12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Check-In
Location: Bovard Auditorium
Bring a printed copy of your confirmation or have an electronic copy available on your mobile device to expedite check-in.
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Main Program
Location: Bovard Auditorium
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 p.m. Campus Tours
Optional 45-minute tours depart from the flagpole in front of Bovard Auditorium.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. 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 p.m. 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 p.m. 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 p.m. 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!
4:00 p.m. Spirit Rally
End your orientation with this time-honored tradition and the Trojan Marching band!
Eateries Open until 5:00 p.m.
Your meal voucher can be used at eateries in the Tutor Campus Center (TCC). Pick up your meal voucher from an Orientation staff member at the conclusion of the Main Program.