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
Parent 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 and Personal Safety 
Office of International Services
Student Financial Services 

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)
Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy
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

*Videos may reflect 2013/14 dates but content is still relevant for 2014/15 School year.  Videos will be updated throughout the summer.

Orientation Presentations

FERPA & Emergency Protocol at USC
Family Matters

Graduate Orientation Presentations

Welcome from Graduate Student Government President 
Watch Presentation 

Welcome from Vice Provost for Graduate Programs Sally Pratt
Watch Presentation 

Graduate Student Advocated for Student Relations and Diversity
Watch Presentation

Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education and Academic Professional Development
Watch Presentation 

UPC Libraries
Watch Presentation 

HSC Libraries
Watch Presentation 

Department of Public Safety
Watch Presentation 

Student Financial
Watch Presentation 

Graduate Student Helath Insurance
Watch Presentation

UPC Student Health Center 
Watch Presentation 

HSC Student Health Center 
Watch Presentation 

Disability Services and Programs
Watch Presentation 

Sexual Harassment Prevention and Reporting
Watch Presentation

Graduate Students on "What I Wish I Knew When I Began Studying at USC
Watch Presentation