As you embark on your journey to the University of Southern California, we want you to learn about some of the resources and organizations that are here for students and their support systems.

Launching on November 16, the Welcome to USC mobile app features the Winter Online Student Services Fair event guide. This event guide will serve as a resource tool. Through this guide you will be connected to campus community websites, videos, and/or Zoom sessions to learn more about each area.

You may RSVP for live sessions by clicking the Schedule widget and reserving through the direct link provided in the session’s description. Some sessions have a maximum capacity, so be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to assure your spot. Sessions are available from December 15 through December 18.

To view resources and sessions hosted by campus departments, follow the steps below:

  • Download the app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store. You may also visit the web version.
  • Once you have downloaded the app or entered the web version, you will be asked to enter your first name, last name, and email as entered in your orientation reservation.
  • After entering your information, you will receive a verification code to your email.
  • Enter the verification code in the dialogue box.
  • All done! Time to explore the Online Student Services Fair event guide!

For any questions about accessing the Welcome to USC mobile app, please contact our office at orient@usc.edu.

Preview sessions by clicking on the departments below!

Department of Public Safety Presentation

Join the USC Department of Public Safety for an overview of the services and resources they provide to help keep the USC Campus Community safe.

USC Center for the Political Future Information Session

The USC Center for the Political Future (CPF) is the premier organization on campus for students to understand how American politics unfold. Directed by longtime Democratic strategist Bob Shrum and GOP operative Mike Murphy, USC students will be connected to some of the biggest names in politics to dissect the daily maneuvers of strategists and politicians. The Center has hosted people like U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, Joe Biden’s Senior Advisor Symone Sanders, and Co-Host of Pod Save the World Ben Rhodes. Every semester, CPF also brings in three Fellows from the world of practical politics to teach a course. The spring 2021 Fellows cohort will consist of former U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, Journalist Todd Purdum, and Crooked Media’s Political Director Shaniqua McClendon. For more information on the Center, please visit the following links below.

Apply to take one of our Fellows courses.

USC Career Center Welcome

This orientation will provide students with an overview of virtual student services offered by the USC Career Centers, as well as signature events that take place during the academic year. After attending, students will be knowledgeable about Career Center services, resources, programming, career exploration tools, job and internship platforms, and connectSC.

USC Health Center Pharmacy Orientation Session

Learn more about the USC Health Center Pharmacy!

Aiming for Zero: Discussing Zero Waste with USC’s Facilities Management Services and the Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability will be hosting Facilities Management Services’ Waste and Recycling Supervisor Gina Whisenant for a discussion on University waste diversion. Please join us for a brief overview and Q & A focusing on USC’s newly initiated Zero Waste Pilot Program and the University’s zero waste goals.

Trojan Vision (CTPR 409) Info Session

Learn more about Trojan Vision.

Ask a Student: Sex and Relationships in College

Have questions about sex and relationship in college? Join us for a live Q & A session with USC students! Visit the VOICE website for more information.

Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) Student Orientation

We’re inviting all new Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Desi American students to explore all the opportunities available to you. Learn from student leaders and current students about how to make your spring semester the best it can be! Both the Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) cultural resource center and the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly (APASA) student government assembly are featured.

The staff and students at La CASA want to extend a warm invitation to explore our resources, services, and communities! La CASA is a place of student development center and initiatives within the Division of Student Affairs that offer student support services and programs that focus on intersectionality, sense of belonging and well-being. La CASA services are open to all students and we invite you to our upcoming Winter Orientation. We look forward to meeting each one of you!

USC Student Alumni Society: Making the Most of the Trojan Family

Come learn about one of USC’s largest student organizations, the Student Alumni Society (SAS)! SAS is home to 1,500 USC undergraduate and graduate students who attend our events throughout the year hosted with direct support from the USC Alumni Association. SAS regularly hosts events such as networking nights and life workshops with alumni from around the world. Additionally, each semester SAS hosts Trojan SCuppers, where local alumni host networking dinners throughout the LA Metro area. Join us to learn how you can maximize your student to alumni journey, as well as hear from Society 53 about all of the events they’re planning this year.

Thriving at SC: Make Meaningful Connections

Making real connections and building relationships with other students is tough, even without social distancing and COVID-19. Get a head start before classes are in session by meeting some of your fellow new USC students, cutting through the surface talk and figuring out how to form meaningful relationships online.

