Campus Tours

Prospective Student Tours


2 hours


Monday – Friday Reservations are required.

To accommodate more visitors, we will offer three Saturday tours this spring: February 25, March 25 and April 8. Each presentation and campus tour will begin at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Unfortunately, we will not be offering Campus Tours on the following dates due to university holidays. If you plan to visit campus when we are unable to offer a tour, please utilize our Self-Guided Tour brochure.

Monday, September 4, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, we will offer three campus tour options to accommodate more visitors during this peak visit time.

In observance of the holiday season, all Office of Admission presentations and campus tours will be suspended starting Monday, December 25th and will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd.

*January - March reservations will be available Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

  • Optional Admission Presentation for First-Year Students (30 minutes)
  • Campus Tour (90 minutes)

Campus walking tours give prospective students and their families a look into the life of USC students, including academics, campus resources, residential life, athletics and much more. Tours are led by current undergraduate students who share their stories while presenting an overview of the university.

Each campus tour is preceded by an optional, half-hour presentation from one of our admission counselors, covering undergraduate admission and financial aid at USC. Transfer applicants who wish to listen to an admission presentation are encouraged to sign up for our weekly Transfer Information Sessions.

Tours are not offered on Saturdays and Sundays. If you would like to visit campus on these days, please call (213) 740-6605 to have a self-guided tour map mailed to you, or download the Self-Guided Tour.


School Group Tours


45 minutes


Four tours per day on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours are available Monday–Friday. Reservations are required and can be made by calling our Tour Guides at (213) 740-6605.

  • Campus Tour (45 minutes)

USC welcomes groups and other organizations to visit the campus and learn more about the university. Groups will be led on a 45-minute walking tour by a student tour guide. Tours cover USC academics, student life, athletics, history and more.

Effective October 2015, group tours will be restricted to students in ninth grade or above. To learn more about alternative visit programs for younger students, please contact us at 213-740-6605.


Policies and Exceptions:

You may sign up for a walking tour or one of our other visit programs if your party includes no more than five (5) guests. Groups with more than seven (7) guests should request a group tour rather than a prospective student/walking tour.

Tours are not offered on Saturdays and Sundays. If you would like to visit campus on these days, please call (213) 740-6605 to have a self-guided tour map mailed to you, or download the Self-Guided Tour.

Group Tour Policies:

We can accommodate a maximum of 70 guests per group. If your group has more than 35 people, it must be split into two separate tours with two separate tour guides. Our group tours can be accommodated at 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

All group tours will be suspended throughout March and April to accommodate our other campus visit programs.

Dining on Campus:

Groups are welcome to bring their own lunches or purchase food from one of our on-campus eateries.

Passenger Unloading and Bus Parking:

Details and a campus map will be provided via a confirmation email. 

USC does not allow buses to park on campus. Buses must enter through Entrance 6 (located at Vermont Avenue and 36th Place), proceed down 36th Place/Downey Way until you reach Watt Way. Make a right on Watt Way and unload your bus in front of Vivian Hall on the southwest corner of the intersection.

After you have unloaded, the bus driver should travel south on Watt Way, exit campus through Entrance 1 and proceed to bus parking at Exposition Park (enter at Figueroa Street and 39th Street). Parking costs $25 per day, or $10 per day if your group is also visiting the California Science Center.