USC Orientation Programs
Become an Orientation Advisor
Orientation Advisors assist new students and parents in their transition to USC and Southern California. In addition to the excitement of introducing new students to the Trojan Family, you have the chance to expand your resume, work as a part of a team of elite student leaders, and build strong leadership and communication skills. Applications for Orientation Advisors for on-campus summer programs are available the first day of classes in the fall semester. In addition, select students are hired to serve as Orientation Advisors for the off-campus Orientation Programs in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Students must be from these areas to serve as Orientation Advisors for these programs. Applications for Orientation Advisors for off-campus programs are available the first day of classes in the spring semester. For more information, contact Orientation Programs at 213.740.7767.
The First-Year 15 program seeks to create a welcoming, supportive environment for first year students; both freshmen and transfer, to ensure this common experience for them all. First-Year 15 identifies fifteen thematic areas that will connect students to the campus community, promote a healthier lifestyle, strengthen their academic and professional aspirations, and provide opportunities for civic engagement and leadership development. For more information about First-Year 15 and to sign-up for the program, click here.
I am a Trojan
“I am a Trojan” is a university-wide initiative dedicated to creating a common language around our shared values of faithful, scholarly, skillful, courageous, and ambitious. For information about “I am a Trojan,” including student spotlights and a schedule of activities, click here.
Spring Welcome is a week-long program designed to welcome students admitted for the spring semester. Annual activities include Trojan Nights in Tommy's Place, Explore LA trips, Tommy’s Campus Quest, and the Involvement Fair. Spring Welcome begins on the Thursday immediately prior to the start of the spring semester and goes through the first week of classes. For more information on Spring Welcome, click here.
The Division of Student Affairs is devoted to creating an integrated learning experience that helps students reach their educational, personal, and professional aspirations. Student Affairs helps create a campus community where students are prepared to contribute to a changing world. For information on the departments that make up the Division of Student Affairs, click here.
The United States: An American Culture Series
The United States: An American Culture Series is a 13-week seminar series designed to introduce new international students to the culture of the United States and the surrounding regional area. In addition, the series is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of campus resources and connect them to the Trojan Family. For more information and/or to enroll in this series, contact Orientation Programs at 213.740.7767.
Welcome Week is the official start of the academic year each fall semester with a wide-range of activities designed to help you acclimate to your new home. Annual programs include the New Student Convocation, Micro-seminars, Friends and Neighbors Day of Service, and the Involvement Fair. Welcome Week begins on Move-In Day and goes through the first week of classes. For information on Welcome Week, click here.