Welcome Week 2017

Click on each day to see what is happening!

 

On-Campus Parking

  • August 16: Campus parking is free for all campus guests
  • August 17: Campus parking is free until 6:00 p.m.

On-Campus Dining

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.

 

Hillel at SC’s FreshFest!

USC Hillel (3300 S. Hoover Street) 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Tuesday, 8/15

FreshFest is an overnight Welcome Week retreat for incoming Jewish Trojans to meet fellow USC students, get tips from upperclassmen about campus life, move into your residence hall early, and get a head start at USC. For more information and to sign up, visit USC Hillel’s website. Advanced sign-ups through USC Hillel are required for this event.

 

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.

 

McCarthy Honors Residential College First-Floor Meeting

Ask your RA for location 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Meeting with all of your floor mates to go over important information that will lead to a successful transition during your first year.

 

McCarthy Honors Residential College Welcome Event

McCarthy Honors Residential College Courtyard 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

A welcome back event for the McCarthy Honors Residential College residents in which they can win prizes for attending and participating in activities

Tuesday, August 15

McCarthy Honors Residential College Retreat

Various Locations 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM

This is a mandatory welcome retreat for incoming McCarthy Honors Residential College residents to meet fellow McCarthy residents, meet the Residential Education staff and Faculty in Residence, get tips from Residential College Ambassadors about campus life, and attend a special event in the evening. All meals and transportation will be provided. Visit the Residential Education website for more information.

 

Entrance Loan Counseling

Seeley G. Mudd (SGM) 123 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

First-time borrowers of Federal Direct loans at USC are required to complete entrance loan counseling before loan funds can be disbursed. To complete the entrance loan counseling online, visit www.studentloans.gov. In addition to completing online counseling, undergraduate first-time borrowers must also attend Entrance Loan Counseling during Welcome Week. Intended to supplement the online loan counseling, the workshop covers basic money management tips, including effective budgeting, understanding credit, responsible loan borrowing and preventing identity theft. Space is limited. Please arrive on time. Students arriving late will not be admitted.

Wednesday, August 16

Somerville Place Move-In Day

Fluor Tower 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Annual move-in day to welcome incoming students to Somerville Place, USC’s special interest community geared toward first-year Black students.

 

Bank & Cell Phone Fair

Tutor Campus Center (TCC) Ballroom 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

For international students only. Bank and cell phone companies will be available for you to ask questions about their services. If you are interested in opening a bank account please bring your passport or government issued ID, J1/F1 visa, and your admission letter with student ID number.

 

USC Roski School of Art and Design & USC 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.

 

TCC Plaza Show with Madison Douglas

RTCC Plaza 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Madison Douglas is an LA based singer/songwriter originally from West Virginia. She began performing her own songs at hometown talent shows when she was twelve. After much encouragement from her friends and family, she moved to northern Michigan to attend boarding school at Interlochen Arts Academy where she studied songwriting for her junior and senior years. At Interlochen, Douglas refined her sound as a folk/pop artist. After graduation, she relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in music as well as a degree in performance from the University of Southern California.

 

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.

 

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 incoming Architecture students and their parents are welcome!

 

Entrance Loan Counseling

Seeley G. Mudd (SGM) 123 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

First-time borrowers of Federal Direct loans at USC are required to complete entrance loan counseling before loan funds can be disbursed. To complete the entrance loan counseling online, visit www.studentloans.gov. In addition to completing online counseling, undergraduate first-time borrowers must also attend Entrance Loan Counseling during Welcome Week. Intended to supplement the online loan counseling, the workshop covers basic money management tips, including effective budgeting, understanding credit, responsible loan borrowing and preventing identity theft. Space is limited. Please arrive on time. Students arriving late will not be admitted.

 

Women’s Rowing Open Tryout Informational Meeting

Heritage Hall Lobby 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Become a part of the tradition of excellence. USC Women’s Rowing seeks motivated students for an opportunity to become a Division I athlete. Together we are committed to building a family. Students should be eager for a new challenge and ready for hard work and fun. Come to the informational meeting to learn more about our team and the tryout process. No previous athletic experience is necessary.

 

Rite of Light and Blessing

Our Savior Parish, USC Caruso Catholic Center (844 W. 32nd St.) 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Blessing for new students and parents. Light meal to follow. Tours of the Catholic Center will be available.

 

Birnkrant Residential College Friends & Family Reception

Birnkrant Faculty Apartment Located on the First 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.

 

New North Residential College Friends & Family Reception

New North Courtyard 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.

 

Parkside Arts & Humanities Residential College Friends & Family Reception

Parkside Arts & Humanities Residential College (PRB) 1315 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.

 

Parkside International Residential College Friends & Family Reception

Parkside International Residential College (IRC) 1023 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.

 

South Residential College Friends & Family Reception

Marks Hall Study Lounge 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.

 

West Residential College Friends & Family Reception

Fluor Tower Faculty Apartment (FLT 402) & Webb Tower Faculty Apartment (WTO 108) 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.

 

Entrance Loan Counseling

Seeley G. Mudd (SGM) 123 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

First-time borrowers of Federal Direct loans at USC are required to complete entrance loan counseling before loan funds can be disbursed. To complete the entrance loan counseling online, visit www.studentloans.gov. In addition to completing online counseling, undergraduate first-time borrowers must also attend Entrance Loan Counseling during Welcome Week. Intended to supplement the online loan counseling, the workshop covers basic money management tips, including effective budgeting, understanding credit, responsible loan borrowing and preventing identity theft. Space is limited. Please arrive on time. Students arriving late will not be admitted.

 

USC Price Parents and Students Welcome Reception

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) 308 3:30 PM – 5:30 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.

 

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.

 

Taste of SC

Various USC Hospitality Cafés 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Now that you’ve settled into your new “home away from home,” venture out for a tasting tour at the nearby cafés. Hosted by USC Hospitality, the Taste of SC is a great way to see where you can use your Dining Dollars and enjoy a break from the norm. Pick up a voucher from your residence hall to see the participating locations and bring it with you for a chance to win some fun prizes.

