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The Welcome Trojans Experience

Welcome Trojans Orientation marks your official enrollment in the university—and the beginning of your USC journey! This is where you will receive academic advising and be able to register for your first semester of classes.

Orientation will also prepare you for your next few years of college life by introducing you to USC’s academic expectations and community standards, as well as the many academic, cultural, and social resources available to you during your time here.

And of course, you will have several opportunities to meet your fellow classmates and forge connections that can last a lifetime!

Programs and events are available in a hybrid format, both on campus and online, and all students and their parents or family members are encouraged to participate.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Orientation Details

    What To Expect

    USC Welcome Trojans Orientation offers a true hybrid experience for students and their families. A vital part of the process, the online programs allow you to access timely information, while on-campus programs are designed to enhance the online experience.

    Orientation helps educate and support all new students and their families as they begin their USC journey. To have the most complete and informed experience, we encourage all students and their guests to participate in as much as possible—both online and in person!

    Who Participates in Orientation?

    All certified students* and their families!

    Families are an important part of the transition to college life, and parents and guests are encouraged to attend. Students can add a maximum of two guests to their reservation.

    *Students who have submitted their Intent to Enroll form and Enrollment Commitment Deposit.

    How Do I Sign Up for Orientation?

    Before you can sign up, you will need to reserve your space in incoming class and set up your USC Net ID:

    1. Certify your intent to enroll in USC by submitting your Intent to Enroll form and Enrollment Commitment Deposit.
    2. Activate your USC Net ID. This will establish your official USC email address and grant you access to USC’s online services, including your academic and financial records, as well as Blackboard.

    After you have completed the steps above, you will receive an invitation from the Office of Orientation Programs via your USC email address.

    Only students who have certified their intent to enroll will receive an invitation to sign up for orientation.* Keep an eye on your inbox—your invitation should arrive five to seven days after you have submitted your deposit.

    *Early Action admits: You will receive your invitations starting the last week of March 2024.

    In the meantime, feel free to explore our website to learn more about all the opportunities and resources available to students and families. Be sure to check your email often for updates!

    When Is Welcome Trojans Orientation Offered?

    Summer Orientation is designed for students admitted to the fall semester, and events take place from late May through August.

    Winter Orientation is tailored specifically to spring admitted students, and events are held from October through early January.

    You will be able to select your preferred date when you sign up for orientation.

    Remember: You must certify your intent to enroll and activate your USC Net ID to receive your invitation.

    Click on the button below to learn more and start your USC journey!

    Your future begins here…