All new undergraduate students are assessed a one-time, mandatory New Student Fee of $450 for their first semester of enrollment. It is nonrefundable and charged to your first-semester tuition bill. You are not required to pay this fee upfront in order to attend Orientation.

This fee includes student attendance, one adult guest Orientation reservation and programming for new students including Welcome Week activities, resources and university publications. If you attend an on-campus Orientation, the New Student Fee also covers your overnight housing during Orientation.

One adult guest reservation is included with the New Student Fee. All additional guests are assessed the Orientation Guest Fee, a per-person charge for each guest attending Orientation with a student. Guest fees must be paid when making your reservation. Students do not pay a separate fee to attend Orientation.

Guest sessions at Orientation are designed for parents, significant others and other adult guests. We do not offer any programming for siblings or young children. All guests must attend the guest sessions and cannot join student-only sessions during Orientation.

Event First Guest Fee Additional Guest Fee (Per Person)
Off-Campus Freshman Orientation No Charge $50 per person
On-Campus Freshman Orientation No Charge $160 per person
International Freshman Orientation No Charge $130 per person

All students attending an on-campus Orientation in June or July are expected to stay in Orientation university housing on the night between the first and second day of Orientation. This is covered by the New Student Fee.

Students arriving the day before Orientation may request Early Arrival housing when making their reservation. Early Arrival housing is an additional fee and must be paid when making your reservation.

Orientation guest housing is available for a fee in a university residence hall for the night of Orientation and for Early Arrival. Guests are housed separately from students and may choose single- or double-occupancy. Guest housing fees must be paid when making your reservation.

For International Freshman Orientation, Early Arrival and guest housing are not available due to the proximity to Move-In Day. 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. The Early Move-In Fee must be paid for in advance when making your reservation.

Housing Type Student Housing Fee Guest Housing Fee
On-Campus Freshman Orientation program night No Charge $80 per person double-occupancy
$100 per person single-occupancy
On-Campus Freshman Orientation Early Arrival $60 per person
double-occupancy
$80 per person double-occupancy
$100 per person single-occupancy
International Freshman Orientation Monday Early Move-In $60 Guest Housing is not available during International Freshman Orientation

Before submitting your reservation and payment, you must enter your esignature indicating you accept the following Terms & Conditions:

Consult with your guests prior to submitting your reservation and payment. Changes or cancellations to an existing reservation must be made by the event reservation deadline. Refunds will be issued to the credit card used for payment. No refunds will be issued after the reservation deadline.