 

First Floor Meeting (All First-Year Residential Colleges)

Ask your RA for location 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

An introductory meeting with all of your floor mates to go over important information for a successful first year within your community.

 

Welcome Event: Residential College Carnival

Pardee Lawn 8:30 PM – 12:00 AM

As a welcome event tradition, Residential Education is hosting a Residential College Carnival located on Pardee lawn. Join fellow first-year Residential College residents for an evening of fun with carnival games, snacks, and music. Make sure to stop by for some free Residential College swag, a photo booth, and to start earning points for the Residential College Cup competition!

 

Welcome Event: Residential College Casino Night

Parkside Lawn 8:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Feeling lucky? Try your hand at the Residential College Casino Night where you can join fellow first-year Residential College residents by playing in a number of different casino games. Have fun and good luck, as your earnings at the end of the night can be turned into points for the Residential College Cup competition!

 

Welcome Event: Movie Night – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Dedeaux Field 9:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Popcorn, candy and an evening outdoor movie! How else would you want to spend a summer night? If you are a fellow geek, fan or never seen the movie before, come out to the Dedeaux Baseball Field where a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be showing for all to enjoy!

Thursday, August 17

Pancake Breakfast

McCarthy Quad 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM View the Invitation

All new students and their parents are invited to attend this welcome breakfast prior to the New Student Convocation ceremony.

 

New Student Convocation Lineup and Procession

McCarthy Quad 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Students will receive their robes and line up with their academic school. All students need to be in McCarthy Quad at 8:15 a.m. to be a part of the Convocation procession.

 

New Student Convocation & USC Village Grand Opening Celebration

Convocation Alumni Park 8:30 AM – 10:30AM View the Invitation
Grand Opening USC Village 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM View the Invitation

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.

 

Foreign Language Placement Exams

Spanish: Taper Hall (THH) 202
French: Taper Hall (THH) 208
All others: Taper Hall (THH) B4
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the exam and bring your USCard. Allow up to 2 hours for the exam. For more information on the language placement exams, please visit The Language Center website.

 

Health Promotion and Global Health Student Welcome

Associate’s Park, North Side 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Students interested in making an impact on international health through careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health professions are invited to join fellow incoming students at the Health Promotion & Global Health Student Welcome. Come meet faculty, staff and continuing students in these academic programs while enjoying desserts and beverages. Bring any questions you might have!

 

Iovine and Young Academy New Student Garage Orientation

The Garage (SKS 404) 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

A mandatory welcome event for all new Academy majors which will include an introduction to the Garage facilities and technology.

 

Marshall New Student Welcome: The Cool Down

Bridge Lawn 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The USC Marshall School of Business invites all newly admitted first-year students to join current students, faculty, and staff to our Cool Down. It’ll be a warm Southern California afternoon, so come grab a cool treat, relax, play a few games, and learn all about what Marshall has to offer. Student organizations will be present to help get you involved, as well as academic and career advisors to answer any questions. There will be giveaways, good vibes, and resources to help kick-start your first-year. Hope to chill with you there! #FightOn

 

Roski New Student Welcome Project: Art

Fisher Courtyard 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join our Roski faculty and students in an art project in Fisher Courtyard in Harris Hall (HAR).

 

SCA Undergraduate Welcome

Norris Theater (NCT) 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

The official welcome to the School of Cinematic Arts for all new freshman and transfer students. Students will meet the deans, faculty and current students.

 

SDA SCoop

Bing Theater (BIT) 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

All Dramatic Arts freshman and transfer students are invited to join us for an ice cream social and get the SCoop on all things SDA. You will also have a chance to connect with your fellow classmates, faculty and staff.

 

Undecided/Undeclared New Student Meet & Greet

Allan Hancock Foundation (AHF) Lawn – Trousdale Parkway 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Welcome newly-admitted undeclared and undecided students! We invite you to join us for an opportunity to meet your fellow exploratory classmates and make important connections before classes begin while you sample from our dessert and coffee bar.

 

USC Dornsife New Student Welcome

Tutor Campus Center (TCC) Ballroom 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

All new Dornsife students are invited to meet faculty members, academic advisors, and current Dornsife students at the USC Dornsife New Student Welcome. Start your Dornsife experience by learning about our research opportunities, internship programs, service learning partnerships, and study abroad options—and take some time to win prizes and make new friends. Desserts and snacks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you!

 

USC Kaufman BFA Mandatory Meeting

Kaufman Dance Center (KDC) 102 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Mandatory orientation meeting for all USC Kaufman BFA majors.

 

USC Price Welcome Reception

Courtyard between Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD) and Lewis Hall (RGL) 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

As a new member of the Price family, we would like to invite you to attend our New Student Welcome Reception. We will have light refreshments and a welcome from Dean Jack Knott. It is a great opportunity to meet other new students as well as the faculty and staff that you will work with during your time at USC.

 

USC School of Architecture New Student Welcome

Harris Hall 101 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Welcome newly-admitted architecture students! As you embark on your new journey, we invite you to the School of Architecture for an opportunity to meet your fellow classmates, the Dean, faculty and staff, as well as returning architecture students.

 

USC Thornton New Student Welcome Reception

Ramo Lawn 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

As a new member of the Thornton family, we would like to invite you to attend our New Student Welcome Reception immediately following the USC Village Opening. We will have light refreshments, music, and a welcome from Dean Robert Cutietta. It is a great opportunity to meet other new students as well as the faculty and staff that you will work with during your time at USC. Looking forward to seeing you there and Fight On!

 

Viterbi New Student Luau

Epstein Family Plaza (E-Quad) 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This is a perfect opportunity to meet your fellow students, as well as our faculty and staff, learn about student organizations, and enjoy some refreshing desserts. Best of all, we have great swag and you might win one of several great prizes!

