These services are designed to help students fully maximize their education and classroom experience at USC.

These organizations offer insight into what it means to be part of the Trojan Family. Fight on! *


Meeting your Academic and Creative Goals at USC, Introduction to the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity

At the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity, we are committed to helping students meet their academic and creative potential through individualized support unique to the diverse learning needs of each student. Whether you are joining the Trojan Family as a first-year or transfer student, we have trained academic coaches that will help you on your journey to greatness. The Kortschak Center has something everyone, from study skills and tips to stress management and games that will help bolster your brain power and bring enjoyment to your studies. Join us to learn more about how KCLC can support you!


Paying for College

Learn about payment options, how to set up and manage your USC student account, and billing dates and deadlines.

A recording will be made available soon. Stay tuned!


Instagram Live – with the USC Libraries!

Wondering what’s up with the USC Libraries? Please join us for a candid conversation about accessing information and navigating research at USC in uncertain times. During this session open to all incoming USC students and guests, we’ll discuss what we currently know about access to the USC Libraries in the fall semester, accessing E-Reserves for your courses, curbside delivery of books, available study spaces, and more. Additionally, participants will be encouraged to ask any questions they may have about doing research, connecting with relevant campus groups, and safe spaces for connecting with others on campus.

Connect with us for the session on IG: @uscleaveylibrary 


Student Basic Needs – Connecting you to Resources in our Community

The Department of Student Basic Need’s vision is to ensure student well-being through food, housing and economic justice. Through this FAQ guide, you will find information regarding resources and services on and off campus that you may utilize as a student attending USC. Students and their families can learn about ongoing initiatives, events and programs around campus that address how USC is striving for a basic needs-secure community during this time of transition to a hybrid university model.

Student Basic Needs Website


Fall Federal Work-Study Virtual Job Fair

The USC Office of Financial Aid will be hosting a virtual job fair for students awarded federal work-study. Students seeking on-campus jobs are encouraged to participate.


Get to know DSP

Come and join us for a meet and greet with a DSP specialist and to learn about Disability Services and Programs (DSP). The DSP team is committed to serving the USC community by ensuring equal access, removing disability-related obstacles, supporting civil rights, and increasing education and awareness on behalf of students with disabilities.


DSP Parent 101

Your child is officially a college student! What’s next? This orientation session led by Disability Services and Programs (DSP) will review important topics such as what to expect in the first month, resources and support to help ease the student transition, and the role of parents in students’ educational success.


DSP: Setting Yourself Up for Success

Your DSP accommodations for equal access are in place. Now, how do you set yourself up for success? In this session, we will talk about resources beyond DSP that are available for students. Additionally, we will promote effective ways to approach faculty, share approved accommodations, and effectively self-advocate with support services. Taking proactive steps builds your resilience and helps you achieve your goals!


DSP: Navigating USC Health and Wellness Resources

Come join occupational therapy students from the Chan Division as they present tips on how to navigate and access the various health and wellness resources on campus and within the local community.


*Note: the mobile app is accessible by invitation only. Students and guests will receive an email to their USC email or guest email provided within the student’s orientation reservation on July 6.

USC provides a number of ways for students to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellness, whether it’s preventative or taking care of an issue that’s already arisen.

These organizations offer insight into what it means to be part of the Trojan Family. Fight on! *


Recreational Sports

USC Recreational Sports provides the opportunity to pursue a balanced, healthy lifestyle through participation in recreational activities. Currently enrolled USC students receive free access to all of our facilities including the Lyon Center, Village Fitness Center, Uytengsu Aquatics Center, HSC Fitness Center, and more! In addition to providing facilities for your recreational needs, Recreational Sports provides programs such as Fitness, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Aquatics, and Outdoor Adventure Rentals. Please visit our website here for more information!


Introductory Videos for New Students

View Introductory Videos


Intramurals & Club Sports

See what Recreational Sports has to offer in Intramurals & Club Sports. All students are eligible to participate.


Open House: Office of Religious & Spiritual Life

Take a virtual tour of USC’s University Religious Center, meet the staff, and learn about the 90+ student-led religious and spiritual groups on campus. Whether you are religious, spiritual, secular, or simply seeking a silent space for meditation, community, and belonging—we welcome you!

