Meet Us: When You Visit

Maps & Resources

Maps
These maps will help you navigate USC’s University Park and Health Sciences campuses:

Useful Links
On-Campus Events & Programs
If you plan to be on campus, we encourage you to make the most of your visit by exploring On-Campus Programs, Campus Events, Arts & Culture and Trojan Athletics.

For a complete set of tools for your visit, please go to the Visit USC website.

Directions to the USC Admission Center

Metro Expo Line

USC is accessible via the Metro Expo Line (exit Expo Park/USC station).

Rideshare

If using Uber, Lyft, or other Rideshare apps, enter USC Admission Center as your destination and if prompted, select Downey as the designated drop-off location. Follow posted signs, or the step-by-step walking directions above to the USC Admission Center.

If using one of these services for pick up at the end of your visit to campus, you will be prompted to select a designated pick up location on campus after entering your destination.

Driving Directions

Follow the directions below USC McCarthy Way Parking Structure. To navigate to USC by GPS or interactive mapping software, use USC McCarthy Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089 as your destination. Once parked, follow these step-by-step walking directions to the USC Admission Center.

From the I-10 (Santa Monica) Freeway (eastbound):

  1. 1. Exit the freeway at Hoover Street
  2. 2. At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn right on Hoover Street
  3. 3. Continue on Hoover to the intersection at Jefferson Boulevard
  4. 4. Turn left onto Jefferson and follow it to Figueroa Street
  5. 5. Turn right onto Figueroa
  6. 6. Turn right into campus at USC McCarthy Way Entrance (Formerly Entrance #3)

From the I-10 (Santa Monica) Freeway (westbound):

  1. 1. Exit the freeway at Hoover Street
  2. 2. At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn right at the signal and proceed to Hoover Street
  3. 3. Turn right onto Hoover
  4. 4. Continue on Hoover to the intersection at Jefferson Boulevard
  5. 5. Turn left onto Jefferson and follow it to Figueroa Street
  6. 6. Turn right onto Figueroa
  7. 7. Turn right into campus at USC McCarthy Way Entrance (Formerly Entrance #3)

From the 110 (Harbor) Freeway (northbound):

  1. 1. Exit the freeway at Exposition Boulevard
  2. 2. At the bottom of the off-ramp, continue straight through the signal and keep to the left
  3. 3. Follow the road under the freeway
  4. 4. Cross Flower Street and turn right onto Figueroa Street
  5. 5. Turn left into campus at USC McCarthy Way Entrance (Formerly Entrance #3)

From the 110 (Harbor) Freeway (southbound):

  1. 1. Exit the freeway at Exposition Boulevard
  2. 2. At the bottom of the off-ramp, cross Flower Street and turn right onto Figueroa Street
  3. 3. Turn left into campus at USC McCarthy Way Entrance (Formerly Entrance #3)

From Los Angeles International Airport/LAX (13 miles):

  1. 1. Exit the airport going south on Sepulveda Boulevard
  2. 2. Merge onto the 105 (Century) Freeway east
  3. 3. Follow the 105 to the 110 (Harbor) Freeway north
  4. 4. Exit the 110 at Exposition Boulevard
  5. 5. At the bottom of the off-ramp, continue straight through the signal and keep to the left
  6. 6. Follow the road under the freeway
  7. 7. Cross Flower Street and turn right onto Figueroa Street
  8. 8. Turn left into campus at USC McCarthy Way Entrance (Formerly Entrance #3)

From the 405 (San Diego) Freeway (north- or southbound):

  1. 1. Transition to the I-10 (Santa Monica) Freeway east, heading toward Los Angeles
  2. 2. Take the Hoover Street exit and turn right at the light
  3. 3. Continue on Hoover Street to the intersection at Jefferson Boulevard
  4. 4. Turn left onto Jefferson
  5. 5. Turn right onto Figueroa Street
  6. 6. Turn right into campus at USC McCarthy Way Entrance (Formerly Entrance #3)

From the 101 (Hollywood/Ventura) Freeway (north- or southbound):

  1. 1. Transition to the 110 (Harbor) Freeway south
  2. 2. Exit the freeway at Exposition Boulevard
  3. 3. At the bottom of the off-ramp, cross Flower Street and turn right onto Figueroa Street
  4. 4. Turn left into campus at USC McCarthy Way Entrance (Formerly Entrance #3)

From the I-5 (Golden State/Santa Ana) Freeway (north- or southbound):

  1. 1. Transition to the I-10 (Santa Monica) Freeway west, then to the 110 (Harbor) Freeway south
  2. 2. Alternate route for those north of Downtown, traveling south on I-5: Exit directly to the 110 south and follow it just past Downtown to Exposition Boulevard
  3. 3. Exit the freeway at Exposition Boulevard
  4. 4. At the bottom of the off-ramp, cross Flower Street and turn right onto Figueroa Street
  5. 5. Turn left into campus at USC McCarthy Way Entrance (Formerly Entrance #3)

Once you arrive at the USC campus:

Tell the attendant at USC McCarthy Way Entrance (Formerly Entrance #3) that you are here for a campus visit and would like an all-day parking pass. The pass costs $14 and is valid through midnight on the date of purchase. The attendant will direct you to park in McCarthy Way Structure (Formerly Parking Structure X). Please park in an unreserved spot (generally available on levels 2 through 4).

Please follow these step-by-step walking directions to the USC Admission Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Tutor Campus Center. If you have questions, please contact us at (213) 740-6605.

Parking

Public Parking

USC is accessible via the Metro Expo Line (exit Expo Park/USC station). Daily and hourly parking on campus is available. The day pass rate for parking structures is currently $14. Pay by Plate Lots and Meters are currently $2/hour. On campus parking rates and availability may vary for special events. For the most up-to-date information about gate access and hours, visit USC Transportation. If navigating to campus by GPS, use the following addresses for the quickest routes to our most commonly used parking structures:

McCarthy Way Parking Structure
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Enter off Figueroa at McCarthy Way.
No elevator access available
Hourly parking is available on the 1st floor

Downey Way Parking Structure
Monday-Friday, 6:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday-Sunday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Enter off Vermont at 36th Place
Elevator access available
Hourly parking is available at Lot 6, across from Downey Way Parking Structure on Downey Way

Please follow these step-by-step walking directions to the USC Admission Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Tutor Campus Center. If you have questions, please contact us at (213) 740-6605.

Off Campus

Four- and two-hour metered parking is available on Figueroa Street and Jefferson Boulevard.

Bus Parking

Bus parking is not available on campus. Please follow these instructions to view passenger unloading and bus parking instructions.

Tour Policies

 

Photo/Video on Tours
We look forward to hosting all campus guests on a campus tour, and we invite you to take photos and videos of your experience while touring. Our Student Ambassadors and Tour Guides have a great deal of information so share with you in a short amount of time, so we kindly ask guests to refrain from taking pictures or videos of them during the tour. If you want a photo with your Tour Guide to commemorate your visit, please ask their permission following the conclusion of your tour.
Minors on Tours
We welcome visitors of all ages to tour the University Park Campus of USC. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all campus visitors, the Admission Center requires at least one adult (parent, chaperone, guardian, teacher or counselor, to name a few) to accompany and supervise visitors under the age of 16.