 

Hillel at ‘SC’s Sundaes on Thursday!

USC Hillel (3300 S Hoover St) 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Stop by after the opening of the University Village for some cool treats! Grab some ice cream and schmooze with the Hillel community!

 

Taste of Annenberg: New Student Assembly and Involvement Fair

Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN) 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

All newly admitted Annenberg students are invited to meet Dean Willow Bay, faculty, and staff at Taste of Annenberg. The New Student Assembly at 2:30 PM is mandatory for all incoming Annenberg undergraduate students. Join us following the assembly at the Involvement Fair for some dessert and learn about Annenberg Works, Civic Engagement, and International Programs. Over 30 student organizations and departments, including your academic and career advisors, will be there to help you take your first steps in getting involved at Annenberg. For more information, visit www.annenberg.usc.edu/TasteASCJ.

 

TCC Plaza Show with No Telescopes

RTCC Plaza 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

No Telescopes is a band based in Los Angeles, California. Never content to settle on any particular genre, they happily bounce around from sound to sound in a similar way that kangaroos would bounce from square to square in a game of hopscotch if kangaroos understood the game of hopscotch. However, No Telescopes hardly understands themselves any more than a kangaroo understands hopscotch, which is – in all likelihood – exactly the catalyst behind their existing at all. A strange collusion of confusion and wonder, sadness and joy fuels the boys’ pursuit of understanding something with the singular goal of sharing it with you.

 

Entrance Loan Counseling

Seeley G. Mudd (SGM) 123 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

First-time borrowers of Federal Direct loans at USC are required to complete entrance loan counseling before loan funds can be disbursed. To complete the entrance loan counseling online, visit www.studentloans.gov. In addition to completing online counseling, undergraduate first-time borrowers must also attend Entrance Loan Counseling during Welcome Week. Intended to supplement the online loan counseling, the workshop covers basic money management tips, including effective budgeting, understanding credit, responsible loan borrowing and preventing identity theft. Space is limited. Please arrive on time. Students arriving late will not be admitted.

 

Micro-Seminars

Various 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Ensure a good start to your academic experience — join one of our Welcome Week Micro-Seminars! These seminars offer an informal introduction to college-level discussions and an opportunity to explore a subject of mutual interest with a subject matter expert from the university community. Get a preview of advanced areas of study or research, have a discussion about compelling current issues, or learn more about aspects of USC and college life – 60 topics to choose from! Click here to sign up for a Micro-Seminar!

 

RecFest

Intramural Field (Brittingham Field) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Come check out Rec Sports for an afternoon of fun and games. You can find out more about club sports, intramurals, workout classes and the pool. Club sport and intramural representatives will be available to discuss how to get involved.

 

All Hall Dinner

USC Village Great Lawn 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Come join us for an amazing All Hall Dinner, enjoy some great food, and meet some new friends from other Residential Colleges. Tonight we will close all of our residential dining facilities and bring everyone together for one giant meal under the stars.

 

SPARK! 12th Annual Visions and Voices Multimedia Kickoff

USC Village 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Kick off the year at Visions and Voices’ arts extravaganza featuring music, comedy, and spoken word. Performers include one of L.A.’s favorite bands, Chicano Batman; acclaimed slam poet Javon Johnson; hilarious comics Atsuko Okatsuka and Jessica Sele; and the electrifying DJ duo Urban Assault. The event will also include a welcome by Provost Michael Quick and attendees will receive free T-shirts, backpacks, and more! USC students are allowed to bring one non-USC guest per valid student ID. View the event flyer. Click here for more info.

Friday, August 18

Air Force ROTC New Student Orientation

Harris Hall (HAR) 101 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This is an opportunity to learn more about the Airmen of Troy of AFROTC Detachment 060, meet faculty and current cadets, and register/enroll for AFROTC classes. Attendance is mandatory for new cadets, but this is a great opportunity to come learn and ask questions if you are interested but not sure about joining yet!

 

Presidential, Trustee, Mork and Stamps Scholars Orientation

Tutor Campus Center (TCC) Ballroom 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

All new Presidential, Trustee, Mork and Stamps Scholars are required to attend this introductory session. You will meet your advisors and fellow scholars, find out about important scholarship policies, and learn more about programs offered by the student organization, Trojan Scholars Society (TSS).

 

Foreign Language Placement Exams

Spanish: Taper Hall (THH) 202
French: Taper Hall (THH) 208
All others: Taper Hall (THH) B4
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the exam and bring your USCard. Allow up to 2 hours for the exam. For more information on the language placement exams, please visit The Language Center website.

 

Entrance Loan Counseling

Seeley G. Mudd (SGM) 123 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

First-time borrowers of Federal Direct loans at USC are required to complete entrance loan counseling before loan funds can be disbursed. To complete the entrance loan counseling online, visit www.studentloans.gov. In addition to completing online counseling, undergraduate first-time borrowers must also attend Entrance Loan Counseling during Welcome Week. Intended to supplement the online loan counseling, the workshop covers basic money management tips, including effective budgeting, understanding credit, responsible loan borrowing and preventing identity theft. Space is limited. Please arrive on time. Students arriving late will not be admitted.

 

Micro-Seminars

Various 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

This is the second day of Micro-Seminars. You will attend Part 2 of the same Micro-Seminar you attended on Thursday. 60 topics to choose from! Click here to sign up for a Micro-Seminar!

 

TransferMation Series: Strategies for Academic Success

Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) 101 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Academic resources and support services on campus such as academic counseling, tutoring, testing and tips for academic success at USC. The presentation will also inform students about special academic opportunities such as fellowships, undergraduate research and USC’s scholar programs.

 

TransferMation Series: New Transfer Student Lunch

Founders Park 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Join us for lunch and mix with fellow new classmates and learn about the resources on campus for transfer students. Please RSVP to help us plan for enough food!

