases.

Guests may choose single- or double-occupancy. Those choosing double-occupancy will be paired with another member of their party or another guest of the same gender attending the program. Guests are not housed with their students.

International Freshman Orientation

Due to the proximity to Move-In Day, on-campus guest housing is not available during International Freshman Orientation. Guests should make arrangements to stay at a local hotel. Local hotels fill quickly for the dates surrounding Move-In Day, so make your reservations early.

June & July Orientation Early Arrival

On-campus overnight housing is available for students and guests arriving the night before an on-campus Orientation event. Select the Early Arrival option for both the student and guests when making your reservation. Details about Early Arrival housing fees can be found on our Fees page.

Early Arrival Check-In

Early Arrival check-in for students and guests will be located at Pardee Tower the day before Orientation. Orientation staff will be available for check-in from 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. After 11:30 p.m., Pardee Tower Customer Service Center staff will check in students and guests. The Customer Service Center is open 24 hours.

During the evening, students have the opportunity to meet each other through activities led by our Orientation Advisors. Evening activities last until approximately 10:00 p.m. Meals are not included with Early Arrival. At check-in, you will be given information about local eateries near campus.

International Freshman Orientation Early Move-In

Early Move-In on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 for all students with USC Housing contracts attending International Freshman Orientation is included with the New Student Fee. Students may request Early Move-In on Monday, August 19, 2019 for an additional fee when making their reservation. Student assigned to Fluor Tower moving in Monday will be assigned a temporary space until their assigned room is ready, typically by Tuesday afternoon.

The following conditions apply for Early Move-In for International Freshman Orientation:

  • If you arrive at International Freshman Orientation and want early move-in, without reserving it in advance, you will be assessed a $75 per night fee, payable to USC Housing.
  • If you arrive before Monday, August 19, you will need to arrange your own accommodations until you move in to your housing assignment.
  • If you are not living in university housing, you will need to arrange your own accommodations during Orientation.

If you and your guests require overnight housing after Orientation, you may make arrangements directly with USC Summer Conferences to stay in Summer Guest Housing. Summer Guest Housing is located in a university-owned, off-campus apartment building, in a different building from the on-campus Orientation housing. You will need to check out of Orientation housing and move your belongings to Summer Guest Housing.

Students under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult in order to stay in USC Summer Guest Housing.

Summer Guest Housing is available from May 27 through August 2, 2019. Summer Guest Housing is not available during International Freshman Orientation. Spaces in Guest Housing are allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you require Summer Guest Housing, it is imperative that you make your reservation early as space does fill up.

For details on Summer Guest Housing options and to make a reservation, visit the USC Summer Guest Housing website.

For questions or more information on Summer Guest Housing, contact the Summer Conference Office at (213) 821-8380 or summerco@usc.edu.

Meals, refreshments and snacks are provided to students and guests during Orientation at no additional charge.

Dietary needs or restrictions must be entered in the Meal Option section of the online reservation form. An Orientation Programs staff member will contact you to discuss your options. You may also contact the USC Dietitian to discuss options regarding your dietary needs and restrictions.

The Disability Services and Programs (DSP) office determines accommodations for all USC students. In order to receive accommodations at Orientation and for placement exams, students must register and request accommodations through DSP. This is also a great opportunity for students to set up their ongoing academic accommodations.

Register well in advance of Orientation to allow time for follow-up. The review process can take up to two weeks and will require documentation according to the University’s guidelines. For registration and more information visit the Disability Services and Programs website.

Disability Services and Programs
University of Southern California
3601 Watt Way
Grace Ford Salvatori Hall, Room 120
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1692

(213) 740-0776
(213) 814-4618 (Video Phone)
(213) 740-8216 (FAX)
ability@usc.edu

Any other accommodations for students and guests should be entered in the Accommodations section when making your orientation reservation. An Orientation Programs staff member will contact you to discuss your needs and options.