12:30 - 1:00 pm Check-In
Bovard Auditorium
1:00 - 2:00 pm Main Program
Welcome from the Graduate Student Government
Welcome from the Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) and Academic Professional Development
Campus Safety
Equity and Diversity
2:00 - 3:00 pm Campus Tours
Optional 45-minute tours depart from Bovard Auditorium.
2:00 - 3:30 pm Student Services Fair
Location: Tutor Campus Center (TCC) Ballroom
Talk to campus departments about their services. Afternoon refreshments will be available!
2:15 - 3:10 pm Introduction to the USC Libraries
Location: DML 240
Welcome to USC! Please join USC Libraries today at either 2:15 or 3:15 to learn about all the ways the Libraries can support you in your graduate program. We’ll cover:
• the variety of research assistance available to you, including librarians with expertise in your program
• library spaces
• specialized databases and collections
And leave lots of time for questions about your particular research needs!
3:00 - 4:00 pm Paying for College
Location: Tommy's Place
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.
3:15 - 4:10 pm Introduction to the USC Libraries
Location: DML 240
Welcome to USC! Please join USC Libraries today at either 2:15 or 3:15 to learn about all the ways the Libraries can support you in your graduate program. We’ll cover:
• the variety of research assistance available to you, including librarians with expertise in your program
• library spaces
• specialized databases and collections
And leave lots of time for questions about your particular research needs!
Passport Verification (PPV)
Passport Verification (PPV) is REQUIRED for all international students.

You may make your reservation for PPV online. PPV takes place on the University Park Campus. Visit the Office of International Services' website to make your reservation. PPV must be completed before obtaining your USCard.

PPV can be completed at your convenience.
International Student English (ISE) Exam
The International Student English Exam is a free placement exam given to assess the English proficiency of international students. International students who have not met the university's language requirement upon admission much take the ISE exam.

For information on the ISE exam, visit the website for the American Language Institute.

The ISE exam can be completed at your convenience.
Degree Verification
All graduate students must verify that they have been awarded a bachelor’s-level degree from an accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent degree from an institution outside the United States.

For more information, visit https://arr.usc.edu/services/degree-progress/verification.html.

Degree verification can be completed at your convenience.