 

TCC Plaza Show with Anna Scholfield

RTCC Plaza 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Anna Scholfield is a junior PR major with a minor in music industry. She grew up in Kansas doing musical theater but found that popular music and songwriting were more her style. She gravitates toward Indie/Pop with a little R&B in the mix. Some of her musical influences include Bon Iver, Lorde, and Frank Ocean. Anna is in an Indie/Folk band called “Bannack” who are planning to release an album this fall.

 

SCA Graduate Welcome

School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) 108 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The official welcome to the School of Cinematic Arts for all newly admitted graduate students.

 

Career Planning for Marshall Transfers

Fertitta Hall (JFF) LL-105 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Career Advisors from Marshall Undergraduate Career Services will introduce new transfer students to important career resources and events. Students will begin planning their career development strategy.

 

Crash Course in Library Research for Freshmen

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Bring your own laptop to this hands-on workshop and get a head start on developing your research skills. You’ll come away from the workshop having met librarians who can help you, gained an awareness of the many resources in print and online in the libraries, and will be ready to start the semester.

 

Crash Course in Library Research for Transfers

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 241 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Bring your own laptop to this hands-on workshop and get a head start on developing your research skills. You’ll come away from the workshop having met librarians who can help you, gained an awareness of the many resources in print and online in the libraries, and will be ready to start the semester.

 

Federal Work Study Job Fair

Von KleinSmid Center (VKC) Courtyard 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

This annual event is hosted by the Financial Aid Office and is designed to help new students find work-study job opportunities on campus or with approved off-campus agencies.

 

Entrance Loan Counseling

Seeley G. Mudd (SGM) 123 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

First-time borrowers of Federal Direct loans at USC are required to complete entrance loan counseling before loan funds can be disbursed. To complete the entrance loan counseling online, visit www.studentloans.gov. In addition to completing online counseling, undergraduate first-time borrowers must also attend Entrance Loan Counseling during Welcome Week. Intended to supplement the online loan counseling, the workshop covers basic money management tips, including effective budgeting, understanding credit, responsible loan borrowing and preventing identity theft. Space is limited. Please arrive on time. Students arriving late will not be admitted.

 

How to Get Involved

Zumberge Hall (ZHS) 159 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Co-curricular involvement is an important part of any student’s college experience. Getting involved with organizations and activities gives you the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, participate in all sorts of activities and enhance your leadership skills. This seminar will allow you to meet with current student leaders to learn more about how to get involved, the benefits of involvement, and the hundreds of involvement opportunities at USC. This event is sponsored by the Peer Leadership Consultants and Campus Activities.

 

Personalized Campus Tours

Hahn Plaza AskMe Booth 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

You have your schedule and your books, and you are ready to go! Do you know where you are going? Bring your class schedule to the Ask Me Booth in Hahn Plaza, and a Tour Guide will show you where all your classes are and answer any of your last-minute questions.

 

TransferMation Series: USC 101 Transfer Student Panel

Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) 101 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Current transfer students will discuss their experiences, share helpful tips regarding the ins and outs of USC, and give advice on how to successfully navigate USC’s social and academic environment.

 

Crash Course in Library Research for Freshmen

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Bring your own laptop to this hands-on workshop and get a head start on developing your research skills. You’ll come away from the workshop having met librarians who can help you, gained an awareness of the many resources in print and online in the libraries, and will be ready to start the semester.

 

Crash Course in Library Research for Transfers

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 241 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Bring your own laptop to this hands-on workshop and get a head start on developing your research skills. You’ll come away from the workshop having met librarians who can help you, gained an awareness of the many resources in print and online in the libraries, and will be ready to start the semester.

 

QuSC: New LGBTQ+ Student Orientation

Leavey Library (LVL) 17 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

All incoming LGBTQ+ students, both undergraduate and graduate, are welcome to attend the official LGBTQ+ orientation QuSC! Join us for a brief introduction to the vibrant LGBTQ+ community, exciting activities, engaging conversation, and a Know Your Rights Workshop with our Title IX office. This is an amazing opportunity to meet other students who are part of the LGBTQ+ community!

 

Thematic Option Kick Off

Taper Hall (THH) 101 2:00 PM – 3:50 PM

This is a mandatory event for all new Thematic Option students during which students will have their first lecture with their fall Thematic Option faculty.

 

TransferMation Series: Transfer Credit & Articulation Q&A

Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) 101 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This workshop will focus specifically on the transfer credit process, articulation, and petitions. Representatives from USC Undergraduate Transfer Credit Services will give an overview of the articulation process and transfer credit policies and answer questions about specific transfer credit situations.

 

USC GeoScavenge

Tommy Trojan 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Become familiar with the landmarks, layout, history, and resources of the USC University Park campus as you use your smart phone to scavenge and locate clues and their hidden prizes. Visit and register as many items as you can! Team prizes awarded for sites visited. Students from the GeoDesign major and Spatial Studies minor will explain how to join the fun. For more information visit: http://spatial.usc.edu/index.php/undergraduate/usc-geoscavenge

 

Entrance Loan Counseling

Seeley G. Mudd (SGM) 123 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

First-time borrowers of Federal Direct loans at USC are required to complete entrance loan counseling before loan funds can be disbursed. To complete the entrance loan counseling online, visit www.studentloans.gov. In addition to completing online counseling, undergraduate first-time borrowers must also attend Entrance Loan Counseling during Welcome Week. Intended to supplement the online loan counseling, the workshop covers basic money management tips, including effective budgeting, understanding credit, responsible loan borrowing and preventing identity theft. Space is limited. Please arrive on time. Students arriving late will not be admitted.

 

Crash Course in Library Research for Freshmen

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Bring your own laptop to this hands-on workshop and get a head start on developing your research skills. You’ll come away from the workshop having met librarians who can help you, gained an awareness of the many resources in print and online in the libraries, and will be ready to start the semester.

 

Crash Course in Library Research for Transfers

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 241 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Bring your own laptop to this hands-on workshop and get a head start on developing your research skills. You’ll come away from the workshop having met librarians who can help you, gained an awareness of the many resources in print and online in the libraries, and will be ready to start the semester.

