Naloxone and Drug Take Back Day (Nov. 16)

On November 16, USC Pharmacies will be running the Fall Drug Take Back Day, where students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to drop off unused drugs that they no longer intend to use.

Great American Smokeout on Nov. 16

USC is committed to promoting a healthy, safe, and comfortable environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. This includes having a smoke-free campus and making our community aware of the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 16, 2023. 

Retirement of Executive Vice Provost Kelvin J. A. Davies

I write today to share that Kelvin J. A. Davies will be stepping down from his post as Executive Vice Provost effective December 31, 2023. He will stay on as Special Advisor to the Provost through the end of February 2024 to assist with the transition of the role, at which time he will return to his well-earned retirement. 

Update on Campus Hate Speech and New Government Actions Regarding Antisemitism and Islamophobia

Over the past three weeks, we’ve been in conversation with many faculty, students, staff, alumni, and parents who have been personally and profoundly impacted by the violence in Israel and Gaza. 

Yesterday, the federal government announced new actions to address antisemitism and Islamophobia on college campuses.

2023 Winter Recess update

In recognition of your hard work, we are pleased to announce that USC will be offering an extended Winter Recess for all eligible employees, to begin on Thursday, December 21, 2023, and end on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. We will return to the office on January 3, 2024.

Update to Respiratory Season Vaccines (Flu and COVID-19)

Following up to the previous campus message on Sept. 28 regarding the recommendations for the flu and COVID-19 vaccines, we are sharing this update on coverage for the 2023 COVID-19 vaccine for employees.

USC Trojans Alert

[[DRILL ONLY]] Drop, Cover & Hold On now. USC is participating in the Great ShakeOut, an earthquake preparedness day.

Earthquake Preparedness and The Great Shakeout

USC will participate in the 16th Annual Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill at 10:19 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023.

2023 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

The USC Department of Public Safety today posted the 2023 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (ASR). This report is mandated by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a federal law that requires colleges and universities across the country to disclose information about crimes reported on campus and its surrounding areas.

Updates to COVID-19 Protocols

We are sharing with our community recent updates to measures related to COVID-19 safety, as emergency declarations for our state and region have recently ended, marking a significant chapter close in the long journey of COVID-19 from pandemic to endemic illness.