View open house


Let’s Talk About Sex and Relationships in College: RSVP Info Session

This session is for students to learn more about Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services. Our department provides services related to sex and relationships, including consent, healthy relationship, sexual violence and more. We will also discuss requirements for students as well as volunteer opportunities.


Let’s Talk Sex, Baby!

Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services’ student volunteers will be answering your anonymous questions about sex and relationships in college. We will be utilizing an anonymous text service, so your confidentiality is guaranteed!


Sex Education Netflix Watch Party

Bring your favorite snack and drink and join us to watch Netflix’s “Sex Education”! The first series follows the story of Otis Milburn, an insecure teenager who is ambivalent about sex—even though, or perhaps because, his mother is a sex therapist who is frank about all aspects of sexuality. After inadvertently assisting the school bully with his sexual performance anxiety, Otis sets up a sex advice business with Maeve—a confident but troubled classmate—to help their fellow students with their sexual problems.


USC Pharmacy Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to the link for recorded information session located on our USC Pharmacies website. We will also offer Q&A live sessions Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10-11 AM and 4-5 PM until July 28.

If you are unable to view the video on the website, visit the direct link by clicking here.


Hindsight 2020: Future You Will Thank You

Life doesn’t stop when you become a USC student, and that is exactly why we are here! Whether you need help for yourself or someone else, the office of Campus Support and Intervention provides support and guidance to students who are navigating unexpected challenges. Come meet our team and learn about how we can support you as you begin your USC experience.​


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. By working with an occupational therapist during 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! More information can also be found on our website.


Thriving at SC: Connect

Making real connections and building relationships with other students can be tough, even without social distancing and COVID-19. Get a head start before classes begin by getting to know some of your fellow USC first-years, cutting through a lot of 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, and have the opportunity to connect with other parents in a meaningful way.


Thriving at SC: What is success?

How do you define “success”? Connect with fellow students while discussing this important question, and learn how answering this question can help you to thrive in college and beyond.


*Note: the mobile app is accessible by invitation only. Students and guests will receive an email to their USC email or guest email provided within the student’s orientation reservation on July 6.

Our programs for student engagement create unique opportunities for you to connect and spend time with others who share your interests, values and/or background.

These organizations offer insight into what it means to be part of the Trojan Family. Fight on! *


Asian, Pacific Islander & Desi American Student Welcome

You’re invited to join new Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) students to learn about the APIDA experience at USC. Drop in and learn from current USC students how to get involved, get ahead and thrive. Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) is a cultural resource center for all students, specializing in programming and advocacy for our diverse APIDA population. New students can join our first-year mentoring program, career development program, and social justice leadership program this fall!


USC New Student Veteran Orientation

Join the USC Veterans Resource Center for Orientation events on Thursday, July 16 and Thursday, July 30 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT via Zoom. Meet current USC Student Veterans, learn about the VRC and discover resources on campus!


La CASA: Home Away from Home

Come find out more about La CASA, USC’s Latinx/Chicanx Center for Advocacy and Student Affairs established in 1972. La CASA provides empowerment through cultural identity, leadership and social consciousness development, as well as community building for undergraduate and graduate students at USC. La CASA strives to educate the broader campus about Latinx issues and the ethnic diversity represented within our community (i.e. Central & South America, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico) by offering programs and services that focus on intersectionality. During this session you will learn about our programs and services, as well as opportunities at the center and/or with various partners we have across campus.


USC New Student Veteran Benefits Orientation

Meet our USC VA Certification Official and learn more about how to use your veteran benefits at USC.


LGBTQ+ Student Life Q&A Session

All incoming LGBTQ+ students and allies are welcome to join the LGBT Resource 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). This 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 Q&A 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.


LGBTQ+ Student Life Q&A Session (CHAT ONLY)

All incoming LGBTQ+ students and allies are welcome to join the LGBT Resource 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). 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. 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.


Black Trojan Welcome 2020

Welcome Black Trojans! During this session you will learn about the resources provided to our students by the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA). We will have current Black student leaders in attendance to share their experiences and tell you how you can get connected to the community here at USC.


