Update about Tropical Storm Hilary

August 20, 2023

Dear USC Community,

We have been monitoring the impacts of Tropical Storm Hilary very closely, and fortunately, have had only isolated flooding at our campuses that won’t impact classes. As a result, we will continue to operate normally, and classes for the fall semester will begin on Monday, August 21 as planned.

Facilities Planning & Management, the Department of Public Safety, and Fire Safety & Emergency Planning will continue monitoring our campuses this evening and overnight so they can address any issues that may arise.

We are aware that the Los Angeles Unified School District has canceled classes on Monday. To our faculty and staff, if you believe that impedes your ability to work (e.g., lack of childcare), please contact your supervisor as soon as possible to discuss options. We also understand that employees could have challenges with roads or other methods of transportation impacting their ability to get to campus; we ask you also contact your supervisor if you are in that situation.

We will continue to post updates on our emergency page at usc.edu/emergency. If there are any changes in operations because of overnight storm impacts, we will share the information through our TrojansAlert system.


Andrew T. Guzman
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

David Wright
Senior Vice President, Administration