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.

A Message from President Folt

I want to welcome our students back from fall break. Even a couple of days off can be restorative. These past few weeks have been incredibly difficult for many members of our community. I hope you found time for yourselves and were able to get some much-needed rest.

President Folt’s statement regarding situation in Israel and Gaza (10/10 update)

Resources are available for those on USC campuses who may be in need of support.

Emergency Alert Test Communication

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will hold a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts on Wednesday, October 4.  The tests are scheduled to begin at 11:20 a.m. PT.

A Message from Provost Guzman

Like many of you, university leadership has been following events in the U.S. Congress, as we approach the deadline for a government shutdown, set to begin on Sunday, October 1. At this time, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has not provided final guidance to federal agencies about what actions they may or may not take during a shutdown.

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.

Announcing USC’s Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

It is my pleasure to announce Erik Brink as our new senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer. A highly skilled strategist and leader with a passion for the Trojan Family, Erik has nearly two decades of experience in senior finance roles at USC. Erik graciously agreed to serve in this role in an interim capacity earlier this year.

USC Student Handbook and University Policies

Our student conduct processes focus on education and supporting your next steps to be successful in your personal, academic, and professional lives at USC. Each year offices and academic departments across the entire university review and assess the policies in the handbook. After careful review, the university makes changes to improve efficiency and transparency. 

Green Week at USC

This week we encourage everyone to become sustainability champions and help us achieve our Assignment: Earth goals.

Update about Tropical Storm Hilary

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.