VOICE Info Session

Want to make a positive change on campus? Join this information session to learn more about VOICE (Violence Outreach Intervention and Community Empowerment). VOICE is a peer outreach program created by Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP) to engage USC students in supporting survivors of trauma and preventing sexual and gender-based violence in their communities on campus. All students are welcome!


USC Army ROTC Program Inquiries

Please contact us and learn more at uscarmyrotc.com.


Daily Trojan Information Forum

This session includes a 15-minute presentation with 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.
For more information, visit here.


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!
For more information, visit here.


Tommy’s Tours Information Session

Tommy’s Tours is the volunteer arm of the USC Admission Center. We focus on giving age-appropriate tours to K-8 groups. Join this information session to learn more about our organization and how you can get involved! Sign up here.


Dornsife’s Joint Educational Project (JEP)

Welcome to USC from the Joint Educational Project (JEP)!

We are one of the oldest and largest service-learning programs in the United States that provides students with hands-on service-learning opportunities at a variety of sites, including local schools, nonprofits, health and legal clinics, and other community-based organizations.

If you want to learn more about opportunities to serve with JEP, feel free to explore our special website for new incoming students here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at jephouse@usc.edu.


USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future

The Center has invited people like Secretary of State John Kerry, Joe Biden’s Senior Advisor Symone Sanders, and Co-Host of Pod Save America Ben Rhodes. We’ve hosted events featuring people like Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg. Every semester, CPF also brings in three Fellows from the world of practical politics to teach a course. The fall 2020 Fellows cohort will consist of Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, Former U.S. Representative Mimi Walters, and Former CA State Treasurer John Chiang.

For more information on the Center, please visit the following links below.

CPF website

Stay up to date by signing up for CPF’s newsletter

RSVP for our next event, a conversation with State Treasurer John Chiang

RSVP for other upcoming events

Watch one our most recent events, a conversation on the George Floyd tragedy:
Guests 

Ron Christie: Special Assistant to President George W. Bush
Donna Brazile: Interim chair of the DNC and Campaign Manager for Al Gore
Art Acevedo: Chief of Police for the City of Houston, Texas
Erroll Southers: Professor of the Practice in National & Homeland Security;
Director, Safe Communities Institute; Director of Homegrown Violent Extremist Studies, USC Price
Sydney Kamlager-Dove: California State Assembly member, District 54 (D-Los Angeles)
Bob Shrum: Director of the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future

Watch here

Apply to take one of our Fellows courses


Jumpstart Program

Jumpstart is looking for volunteer and work-study students interested in making a difference in children’s lives. Our goal is to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready for academic success. Schools are located within walking distance of the University Park Campus, and we work in teams to make a greater impact in the community. All participants receive ongoing training to work with the children, and the program provides all of the necessary materials. USC students qualify for a Educational Scholarship after completing the two semester commitment with the Jumpstart/AmeriCorps program. If you want to be part of a wonderful community service opportunity, sign up for one of our sessions! We look forward to meeting you.


Visions and Voices Orientation and Performance with Javon Johnson

After an introduction to our program, Visions and Voices will present an incredible performance by three-time National Poetry Slam champion, author, and scholar Javon Johnson. His work explores the intersection of performance, blackness, masculinity, racism, survival, love and joy. Johnson’s poetry will bring us together through laughter, pain and healing. Come see what Visions and Voices is all about, and experience the transformative power of the arts. For more info, visit here.


Visions and Voices/Arts in Action Q&A with Staff and Students

Join Visions and Voices staff for a closer look at all the program has to offer! Through informal conversation, this is your chance to ask us questions, connect with your fellow incoming freshmen, and hear from current USC students who’ve been impacted by the program by volunteering and attending our events. For more info, visit here.


Visions and Voices Orientation and Performance with Funmilola Fagbamila

After an introduction to our program, Visions and Voices will present a dynamic and powerful performance by Black Lives Matter activist, artist, playwright and scholar Funmilola Fagbamila. In October, she will perform her acclaimed one-woman stage play, The Intersection: Woke Black Folk, about the complexities of Black political identity and how humans navigate difference.

