Publications & Video Library

USC Orientation Programs

Publications & Video Library

Publications & Video Library

The following publications and videos will assist you with your transition to USC. We recommend reviewing these publications both before and after your Orientation session. The information presented in these documents will better assist you in becoming a member of the Trojan Family.

University Publications

These publications are required reading for all new students. You should become familiar with the content of each publication, including the rights and responsibilities you have as a member of the USC community.

USC Catalogue
Undergraduate Student Orientation Handbook
Graduate Student Orientation Handbook
Parent Orientation Handbook

Department Publications

Video Library

Note: Many of the videos below require Microsoft Silverlight. To download Microsoft Silverlight to your computer, click here. 

General Orientation

Campus Safety
Campus Services & Resources
Office of International Services
Student Financial Services
Top 10 Restaurants near USC
Understanding Your Transfer Credit Report (TCR)

Academic Expectations by School

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Davis School of Gerontology
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (including undecided and undeclared)
Keck School of Medicine
Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting
Occupational Therapy
Roski School of Fine Arts
School of Architecture
School of Dramatic Arts
School of Cinematic Arts - Animation and Digital Arts
School of Cinematic Arts - Critical Studies and Production
School of Cinematic Arts-  Media Arts + Practice
School of Cinematic Arts - Writing & Interactive
Sol Price School of Public Policy
Thematic Option
Thornton School of Music
Viterbi School of Engineering

Orientation Presentations

Campus Safety & Services – Freshman/Summer
Campus Services – Transfer/Summer
FERPA & Emergency Protocol at USC
Office of International Services
Residential Colleges/Living on Campus 
Family Matters

Graduate Orientation Presentations

Welcome from Graduate Student Government President Melody Shekari
Watch Presentation |Download Powerpoint File

Welcome from Vice Provost for Graduate Programs Sally Pratt
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Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education and Academic Professional Development
Dr. Jesse Watson, Associate Director of Diversity Outreach and APD
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UPC Libraries
Assistant Dean Jade Winn for Instruction, Assessment, and Engagement
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HSC Libraries
Lynn Kysh, Information Services Librarian
Watch Presentation |Download Powerpoint File

Department of Public Safety
Deputy Chief David Carlisle
Watch Presentation |Download Powerpoint File

Financial Aid
Jessica Medina, Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Watch Presentation |Download Powerpoint File

Student Financial Services and the Cashier's Office
Lory Council, Supervisor
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UPC Student Health Center and USC Student Health Insurance
Heidi Ried-Gonzaga, Marketing Director
Watch Presentation |Download Powerpoint File

HSC Student Health Center and USC Student Health Insurance
Nalani Coleman, R.N., Clinic Manager of Eric Cohen Student Health Center
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Disability Services and Programs
Dr. Eddie Roth, Director
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Graduate Students on "What I Wish I Knew When I Began Studying at USC"
Shruti Sharma — Master's Program in Electrical Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering
Lorien Hunter — PhD Candidate in Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts
Damian Wang --  PhD Candidate, Genetic, Molecular, and Cellular Biology Programs in Biomedical and Biological Sciences, Keck School of Medicine
Watch Presentation |Download Powerpoint File