Day Before Orientation (December Only)
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 1:00 p.m. Students should report directly to the exam location.
Orientation
Check-In & 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 Tour
Take a brief 15-minute walking tour, highlighting key campus locations, led by an undergraduate tour guide.
Welcome & USC Information Session
Begin Orientation with a welcome from USC dignitaries and administrators. This session also covers USC Student Affairs, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), university safety resources and steps all students can take to ensure a safe and rewarding experience at USC.
Orientation Group
New students will join their Orientation Advisor to learn more about the USC student experience.
Academic Expectations
Presented by USC's professional academic advising staff, Academic Expectations details the academic requirements for a USC degree. Students and their guests will attend the Academic Expectations presentation for the major students are admitted to.
Lunch
Students and guests converge for lunch.
Course Registration
Register for your first-semester courses with the help and support of your academic advisors and Orientation Advisors.
Student Services Fair
Students and guests will meet at the Student Services Fair to talk to campus departments about their services. Afternoon refreshments will be available and students can pick up their USCard.
Paying for College
Learn from representatives from Student Financial Services and the Financial Aid Office about fee settlement, payment plans and financial aid - valuable information for all parties responsible for paying fee bills, not only financial aid recipients.
Passport Verification
All international students must attend Passport Verification to learn about important policies and procedures they must follow to maintain their visa status.
Spirit Rally
Join the Trojan Marching Band for this time-honored tradition and cheer on the Trojans to victory!
Bookstore After Hours
Stop by the Bookstore after Orientation to get all your Trojan gear and enjoy special Orientation-only discounts.
Check-In & 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 Tour
Take a brief 15-minute walking tour, highlighting key campus locations, led by an undergraduate tour guide.
Welcome & USC Information Session
Begin Orientation with a welcome from USC dignitaries and administrators. This session also covers USC Student Affairs, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), university safety resources and steps all students can take to ensure a safe and rewarding experience at USC.
Family Matters
Learn what your student may experience during their first year at USC and what you can do to support them during their transition.
Academic Expectations
Presented by USC's professional academic advising staff, Academic Expectations details the academic requirements for a USC degree. Students and their guests will attend the Academic Expectations presentation for the major students are admitted to.
Lunch
Students and guests convene for lunch.
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.
Student Services Fair
Students and guests will meet at the Student Services Fair to talk to campus departments about their services. Afternoon refreshments will be available and students can pick up their USCard.
Paying for College
Learn from representatives from Student Financial Services and the Financial Aid Office about fee settlement, payment plans and financial aid - valuable information for all parties responsible for paying fee bills, not only financial aid recipients.
Spirit Rally
Join the Trojan Marching Band for this time-honored tradition and cheer on the Trojans to victory!
Bookstore After Hours
Stop by the Bookstore after Orientation to get all your Trojan gear and enjoy special Orientation-only discounts.