 

USC Women’s Soccer Home Opener

McAlister Field (3000 S Hoover St.) 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Come cheer on your defending NATIONAL CHAMPIONS in their 2017 home opener! DJ Mal-Ski will be on site pumping up the crowd and the first 200 fans receive a commemorative National Championship banner!

 

LGBTQ+ Student Workshop

Leavey Library (LVL) 17 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The University of Southern California is committed to being an inclusive and diverse community where all sexual and gender identities are respected and celebrated. Please join Kegan Allee-Moawad, the Assistant Director of Title IX, for a conversation about your rights, what you can do as a student if you feel you have experienced any form of harassment, and how the University works to ensure that all students are treated equitably. Students who attend can expect to leave with a better understanding of their rights, learn more about campus resources for LGBTQ+ students, and know who they can contact if they have future questions or concerns.

 

Hillel at ‘SC’s Welcome Shabbat!

USC Hillel (3300 S. Hoover Street) 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Begin the year with a welcome Shabbat at USC Hillel! Come together with the Jewish Trojan family for student-led services and an amazing dinner to follow!

 

Rally at Tommy Trojan

Tommy Trojan 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Be a part of USC tradition with your classmates! Meet at Tommy Trojan in your best USC gear for a spirited rally with the USC Trojan Marching Band! Get pumped up for the Residential College Cup Opening Ceremonies!

 

USC Kaufman BFA Major Special Event

To be announced during Welcome Week 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

An opportunity for incoming USC Kaufman BFA majors to meet and mingle with fellow classmates.

 

Residential College Cup Opening Ceremonies

Galen Center 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Explore various mental and physical activities and challenges that will prove which is the best Residential College. Wear your Residential College gear and be ready to cheer!

 

Splash Bash

Uytengsu Aquatic Center (Lyon Center) 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Cool off in the pool with your new friends! There will be a DJ, dancing and swimming!

Saturday, August 19

Friends & Neighbors Day

VonKleinSmid Center (VKC) Courtyard 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Get to know your new community by being a part of USC’s Friends & Neighbors Day of Service! This signature event provides students opportunities to support local nonprofits, explore Los Angeles, and meet fellow Trojans that share their interests. The activities are free, and light refreshments, breakfast, and lunch will be provided. Register at https://campusactivities.usc.edu.

 

Interfraternity Council Fall 2017 Recruitment: Formal Introduction Day

Bovard Auditorium (ADM) 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Interested in joining an IFC Fraternity? Come join the USC Interfraternity Council for our Formal Introduction Day presentation as we kick off Fall 2017 Recruitment Week. The IFC Executive Board will discuss the rules and procedures of recruitment and answer any questions you may have about the recruitment process. Additionally, each of our 19 organizations will introduce themselves and briefly share some information about their chapter. It is highly encouraged that all interested students attend! On-site registration begins at 10:30 AM. Please bring your USCard for admission!

 

RSG Kickoff Fest: Summer Spectacular!

Alumni Park 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Summer Spectacular, presented by Residential Student Government, is a nice festival-esque event that will welcome new students along with those returning. This event will be circled around providing students with an environment to socialize and connect with their peers, allowing them to make new friends. There will be many fun activities such as flash tattoos, body marbling, human sized games, photo-booth, free USC/RSG swag, free food (cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, In-N-Out), and a bean bag area surrounded by bubbles.

 

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

Various 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Come explore opportunities for membership in a Panhellenic Sorority during formal fall recruitment which takes place from Saturday, August 19 to Sunday, August 27! During recruitment, you will meet new and continuing USC students, build friendships, learn about the membership experience and participate in the mutual selection process to membership through the week of dynamic events hosted by the Panhellenic Council. Recruitment events take place on campus and in the sorority chapter houses on West 28th Street. Participants will be emailed a detailed schedule upon registration and throughout the week of recruitment. For more information and to register, visit uscpanhellenic.com. Registration closes on August 17.

 

Welcome Back Carnival & Concert

McCarthy Quad 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Before the concert, come to the carnival, meet new people, and enjoy acting like a kid again! Come bounce around, play some games and get some snacks!

Immediately following the Carnival is the Welcome Back Concert, an exclusive show on McCarthy Quad complete with food trucks, vendors, and free goods from sponsors. Previous artists have included Katy Perry, White Panda, Nico and Vinz and Cashmere Cat, Post Malone, and more. Brought to you by the Concerts Committee of the Undergraduate Student Government.

 

Sunday, August 20

Explore L.A.

Looking for a way to discover the hidden gems of Los Angeles? Want to learn how to navigate the Metro? Ready for an adventure in your new city? Led by Orientation Advisors, we have a wide variety of trips for you to enjoy. Space is limited, so reserve your spot quickly in order to ensure a fun-filled Sunday! This year’s trips are:

