Welcome Week 2017
The 2017 Welcome Week schedule will be available here beginning June 1, and updated throughout the summer. Events are added all the time!
Monday, August 14
McCarthy Honors Residential College Move-in
|McCarthy Honors Residential College||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
An all day move-in and settle in experience for McCarthy Honors Residential College residents.
Wednesday, August 16
USC Parent and Family Engagement Move-In Day Parent Reception and Letter Writing
|Tutor Campus Center (TCC) Ballroom||12:00 PM – 3:00 PM|
USC Parent and Family Engagement welcomes you with light refreshments and the opportunity to write a letter to your student which will be delivered to their residence hall the second week of classes. USC Parent and Family Engagement will provide stationery and a standard envelope. Make sure to bring your student’s new USC address! An RSVP is not required but please arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. as doors will close at 3:00 p.m.
Roski School of Art and Design and Iovine and Young Academy New Student Cookout
|Watt Hall Lawn||12:00 PM – 1:30 PM|
New members of the USC Roski School of Art and Design and the USC Iovine and Young Academy and their families are invited to attend a cookout. Reservations are required.
Meet the Dean of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
|Ramo Lawn||1:00 PM – 3:00 PM|
Dean Robert Cutietta invites new USC Kaufman parents and their students to kick off the school year with a celebratory welcome to our new class of students! This is a great time to take a break on move-in day, enjoy some light refreshments, and chat with Dean Cutietta.
SCA Family Welcome
|School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) 108||1:00 PM – 2:45 PM|
An opportunity for family members of new SCA students to meet and greet our Deans and Chairs and learn more about our school.
USC School of Architecture Ice Cream Social
|Harris Hall Courtyard||1:30 PM – 3:00 PM|
Here’s the scoop! What better way to take a break from moving than with ice cream! Join the Dean, faculty, staff and current students in Harris Courtyard for an ice cream social! All parents and incoming students are welcome!
USC Price Welcome Reception
|Lewis Hall (RGL) 308||3:00 PM – 5:00 PM|
A wine and cheese reception for all parents, students, faculty and staff to kick start the new academic year as well as extend a warm welcome to the newly minted Trojans into the family.
Meet the Dean of the USC Thornton School of Music
|Ramo Lawn||4:00 PM – 6:00 PM|
Dean Robert Cutietta invites new USC Thornton parents and their students to kick off the school year with a celebratory toast to our new class of students! This is a great time to take a break on Move-In Day, enjoy some light refreshments, and chat with Dean Cutietta.
First in the Family Reception
|Tutor Campus Center (TCC) Ballroom||5:30 PM – 7:30 PM|
This welcome reception is for parents of *first-generation college students to learn about the college transition, college experience, and to meet other first generation college students and parents. Guests will hear from a diverse panel of faculty, students, and parents and will have the opportunity to ask questions. This event is hosted by the Dornsife Office for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives but is open to all incoming USC first generation college students in all majors. Translators will be available for non-English speaking families. Dinner will be provided. By invitation only. RSVP Required.
* A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree.
Thursday, August 17
|McCarthy Quad||7:30 AM – 8:15 AM|
All new students and their parents are invited to attend this welcome breakfast prior to the New Student Convocation ceremony.
New Student Convocation & USC Village Grand Opening Celebration
|Convocation||Alumni Park||8:30 AM – 10:30AM|
|Grand Opening||USC Village||11:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
Your entry into the Trojan family begins with this annual address to all new students. This traditional event features a welcome from the Vice President of Student Affairs, remarks by President C.L. Max Nikias and greetings from each academic dean.
Following Convocation, the Grand Opening of the USC Village will take place. A BBQ luncheon will be served on the Great Lawn beginning at 12:15 p.m.