Welcome Week 2018

Click on each day to see what happened during Welcome Week 2018! The Welcome Week 2018 schedule is currently being updated. Please check back at a later date for updates.

Monday, August 13

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.


McCarthy Honors Residential College Friends & Family Reception

McCarthy Honors Residential College Courtyard (Located on the 2nd Floor) 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Family and friends are welcome to come take a break, grab a snack, and meet the Faculty in Residence and Professional Staff while your student continues to unpack.

Wednesday, August 15

We are RAD. Convene + Create = Celebrate

USC Fisher Museum of Art Courtyard 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Roski School of Art and Design’s Dean Haven Lin-Kirk, invites new USC Roski students and their families for light bites and to meet fellow Roski students, families, faculty, and staff. Come create your own custom Roski merchandise and leave a wish (blessing) for the incoming students.


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, Guild Board, staff and current students in Harris Courtyard for an ice cream social! All parents and incoming Architecture students are welcome! This will be a great chance to learn about the USC Architectural Guild and why it is an important asset to our students.


ZOOM! Meet an Air Force Fighter Pilot!

Grace Ford Salvatori Hall (GFS) Room 106 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Come meet a fellow student and United States Air Force Captain, who will present flying & aviation career opportunities for USC students! He will speak from his experience as a current F-15E fighter jet aviator and supervisor for the Air Force ROTC program at USC, and answer any questions on the timeline for students interested in pursuing a career in military aviation. All majors are invited, all students are invited! Co-hosted by the Veterans at Price student organization.


Meet the Dean of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

USC Kaufman Courtyard 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Dean Robert Cutietta invites new USC Kaufman families to kick off the academic 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 bites & refreshments, and chat with Dean Cutietta. Kindly RSVP by August 10 to rsvpkaufman@usc.edu or (213) 821-6712.


USC Iovine and Young Academy New Student Lunch

Founders Park 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

New students of the USC Iovine and Young Academy and their parents are welcome to attend a lunch with Dean Erica Muhl. Meet other new students, faculty and staff during this break from move-in day. RSVP required.


USC Price Parent/Student Welcome Reception

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) 308 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join Dean Jack Knott, USC Price staff, faculty, parents and students to celebrate the start of a new school year with a tradition you won’t want to miss. This casual and celebratory event showcases the reach and strength of our Trojan community while welcoming the newest additions to our USC Price family.


Viterbi Family Welcome Reception

Epstein Family Engineering Plaza 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM View the Invitation

Dean Yannis C. Yortsos invites parents of new USC Viterbi students to our annual USC Viterbi Parent Welcome Reception. Come meet faculty, advisors and directors from various departments as well as other families who are new to the Trojan and Viterbi families. Casual attire is welcome and light refreshments will be provided.

To RSVP, please visit us online here: https://uscviterbi.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6EBD16eJSLZ9ZFr


USC Athletics Football Practice for all USC Parents

Dedeaux Field – Mark Prior Plaza and Engemann Hall of Fame 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Please join USC Athletics at Dedeaux Field to watch the USC Football team practice, enjoy some food and beverages, a visit from the Trojan Marching Band and meet other parents around the University. This event is hosted by the Trojan Athletic Parent Association (TAPA), which is open to all University parents that are interested in Athletics and being involved with Athletic events around campus throughout the year.


Meet the Dean of the USC Thornton School of Music

Ramo Lawn 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

A casual reception for all new USC Thornton students and parents to stop by and meet Dean Robert Cutietta. Light refreshments will be provided. To RSVP or for any questions, please call 213-740-6474 or email music.rsvp@usc.edu


USC Annenberg Family and Friends Reception

Wallis Annenberg Hall (Alumni Plaza) 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

While your student settles into the dorms, join Dean Willow Bay for a meet and greet with USC Annenberg faculty and staff. To RSVP, visit annenberg.usc.edu/movein.


USC School of Dramatic Arts Parent Move-in Reception

Bing Theater (BIT) 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Join us for a casual gathering of Dramatic Arts parents and family members as we celebrate the start of your child’s arrival to USC.


Muslim Student Union Family Welcome

URC 203 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Come meet the Muslim Student Union and learn about our activities and upcoming events over a cup of chai and tasty snacks!

Thursday, August 16

Pancake Breakfast

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

Convocation Alumni Park 8:30 AM – 10:30AM

Your student’s 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 and greetings from each academic dean.