Phases and Guidelines

Phases and Guidelines

While most Trojans will be learning and working remotely, a portion of our community will be on campus. They will be required to follow stringent guidelines and safety requirements to help keep themselves and other members of our community safe.

Eventually, we will all return. The university has developed a phased approach for that return. Those resources are linked below, and they will help us determine when it is safe for everyone to return to campus.

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

The foundation for the university’s goal of a safe campus reopening

Guiding Principles

Phased Approach and Restart Planning

The university will use defined phases based on public health status to determine the return status

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Returning to Campus

This simple checklist outlines the essential things to do to return to campus


General Restart FAQs

Answers to some of the most common questions about returning to campus

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Trojan Community Guidelines

Every student, faculty and staff member, and visitor coming to campus will be required to follow these health measures

Working groups

Restart Working Groups

There are 11 working groups with more than 100 Trojans working to bring our community back to campus


Restart Webinars

Watch recordings of fall 2020-related webinars for students, faculty and staff

Trojan Commitment

Staying safe is a shared responsibility. Make the commitment to keep yourself and your fellow Trojans healthy and happy.

Latest Updates

  • 5/3 – Important Dates — Continuity of Care for Summer 2021
    May 3, 2021 TO:      USC Students FR:      USC Student Health RE:      Important Dates — Continuity of Care for Summer 2021 As we are approaching the end of the spring semester, we remind all students that the Spring Student Health Fee coverage period formally ends on May 23, 2021. Students who would like to continue accessing services (primary…
  • 4/29 – Updated access protocols for UPC
    April 29, 2021 Fellow Trojans, Beginning Monday, May 3, those of you accessing our University Park Campus will notice a number of changes. The perimeter access controls the university put in place at the outset of the pandemic are being removed.  However, CARE Crew personnel will remain in ambassadorial tents throughout campus for the time…
  • 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…
  • 4/26 – Introducing Emily Roxworthy as Dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts
    April 26, 2021 On behalf of President Folt, I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Emily Roxworthy will be joining our community as dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts, effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Roxworthy comes to us from UC San Diego where she is currently Associate Dean of UCSD’s Graduate Division,…
  • 4/19 – Wellness and Prevention Programming for Students
    April 19, 2021 To USC Students: As we prepare for the final wellness days of the semester, we are pleased to announce the programs for our last two wellness days, an expansion of our embedded counselor model, and the launch of an education and harm reduction program to address opioids. Embedded Counselors Model Expands Counseling and Mental…

USC’s campus guidelines for health, hygiene and safety have been developed in conjunction with city, county and state guidelines. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) requires that universities confirm their compliance with established requirements by completing their protocol checklist.