Day Before Orientation
Language Placement Exams
Students who need to take the Language Placement Exam have the option of taking the exam the day before Orientation. Exams begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Students should report directly to the exam location.
Orientation
Check-In & Continental Breakfast
Check-in for Orientation and receive your schedule of events, name badge and lanyard. After you check-in, enjoy a continental breakfast.
Campus Tour
Take a brief 15-minute walking tour, highlighting key campus locations, led by an undergraduate tour guide.
Welcome & USC General Session
Begin Orientation with a welcome from USC dignitaries and administrators. This session also covers USC Student Affairs, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), university safety resources and steps all students can take to ensure a safe and rewarding experience at USC.
Orientation Group
Join a small group of other new students and your Orientation Advisor to learn more about USC's campus and traditions.
Academic Expectations
Presented by USC's professional academic advising staff, Academic Expectations details the academic requirements for a USC degree. Students and their guests will attend the Academic Expectations presentation for the major students are admitted to.
Lunch
All students and guests converge for an outdoor lunch.
Course Registration
You will register for your first-semester courses with the help and support of your academic advisors and Orientation Advisors.
Student Services Fair
Students and guests will meet at the Student Services Fair to talk to campus departments about their services. Afternoon refreshments will be available and students can pick up their USCard.
Paying for College
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.
Veteran Benefits Session
After you complete registration, join staff from the Veterans Resource Center to review your G.I. Bill benefits. This session is open to any student, along with their guests, who will be using G.I. Bill benefits at USC.
Passport Verification
All international students must attend to learn about important policies and procedures they must follow to maintain their visa status.
Spirit Rally
End your orientation with the Trojan Marching Band and this time-honored tradition! Learn USC's fight song, cheers and traditions that unite Trojans as they Fight On to victory!
Bookstore After Hours
Stop by the Bookstore after the Spirit Rally to get all your Trojan gear and enjoy special Orientation-only discounts.
Check-In & Continental Breakfast
Check-in for Orientation and receive your schedule of events, name badge and lanyard. After you check-in, enjoy a continental breakfast.
Campus Tour
Take a brief 15-minute walking tour, highlighting key campus locations, led by an undergraduate tour guide.
Welcome & USC General Session
Begin Orientation with a welcome from USC dignitaries and administrators. This session also covers USC Student Affairs, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), university safety resources and steps all students can take to ensure a safe and rewarding experience at USC.
Family Matters
Learn what your student may experience during their first year at USC and what you can do to support them during their transition.
Academic Expectations
Presented by USC's professional academic advising staff, Academic Expectations details the academic requirements for a USC degree. Students and their guests will attend the Academic Expectations presentation for the major students are admitted to.
Lunch
All students and guests converge for an outdoor lunch.
Faculty Showcase
This Orientation highlight offers guests a glimpse of the USC classroom experience as one of USC’s notable faculty members delivers an engaging lecture.
Student Services Fair
Students and guests will meet at the Student Services Fair to talk to campus departments about their services. Afternoon refreshments will be available and students can pick up their USCard.
Paying for College
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.
Veteran Benefits Session
After you complete registration, join staff from the Veterans Resource Center to review your G.I. Bill benefits. This session is open to any student, along with their guests, who will be using G.I. Bill benefits at USC.
Spirit Rally
End your orientation with the Trojan Marching Band and this time-honored tradition! Learn USC's fight song, cheers and traditions that unite Trojans as they Fight On to victory!
Bookstore After Hours
Stop by the Bookstore after the Spirit Rally to get all your Trojan gear and enjoy special Orientation-only discounts.
Check-in
Check-in for Orientation and receive your schedule of events, name badge and lanyard. After you check-in, enjoy a continental breakfast.
Welcome
Orientation begins with a warm welcome from USC staff.
Academic Advising & Course Registration
Your academic advisors will go over your first-semester course plan and support you during your course registration.
Campus Resources
Learn about helpful campus resources to get you started at USC, such as the Kortschak Center, Disability Services Programs, Career Center and the USC Libraries.
Lunch & Student Veteran Conversations
Meet current USC student veterans and discuss the veteran student experience at USC.
Campus Tour
Take a walking tour of the USC campus, led by an undergraduate tour guide.
Veteran Financial Support Services
Learn what financial resources are offered and what steps you will take to process your benefits and financial aid package.