During this presentation, Fagbamila will perform excerpts of her work and poetry, followed by a Q&A with students. Join us for a sample of the unique experiences that await you with Visions and Voices for the coming year. For more info, visit here.


Visions and Voices/Arts in Action Q&A with Staff and Students

Join Visions and Voices staff for a closer look at all the program has to offer! Through informal conversation, this is your chance to ask us questions, connect with your fellow incoming freshmen, and hear from current USC students who’ve been impacted by the program by volunteering and attending our events. For more info, visit here.


Visions and Voices Orientation and Performance with D’Lo

After an introduction to our program, Visions and Voices will present a hilarious and insightful performance by D’Lo, a queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor/writer/comic. His solo work and stand-up feature intimate portrayals of characters from his life, examine queerness in growing up in Lancaster, California, and explore what it means to take up space as a trans entertainer in Hollywood. Be ready to laugh and love! For more info, visit here.


Visions and Voices/Arts in Action Q&A with Staff and Students

Join Visions and Voices staff for a closer look at all the program has to offer! Through informal conversation, this is your chance to ask us questions, connect with your fellow incoming freshmen, and hear from current USC students who’ve been impacted by the program by volunteering and attending our events. For more info, visit here.


From Student to Alum: 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 2,000 USC undergraduate and graduate students who attend our events throughout the year, with direct support from the USC Alumni Association. SAS regularly holds events such as networking nights and life workshops with alumni from around the world. Additionally, each semester SAS presents 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, and hear from Society 53 about all of the events they’re planning this year.


Recreational Sports Student Employment Opportunities

This session provides information to students regarding the multiple employment opportunities within the Recreational Sports department.


Student Ambassador (Tour Guide) Info Session

Do you want to help prospective students who are going through the college application process? Do you love USC? Have you always dreamed of getting paid to walk backwards? If so, consider applying to become a USC Student Ambassador (tour guide)! Join one of the Admission Center’s Student Ambassador info sessions to learn more about the application process, changes due to COVID-19, and the required time commitment. We’ll have current Student Ambassadors share their stories and tips, too! This is a paid position, and no previous experience or USC knowledge is required. Questions? Contact us at acjobs@usc.edu.


*Note: the mobile app is accessible by invitation only. Students and guests will receive an email to their USC email or guest email provided within the student’s orientation reservation on July 6.

Living on or near the USC campus means you have access to an array of resources designed to make it easy for you to take care of business—even with a busy schedule.

These organizations offer insight into what it means to be part of the Trojan Family. Fight on! *


Department of Public Safety

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.


Office of the Ombuds – Description of Services

The USC Office of the Ombuds serves as a confidential and safe place for students and all members of the USC community to share any University-related concerns. The Ombuds will listen to concerns and assist in exploring options and paths, brainstorm strategies, and provide resources to help resolve issues. Students often visit the Ombuds Office with questions related to academics, including policies and procedures; interpersonal and roommate issues; communications with professors; or issues of fairness. Students are welcome to reach out to our office if they need assistance. To make an appointment, please call (213) 821-9556 or (323) 442-0382, or visit ombuds.usc.edu for more information.


Information Technology Services

You’ve Got Mail!

Mail Stop Services / How do USC students receive mail on campus?


USC Office of Sustainability

The USC Office of Sustainability (OoS) welcomes the newest members of the Trojan Green Team! The OoS collaborates with students, faculty and staff to advance sustainability in our built environment on campus. There are lots of ways to get involved with sustainability at USC; visit us at GREEN.USC.EDU, follow us on Instagram @green.usc, sign up for our newsletter, or email us at Sustainability@usc.edu.

USC 2019 Sustainability Annual Progress Report

USC 2020 Sustainability Plan

USC 2020 Sustainability Plan Progress Scorecard

The Little Green Guide to Living Sustainably at USC


USC Auxiliary Services – Preparing to Live on Campus

Presentation I – Preparing to Live On Campus
Parents and students are invited to join us to learn about living arrangements for the 2020 fall semester. This presentation will feature important information regarding:

• Housing accommodations and move-in plans
• Meal plans and on-campus dining options
• On-campus transit and parking
• Access to textbooks, course materials and tech products
• USCard and campus currency

We will also address our enhanced safety measures to prepare students for what to expect in our spaces. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with representatives in a Q&A session following the presentation, as well as access to our new student website for additional information and updates.

