FAQs: Visit USC

How do I make a reservation for one of your campus tours or visit programs?

Please visit our On-Campus Programs page and click on the Reserve Now button next to your preferred program.

What campus visit programs does USC offer to prospective first-year students?

USC strongly encourages prospective freshmen to visit campus early in their college search process. Please refer to our On-Campus Programs page for detailed information or to make reservations.

What campus visit programs are available to transfer applicants?

We offer student-led walking tours, Transfer Day programs offered in September, October, November and January, and weekly Transfer Information Sessions. Transfer Days are our most comprehensive program for transfer applicants, covering admission, financial aid, transfer credit and academic programs. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit our On-Campus Programs page.

Do you offer group tours? If so, how do I sign up for one?

Yes. Please visit our Campus Tours page and refer to the Group Tours information.

When are your campus visit programs offered?

Most programs are offered weekdays throughout the year. Program availability is subject to change and not all programs may be available during the summer. Please make sure you have a confirmed reservation before making any travel plans and visit our On-Campus Programs page for more information.

What can I do if I’m planning to visit on a weekend and/or when campus tours are not provided?

Please visit our Self-Guided Tour page and download or print our Self-Guided Tour brochure, which provides a map with walking directions and highlights campus landmarks, eateries and attractions in nearby Exposition Park.

What accommodations are available if I am visiting USC and need to stay overnight?

The Radisson Hotel—a AAA-rated, 3-diamond hotel—is across the street from the university:

Radisson Hotel Midtown
3540 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90007
(213) 748-4141

Many USC visitors also choose to stay in accommodations Downtown (a 10-minute drive from USC) or near the Los Angeles International Airport (a 30 minute drive from USC). Please click here to search for area hotels.

Other resources:
The Los Angeles Convention and Visitor's Bureau (Discover Los Angeles).

What options are there if I can’t make it to USC for a campus visit?

Please visit our Off-Campus Programs page or our Self-Guided Tours page for more information.