  • Culver City (10:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
    • Meet in front of George Tirebiter
    • Are you a foodie who wants to try something new? Are you interested in LA’s history? Do you just want to explore something unexpected? Join OAs Cole and Chris to explore the up-and-coming area of Culver City! We will take you around some of the major shopping, eating, and historical sites within this on-the-rise neighborhood and give you time to explore on your own as well! Students should wear walking shoes and bring a water bottle and sunscreen. Metro train fare is provided; food and entertainment expenses are the responsibility of the individual.
  • Olvera Street & Union Station (10:00 AM – 1:30 PM)
    • Meet in front of the Birnkrant Starbucks
    • Join up with fellow Trojans to visit Olvera Street, Los Angeles’ “First Street.” Step inside the oldest house in Los Angeles, take pictures with some of the oldest Los Angeles monuments, and enjoy delicious Mexican food at one of the local restaurants (vegetarian options available)! Metro train fare is provided; food and additional entertainment expenses are the responsibility of the individual. It is recommended that students bring a water bottle and wear walking shoes.
  • Grand Central Market (10:15 AM – 2:00 PM)
    • Meet in front of Leavey Library
    • Travel via Metro train to Grand Central Market, a foodie paradise located centrally in downtown Los Angeles. Inside the market, there are 37 vendors, serving everything from ice cream to tacos, coffee, ramen, Italian food, and more. Then, students can choose to check out either the Walt Disney Concert Hall or the Last Bookstore and the downtown farmer’s market. We’ll all come back together to hang out in Pershing Square, and if you get tired of the heat, Syrup Desserts has fun board games upstairs. Students should wear walking shoes and bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Metro train fare is provided; food and entertainment expenses are the responsibility of the individual.
  • Universal City Walk (10:15 AM – 3:45 PM)
    • Meet in front of Traveler
    • Universal City Walk is a fantastic introduction to the hustle and bustle of life in Los Angeles. Packed with restaurants, quirky novelty stores, and entertainment, any new Trojan will enjoy this trip. Come prepared to try desserts like Voodoo Donuts and frozen yogurt, or go with the entertainment theme and grab a Simpsons-style donut bigger than your face from the Universal Theme Park gift shop. Harry Potter fans also will enjoy an entire section of the theme park gift shop dedicated to witchcraft and wizardry with all of the apparel to match! This is a must-see location for anyone new to LA. Come join us for a great experience in the heart of entertainment! Students should wear walking shoes and bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Metro train fare is provided; food and entertainment expenses are the responsibility of the individual.
  • Little Tokyo & the Arts District (10:30 AM – 2:45 PM)
    • Meet in front of Tommy Trojan
    • Get whisked away to Little Tokyo, a historic downtown staple and feast for the senses. Here, you can taste Japanese cuisine from a variety of local restaurants, shop for unique souvenirs, or stop by Nijiya Marketplace for some stellar refreshments and snacks to share with friends. Following lunchtime in Little Tokyo, we will head to the Arts District, one of LA’s most vibrant (and Instagrammable) art communities. Nestled among the stunning displays of street art is the Arts District Co-op, a one stop shop for anyone interested in both art and fashion. Students should bring a water bottle and wear walking shoes. Metro train fare is provided; food and entertainment expenses are the responsibility of the individual.
  • Santa Monica (10:30 AM – 3:30 PM)
    • Meet in front of Parkside IRC
    • Join us on our trip to Santa Monica, an area that offers a diverse selection of activities! In Santa Monica, you can watch street performers and shop on the Third Street Promenade, enjoy the ocean view and carnival-style attractions from the pier, or relax on the beach. Whether you want to check out the century-old Looff Hippodrome, which houses a carousel and an ice cream shop, eat some delicious chicken and waffles at Bruxie, or simply soak up some sun by the beach, Santa Monica is bound to feature an activity you will enjoy! Students should bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Those planning to hit the beach can bring a swimsuit, towel, and flip flops.  Otherwise, walking shoes are recommended. Metro train fare is provided; food and additional entertainment expenses are the responsibility of the individual.
  • The Hollywood Walk of Fame (10:45 AM – 3:30 PM)
    • Meet in front of the Birnkrant Starbucks
    • Join fellow Trojans in taking the Metro train to Hollywood to explore one of LA’s most famous attractions–the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Along the famed Hollywood Boulevard, you’ll find the TLC Chinese Theatre, Ghirardelli’s Chocolate Shop, the Jimmy Kimmel Live Studio, and a variety of souvenir shops and restaurants. Get your camera ready to take pictures with the sidewalk stars on the Walk of Fame, and you can even catch a glimpse of the Hollywood sign! This is a trip you don’t want to miss. Students should bring a water bottle and wear walking shoes. Metro train fare is provided; food and entertainment expenses are the responsibility of the individual.
  • Santa Monica (1:00 PM – 5:30 PM)
    • Meet in front of Tommy Trojan
    • Santa Monica is the perfect location for a relaxing day on the beach or a visit to Santa Monica’s famous pier. Join other new Trojans for a chance to explore this popular beach town. We will be heading to the pier, where students can choose to spend time to walk around, go to the beach, or enjoy some rides at Pacific Park! After this, we will walk around Third Street Promenade, an open-air shopping area with a variety of retailers and restaurants. Whether you decide to enjoy the view of the city from the top of the Ferris wheel or relax on the beach, this will surely be a fun trip! Students should bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Those planning to hit the beach can bring a swimsuit, towel, and flip flops. Otherwise, walking shoes are recommended. Metro train fare is provided; food and entertainment expenses are the responsibility of the individual.

 

Black and Latinx New Student Symposium

Taper Hall (THH) 101 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Black and Latinx New Student Symposium is a personalized student welcome geared toward Black and Latinx students, but open to ALL incoming students.  This is an opportunity for incoming students to learn about specific campus involvement opportunities and resources to help them achieve success during their first year at USC. Click here to RSVP!

 

Asian Pacific American Student Welcome

Founders Park 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Are you a new incoming student (freshman or transfer) to USC? USC’s a big campus – but APASS is here to help you sort it out. Kick your USC journey off right by plugging into campus resources and organizations before school even starts! Meet fellow incoming APA students, learn about specific involvement opportunities, and explore over 40 student clubs and community organizations at the Involvement Fair.

 

SC Christian Connection

Tutor Campus Center (TCC) Ballroom 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Over 40 Christian campus organizations welcome incoming and continuing students to explore Christian life on campus.

 

APASA BBQ

Alumni Park 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly at our annual Welcome BBQ! All are welcome!

 

QuASA/LGBTQ+ Welcome Back BBQ

Alumni Park (South Side) 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join the USC Queer and Ally Student Assembly for food and friends. Meet LGBTQ+ students, staff and allies before classes start. Learn about getting involved in queer organizations on campus.

 

School of Architecture New Graduate Student Welcome Reception

Gamble House, Pasadena, CA 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM

A special event for incoming graduate students in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Heritage Conservation & Building Science. A relaxing opportunity to meet & mingle with students & faculty from the School of Architecture.

