Help With Your Visit

University Park Campus:

Directions & Maps

Located next to the major cultural center of Exposition Park, the 226-acre University Park Campus (UPC) is just minutes from Downtown Los Angeles and is easily accessible by major freeways.

Public Transportation
USC is accessible by the Metro Expo Line, which runs from the Santa Monica Pier to the STAPLES Center in downtown LA. While there are three stops on the Expo Line at or near the USC campus, the most efficient is stop #9: Expo Park/USC.

GPS and Parking

To navigate to USC by GPS or interactive mapping software, use the following addresses for the quickest routes to our most commonly used parking structures:

McCarthy Way Structure (formerly PSX)
620 West McCarthy Way
Enter campus via McCarthy Way Entrance
(G-5 on campus maps)

Downey Way Structure (formerly PSA)
3667 McClintock Ave
Enter campus via Downey Way Entrance
(B-5 on campus maps)

Royal Street Structure (formerly PSD)
649 West 34th Street
Enter campus via Royal Street Entrance
(G-4 on campus maps)

Once you drive onto campus, purchase a parking pass from the attendant at the Transportation Kiosk. Passes are $12 and valid all day. Be sure to place the pass on your dashboard so that it is plainly visible.

To avoid being ticketed, park in one of our many unreserved spaces. Oftentimes, the transportation attendant can provide a campus map and point you in the direction of the Admission Center.

Uber/Lyft-Type Services
USC has designated spots on campus for pick-ups and drop-offs, which are identical to the Parking Structures listed above. Please use the addresses provided if getting to campus by Uber, Lyft or other ridesharing services.

Getting to the USC Admission Center

The Admission Center is located in the Tutor Campus Center (TCC), inside Steven and Kathryn Sample Hall (SKS), Room 202. The Admission Center is located above the Moreton Fig restaurant. When walking around campus, look for the lamp posts with directional signs labeled with "USC Admission Center: Tutor Campus Center Sample Hall (SKS)."

On-Campus Events and Programs

If you plan to be on campus, we encourage you to make the most of your visit by exploring some of the options to the right.