Hosted by

USC Bookstores
USCard
USC Hospitality (Campus Dining)
USC Housing
USC Transportation

Moderated by
Erika Chesley, USC Auxiliary Services


USC Auxiliary Services – Housing and Dining Safety Guidelines (STUDENTS)

USC Housing and USC Hospitality are committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff by following guidelines set by our local, state and national health officials. Please join us to learn about the enhanced safety measures, student practices and guidelines that we expect to have in place for students living in USC Housing and for all guests dining in USC Hospitality venues. We will also review the finalized move-in instructions.

Attendees will have an opportunity to engage with representatives in a Q&A session following the presentation and have access to our new student website for additional information and updates.

Hosted by
USC Hospitality (Campus Dining)
USC Housing

Moderated by
Erika Chesley, USC Auxiliary Services


Living on Campus – Your Residential Experience at USC

Welcome from Residential Education! Learn about life in USC’s residential colleges and communities by reading and watching content on the ResEd website (closed captions are available on all videos). We’ve put together helpful information just for you to help you transition to living on campus. Visiting these six pages should take around 10 minutes total. We’ll continue to update our pages throughout July. Your residential experience awaits:

Welcome
Our Team
Residential College/Communities
Move-In
Safety
Residential Experience


Tommy’s Tours Information Session

Tommy’s Tours is the volunteer arm of the USC Admission Center. We focus on giving age-appropriate tours to K-8 groups. Join this information session to learn more about our organization and how you can get involved! Sign up here.


Credit Card Foundations: How to Build Your Credit

This presentation highlights important benefits and information related to credit card essentials and building your credit score foundations.


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

Welcome to USC Credit Union! An introduction to our international student membership features and benefits to help you take charge of your financial future.


DiSCover Your Financial Potential

DiSCover Your Financial Potential. USC Credit Union is where Trojans bank!

Visit the USC Credit Union


The Trojan Experience: Tips and Tricks for Student Life

A Q&A panel with current USC students and recent alumni who will share the insights they gained on their own USC journeys.


Take Charge of Your Future with USC Credit Union

Welcome to USC Credit Union! An introduction to our student membership features and benefits to help you take charge of your financial future.


*Note: the mobile app is accessible by invitation only. Students and guests will receive an email to their USC email or guest email provided within the student’s orientation reservation on July 6.

Academic engagement services and programs give students the chance to take their studies even further by meeting with advisors or career counselors and taking their learning outside the classroom.

These organizations offer insight into what it means to be part of the Trojan Family. Fight on! *


Career Center Summer Orientation

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


Are You A Polymath? An Introduction to the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

This session introduces the USC SIDNEY HARMAN ACADEMY FOR POLYMATHIC STUDY, a place where students and faculty, through conversation and practice, learn to integrate multiple fields of learning. The Academy’s series of programs, based in Doheny and Leavey Libraries, are built upon disciplined discussion of four quadrants as well as unique symposia on specialized polymathic topics. The Academy’s approach presumes that both faculty and students are in the process of acquiring knowledge in a given field and are sensitive to the interconnectedness of that field with other disciplines, methodologies, and modes of presentation.


Note: the mobile app is accessible by invitation only. Students and guests will receive an email to their USC email or guest email provided within the student’s orientation reservation on July 6.

These organizations offer insight into what it means to be part of the Trojan Family. Fight on! *


Trojan Marching Band Info Sessions

Interested in joining the Trojan Marching Band? Come and meet your section leaders and fellow Trojans to understand why the TMB is the Greatest Marching Band in the History of the Universe (Ever)!


USC Spirit Leaders Virtual Info Sessions

Learn about the spirit program and how to audition!


USC Song Girl Orientation Information Sessions

USC Song Girl Presentation and Audition Information Sessions


*Note: the mobile app is accessible by invitation only. Students and guests will receive an email to their USC email or guest email provided within the student’s orientation reservation on July 6.