 

Sunday SCupper

Our Savior Parish, USC Caruso Catholic Center (844 W. 32nd St.) 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Free meal and introduction to the Catholic Trojan Family.

 

Welcome Back Comedy Show

McCarthy Quad 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Laugh off the end of the summer with one of the most innovative comedians in the business. Past comedians include Jay Pharaoh, Kristen Schaal, Brad Wollack, Anjelah Johnson, and Joel McHale. Sponsored by the Special Events Committee of the Undergraduate Student Government. Call (213) 740-5656 or visit usg.usc.edu for more information. “Like” USC Special Events Committee on Facebook!

Monday, August 21

Black Welcome Weeks

Various Monday, 8/21 – Friday, 9/8

Various programs sponsored by departments and student organizations that showcase the various resources and involvement opportunities for Black students. Programs include mixers, open houses and workshops.

 

Find It @ USC

Trousdale Parkway 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Need help finding your classroom? Have a question about campus? Forget to eat breakfast? Librarians and members of the Spatial Sciences Institute will be available with refreshments and answers to all of your first-day-of-class questions!

 

Drum Circle and Open House

URC Courtyard 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

A drum circle celebrating the solar eclipse and an open house welcoming students to religious and spiritual life at USC.

 

Digital Studies at USC: Joining the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship Program

School of Cinematic Arts (SCI) 108 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

This information session introduces students to the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship Program, administered by the division of Media Arts + Practice in the School of Cinematic Arts. Open to students in all majors, the Honors program offers an opportunity to become a part of the next generation of digital innovators. Students learn to push the creative and critical boundaries of new media tools and to express their ideas through images, sound, video, networks and interactivity.

 

USC Games + Trojan Gaming Organization Welcome Mixer

School of Cinematic Arts (SCI) 201 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

A pizza party for returning and new members of the USC Games Family, featuring information about getting involved with the Makers of Entertaining Games Association (MEGA), USC eSports, Smash Club, Board Game Night and the Game User Research Club. This event is open to anyone with a passion for being involved in the nation’s #1 game program!

Tuesday, August 22

Campus Activities Open House

Steven and Kathryn Sample Hall (SKS) 410 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Stop by and meet the Campus Activities team including your Peer Leaders! Also, learn how to get involved in service projects, leadership programs and off-campus expeditions. Campus Activities is your place to get involved and enhance your Trojan experience!

 

Jumpstart and Rossier Undergrads Popsicle Picnic

Waite Phillips Hall (WPH) East Lawn 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Welcome back Jumpstart corps members and Rossier education minor students – join staff, faculty and current students for a popsicle picnic outside of WPH. New students welcome to join and learn about the programs.

 

How Not to Be a Victim – An Introduction to Self-Defense

Physical Education Building (PED) 201 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

This is a simple introduction to the Self-Defense program at USC. The way we approach teaching self-defense is by evaluating what techniques we believe a smaller person can successfully implement against a larger attacker. Similarly, we try to modify techniques for different body types so that each student can make it work for them. Additionally, we work to create an environment that helps everyone grow emotionally; such as overcoming the victim mentality along with building self-confidence and a positive self-image.

 

AGC Fall 2017 Recruitment Kick-Off

Taper Hall (THH) 102 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Please join us in introducing our USC AGC Greek Organizations and describing what we are all about! There will be free food and we will be discussing our history, community involvement, as well as social and professional benefits. There will be time to ask any questions and chat with each organization’s executive board on a one-to-one basis. We would love for everyone to check out this kick-off event and learn more about what the AGC community has to offer!

 

Boba and Board Games

Parkside (PRB)  Performance (PRB) Cafe 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

A fun way to meet other international USC students through boba and board games! Come find out more about 4Corners!

Wednesday, August 23

Involvement Fair – Day 1

Trousdale Parkway 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Want to get involved on campus but not sure where to start? The involvement fair should be one of your first stops! Representatives from over 400 student organizations and a number of university departments will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about getting involved at USC. Be sure to log-in to engageSC to learn more about student organizations and events taking place on campus!

 

Farmers Market

McCarthy Quad 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Stop by the first Farmers Market of the school year and pick up some fresh local fruit and healthy snacks. USC Hospitality hosts a Farmers Market every Wednesday during the school year.

 

Multicultural Greek Council Showcase

Tommy Trojan 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Join the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) in kicking off the new academic year! The MGC Showcase is a great opportunity to experience the annual MGC Unity Stroll as the 13 organizations of MGC join together and perform at the Fall Involvement Fair! MGC is composed of 13 diverse organizations- six fraternities and seven sororities- diverse in membership, philanthropic focus and cultural expression. We come together as a council to develop ourselves professionally, academically and socially. For more information visit uscmgc.com or email uscmgcpresident@gmail.com.

 

Foreign Language Placement Exams

Spanish: Leavey Library (LVL) 17
French: Leavey Library (LVL) 13
All others: Taper Hall (THH) B4
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the exam and bring your USCard. Allow up to 2 hours for the exam. For more information on the language placement exams, please visit The Language Center website.

 

Fight On! at USC Football Practice

Howard Jones Practice Field 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Here is your exclusive chance to attend a USC Football practice and watch the Trojans get ready for the first home game! First 100 students will receive a USC hat!

 

Caruso Center Welcome Back Carnival

Our Savior Parish, USC Caruso Catholic Center (844 W. 32nd St.) 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join the USC Caruso Catholic Center for our Welcome Back Carnival after the 5:30 p.m. mass on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Free food! Games! Prizes! Music! See you there!

 

LGBT Resource Center Open House

Student Union (STU) 202C 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

All USC students, staff, faculty, & guests are welcome to join the LGBT Resource Center for its annual Welcome Week Open House! Come meet the LGBTRC staff, learn about programs/services, and help welcome new & returning LGBTQ+ students! Pick up popcorn & candy for the LGBTQ+ Movie Night at 7:30 p.m.

