7/2 – Phase 5 Guidelines

Dear Colleagues, Effective July 1, the university has formally transitioned to Phase 5 of its phased Restart framework. Last week we announced many of the key items outlined in the Phase 5 Guidelines, including the workforce planning process now underway and our updated vaccination and face covering policies. These plans will  ensure we are ready to support an in-person return…

6/29 – Masking Policy Updates

June 29, 2021 We are writing to give you an update on our masking policy. On Wednesday, we will begin teaching some classes in person during our second summer session and are continuing to plan for a full return to in-person activities on our campuses this Fall, with our undergraduates returning in mid-August and most…

6/16 – Restart Planning Update

June 16, 2021 Dear Colleagues, As the state continues to relax pandemic restrictions, many of you have asked if there is a specific date when USC will return to normal operations. While we are ramping up in-person activities throughout the summer and preparing to welcome students back to campus in August, the simple answer is that there…

5/13 – Fall Update for Incoming Students

May 13, 2021 Welcome New Trojans! Congratulations on your admission and enrollment at USC. We are excited that you have chosen to continue your education at USC and look forward to formally welcoming all of you into the Trojan Family this Fall. Thanks to decreasing COVID-19 rates in Los Angeles and the increasing availability of…

4/27 – Vaccination and Testing Update

April 27, 2021 Dear Trojans, I’m proud that our community is leading the way in vaccination efforts in Los Angeles. As of this week, USC has directly administered more than 67,000 COVID-19 vaccination doses to our patients, faculty, staff, and students, and we have supported the delivery of over one million doses in our community…