Events and Activities

Public and private gatherings are now allowed on USC campuses and properties. Please review the Phase 5 Event Planning Guidelines before planning an event. All events and guests must abide by the Phase 5 policies, along with any USC campus access and masking policies.

General Questions

An event/gathering is defined as:

  • Any gathering of two or more people for 15 minutes or more
  • Any situation which involves external vendors (tent set up by rental company, catering, etc.)

Any event that is organized, sponsored or funded by the university, USC students, faculty, staff, schools, departments, units or a university sponsor would qualify.

Please email covid19@usc.edu if you have any questions and/or concerns.

Some events may require verification of vaccine or negative testing status. For these events, guests must show photo identification and either proof of vaccination or a pre-entry negative COVID-19 viral test within 72 hours for entry.

Trojan Check verification is required for ALL events, whether the audience is comprised of USC students, faculty, staff, or outside guests, prior to their entry to the event. Confirming Trojan Check fulfills the symptom check requirement and verifies vaccination/testing status for USC students, faculty and staff.

For further information on what events should require verification, please see here.

In alignment with the revised Public Health Officer order, masking is no longer required at outdoor events. University-sponsored outdoor events of all sizes no longer require masking for attendees.

Beginning March 7, 2022, masking will no longer be required indoors in most locations on USC campuses. This includes classes, labs, offices, libraries, recreational facilities, dining facilities, and athletic facilities.

Local, state, and federal guidance requires continued masking in health care facilities (including patient care buildings and testing sites) and on public transportation (including USC shuttles). Masking may also be required in certain circumstances, like in the event of an outbreak on campus.

On-Campus Recreational and Academic Activities

Outdoor recreation spaces are available, and campus open spaces are available for events. Spaces must be reserved through Outdoor Scheduling, and event permits must be requested and approved.

Yes, indoor spaces are available for events. Spaces must be reserved, and an event permit must be requested and approved for all events.

Yes, indoor and outdoor spaces are available for events. Spaces must be reserved, and an event permit must be requested and approved for all events.

Visit and log into myrecsports.usc.edu using your USC NetID credentials. Detailed instructions on how to use the system are here. You will receive an email confirmation for your reservation.

Yes, Trojan Check compliance is required for all individuals accessing campus for any purpose. Please visit the Trojan Check website for more information.