Parent Session: Thriving at USC

What helps people thrive in college and beyond? Learn about various aspects of thriving and well-being as they apply to life in college, as well as have the opportunity to connect with other parents in a meaningful way.

Lifestyle Redesign Services with the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice

The USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice provides Lifestyle Redesign for students at any point in their higher education experience. In working with an occupational therapist on Lifestyle Redesign, students have the opportunity to address their physical and mental health needs in a supportive environment. Our occupational therapists engage students in goal setting, problem solving and self-analysis so they can create habits, routines and an overall lifestyle that is customized to their personal needs and preferences. In this session you will have the opportunity to learn more about these services and how they may be able to help you to build a foundation of sustainable and healthy habits during your time at USC and beyond!

Financing your USC Education

A joint presentation by the Financial Aid Office and Student Financial Services.

During this presentation, we will introduce you to the billing services offered by Student Financial Services, including information about important dates and various online features such as USCe.Pay and eRefund. We will also go over financial aid application procedures, the disbursement of scholarships and grants, and options for low-interest loans. Finally, you will learn about the USC Payment Plan and other strategies for managing your family’s contribution.

The event is for entering first-year and transfer students.

Credit Card Foundations – How to Build Your Credit

This presentation by the USC Credit Union highlights key concepts regarding credit card essentials and how to build your credit score foundations.

DiSCover Your Financial Potential with USC Credit Union

Attend this webinar to learn more about important financial topics such as budgeting, basic banking, credit building, and identity theft. You will also receive an introduction to student membership at the USC Credit Union and the key features and benefits that will help you take charge of your financial future.

Take Charge of Your Future with USC Credit Union – International Students

This introduction to international student membership at the USC Credit Union will go over the key features and benefits that will help you take charge of your financial future.

The Trojan Experience Panel: Tips and Tricks for Student Life

Hosted by the USC Credit Union, this Q&A panel features current USC students and recent alumni who will share their insights from their USC journeys.USC Credit Union

Experience USC: Campus Dining, Housing and More!

Parents and students are invited to join us to learn about living arrangements for the 2021 spring semester. This presentation will feature important information regarding:

· Housing accommodations
· Meal plans and on-campus dining options
· On-campus transit and parking
· Access to textbooks, course materials and tech products
· USCards and campus currency

We will also address our enhanced safety measures to prepare students for what to expect in USC spaces. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage with representatives during a Q&A session following the presentation.

Join the fitness specialist & fitness coordinator to go over all the virtual fitness programs offered in Spring 2021 and live Q&A session. Learn more about USC Recreational Sports.

All incoming LGBTQ+ students and allies are welcome to join the LGBTQ+ Student Center staff for a Q&A session about opportunities to get involved in the USC LGBTQ+ community, resources and programs for LGBTQ+ students, and support available to specific communities (e.g, queer and trans students of color [QTSOC] and transgender students).

LGBTQ+ Life at USC (CHAT ONLY)

This session will take place on Zoom and be a CHAT-ONLY event; all participants will be muted and using your video feed will be optional. We are hosting this session as chat-only (i.e., typing messages in Zoom Chat) to protect the privacy of our students at their homes. Please check out our other event for a full Zoom session. Email lgbt@usc.edu if you’re unable to attend our Q&A events but would still like to be added to our newsletter email list.

LGBTQ+ Life at USC

his session will take place on Zoom and will utilize the video and audio components. If you’d like a chat-only session, check out our other event. Email lgbt@usc.edu if you’re unable to attend our Q&A events but would still like to be added to our newsletter email list.

USC’s Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX (EEO-TIX) is responsible for protecting student civil rights at USC, including Title IX. Join Catherine Spear, Vice President for EEO-TIX and Title IX Coordinator, to learn more about your rights and responsibilities, including how to get help and report concerns.

Daily Trojan Information Forum

This session includes a 15-minute presentation featuring current editors at USC’s independent student-run newspaper, The Daily Trojan, and a Q&A forum for those interested in joining the staff at the DT.

El Rodeo Yearbook Q & A

Staff members from USC’s Yearbook, El Rodeo, will present a brief introduction to the organization and answer any questions you may have about joining the staff of El Rodeo 2021!