All new undergraduate students are assessed a one-time, mandatory New Student Fee of $350 in their first semester of enrollment. It is nonrefundable and charged to your first-semester tuition bill. You are not required to pay this fee upfront in order to attend Orientation.

This fee covers attendance at Orientation, as well as services and programs available to new students during their first year at USC. These include Welcome Week programming and activities, as well as university publications.

The Orientation Guest Fee is a per-person charge for each guest attending the event with the student. Guest fees must be paid upfront when making your reservation. Students do not pay a separate fee to attend Orientation.

Guest sessions at Orientation are designed for parents, significant others and other adult guests. We do not offer any programming for siblings or young children.


Student Fee

Guest Fee (Per Person)
Transfer Orientation No Charge $130 program only
Veteran Transfer Orientation No Change $50 program only


Reservations for Orientation may be changed or canceled until the reservation deadline. All refunds will be issued to the credit card used for payment. After the reservation deadline, no refunds will be issued. Before submitting your reservation and payment:

  • Please check with any guests who may be traveling with you to confirm the Orientation dates you would like to attend. Updates to an existing reservation can be made by modifying your reservation online. Changes must be made by the reservation deadline.
  • Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions Agreement. Before submitting your reservation, you must acknowledge that you accept the Terms and Conditions by entering your e-signature.