 

4Corners Welcome Night

Parkside (PRB)  Performance (PRB) Cafe 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

4Corners Christian Fellowship is hosting a welcome night for all undergraduate international students. Program includes a short talk followed by music, games and Szechuan dinner! Great opportunity to check out our group, consider life’s different perspectives and meet new friends!

 

LGBTQ+ Outdoor Movie Night

EF Hutton/Founders Park 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

All are welcome to join us for the 2nd annual Outdoor Movie Night, whether LGBTQ+ or ally! Feel free to pick up some free snacks from the LGBT Resource Center before heading over to Hutton Park and laying out on our comfy 50-foot rainbow flag to watch a great movie with friends!

Thursday, August 24

Introduction to the USC Libraries for Graduate Students

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

An overview of the ways the Libraries support graduate students and programs, including research assistance, library spaces, and specialized databases and collections. Ample time will be allotted for questions about your particular research needs.

 

Involvement Fair – Day 2

Trousdale Parkway 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Want to get involved on campus but not sure where to start? The involvement fair should be one of your first stops! Representatives from over 400 student organizations and a number of university departments will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about getting involved at USC. Be sure to log-in to engageSC to learn more about student organizations and events taking place on campus!

 

Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) Open House

Student Union (STU) 410 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join us for our annual APASS Open House! This event is open and welcome to all students, staff and faculty. Come mingle, visit our office space and have some great food. We hope to see you there!

 

USC Wellness Dog: Meet-and-Greet Professor Beauregard Tirebiter & Wellness Lounge Open House

Engemann Student Health Center (ESH) 203 Student Wellness Lounge 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

He is the first full-time canine staff member at USC and any other American university and is professionally trained to raise and build capacity for wellness and help students flourish. Beau proudly welcomes all as part of his own “Trojan Family.” This is a special opportunity to relax, recharge and take a selfie with Professor Beau — USC’s Wellness Dog.

The Wellness Lounge offers a welcoming atmosphere where students can relax and refresh. Whether you are looking for a space to unwind, a spot to hang out with friends, or a new place to read, stop by the Wellness Lounge to take a nap, pick up wellness resources, or grab some wellness goodies to go!

 

LGBTQ+ First-Year Advocacy Board (FAB) Meeting

LGBT Resource Center Lavender Lounge, Student Union (STU) 202C 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

All freshmen and transfer LGBTQ+ & ally students are welcome to come to the first meeting of the fabulous First-year Advocacy Board (FAB)! This will be a great opportunity to learn more about what FAB is and meet other LGBTQ+ first-year students. FAB is a unique LGBTQ+ student organization that helps students get involved, make new friendships, and coordinate their own events/programs. Plus, there is ALWAYS free dinner!

 

Multicultural Greek Council Informational

TBD 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Come learn about the 13 diverse organizations that compose the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC). With six fraternities and seven sororities, MGC is diverse in membership, philanthropic focus, and cultural expression. We come together as a council to develop ourselves professionally, academically, and socially. Join us for the MGC Informational where you will learn about each organization and membership opportunities within the council. The location for the MGC Informational and all MGC Fall Kickoff events will be announced at uscmgc.com. For questions please email uscmgcpresident@gmail.com. All USC students are welcome. Don’t forget to dress to impress! Business casual attire is encouraged at this event.

 

Light Up the Night

Our Savior Parish, USC Caruso Catholic Center (844 W. 32nd St.) 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Students of all walks of faith and involvement at Our Savior are invited to join us on August 24th as we go out on mission at USC! RSVP today! Light Up the Night is an evening of prayer and outreach, organized by the FOCUS missionaries and student leaders at the Caruso Catholic Center in order to invite the USC community into an evening of prayer for world peace. From 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., there will be praise and worship and prayer teams in the candle-lit church. Student leaders will go out onto 28th Street, Figueroa Street, the University Village, and the USC campus to invite passing students to come back to the church to light a candle at the altar and pray as long as they may wish. Whether you are interested in undertaking the challenge of going out onto the streets to invite others into prayer or spending the evening praying and singing at the church, we invite you to come and be a part of Light Up the Night 2017.

 

Late Night SC Presents Glow Yoga

USC Village Large Group Exercise Room 9:45 PM – 10:45 PM

Join Late Night SC for a night of glowing fitness! We will have glow paint beginning at 9:00 PM.

Friday, August 25

CBCSA Open House

Student Union (STU) 415 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This Open House is an opportunity for new and current students to meet Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs staff members and also meet Black students, staff, and faculty. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Multicultural Greek Council Friday Night Live

TBD 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Come out to the annual Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) Friday Night Live on Friday, August 25! Join the MGC Community for an evening of food, games and fun with the members of MGC. The 13 diverse organizations that compose MGC – six fraternities and seven sororities – are diverse in membership, philanthropic focus, and cultural expression. We come together as a council to develop ourselves professionally, academically and socially. The location for MGC Friday Night Live and all MGC Fall Kickoff events will be announced at uscmgc.com. For questions please email uscmgcpresident@gmail.com. All USC students are welcome. RSVP at uscmgc.com.

 

Golden Game at Women’s Volleyball

Galen Center 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

It’s the first Golden Game of the year! What does that mean? Wear your gold Trojan Fever shirt & enter a raffle for your chance to win Nike apparel, Beats By Dre, Football Tickets, and much more! Doors open at 7:00 PM!

 

Welcome Back Band Night

Tommy’s Place 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Tommy’s Place will host two incredible student bands for free. This show is all ages and open to all.

 

CANA the Party

Our Savior Parish, USC Caruso Catholic Center (844 W. 32nd St.) 10:00 PM – Midnight

Hey ya’ll!! Get pumped for Cana the party!! We will have food, music, dancing, glow in the dark sticks, and the chance to win Grove gift cards! GET EXCITED! Can’t wait to see you there!