Meet Us: Arriving at USC

Arriving at USC

The Information Sessions and Campus Tours begin promptly. Please plan your arrival to campus accordingly. Guests who do not arrive in time for tour departures will be provided a self-guided tour brochure.


USC is accessible via the Metro E-Line (exit Expo Park/USC station) and several municipal bus routes. Visit to plan your trip.

If navigating to campus by GPS, including via rideshare services, use the following addresses for our most commonly used campus entrances and parking structures:

McCarthy Way Entrance (parking structure is on the left and has no elevator access)
620 USC McCarthy Way
(G-5 on campus maps and here)

Downey Way Entrance (parking structure is on the right and has elevator access)
3620 S. Vermont Ave.
(B-5 on campus maps and here)

Helpful Publications

Parking Information

Parking permits must be purchased and displayed in your vehicle at all times while it is on campus. Vehicles without a permit displayed will be ticketed. Please see the attendant at the transportation kiosk at your chosen campus entrance to purchase a daily pass or to be directed to the nearest hourly lot. Visit the USC Transportation rates page for current parking rate information.

Finding Your Campus Tour

The Admission Center is a 5- to 10-minute walk from most campus entrances near Hahn Central Plaza where Tommy Trojan is located.  We recommend using Google Maps walking directions to 3607 Trousdale Parkway. Please do not drive to this location. Vehicles must park in a parking structure or parking lot as directed by the Transportation kiosk attendants. You may call us at 213-740-6605 with questions.

Please be sure to follow all signs and directional arrows.

Also remember that Trojans are friendly! If you need any assistance, please ask anyone on campus to direct you toward the Tutor Campus Center (TCC)—just ensure you are not misdirected to Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH).

If you’re looking for a bite to eat during your visit, we recommend checking out the USC Village for dining options.