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

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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

Trojan Commitment

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

Latest Updates

  • 8/2 – COVID-19 Safety Updates for In-Person Activities
    DATE: August 2, 2021  TO: USC Students, Faculty and University Staff  FR: Sarah Van Orman, MD MMM FACHA, Chief Health Officer, USC Student Health,  Keck Medicine of USC; Division Chief for College Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC  RE: COVID-19 Safety Updates for In-Person Activities  As we ready ourselves for in-person programs and activities…
  • 7/29- Appointment of Michael Dalrymple as USC’s chief sustainability officer
    Dear Trojan Community, It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Michael “Mick” Dalrymple as USC’s first chief sustainability officer for operations, effective August 23rd. Mick brings his extensive experience to focus and accelerate university-wide efforts in sustainability. He joins us from Arizona State University, where he most recently served as their director of…
  • 7/27 – Message to Non-Compliant Students
    To: Non-Compliant Students From: Winston B. Crisp, Vice President for Student Affairs Date: July 27, 2021 Subject: Your COVID-19 Vaccine Compliance Status As of today, July 27, 2021, the University of Southern California has not received documentation of your COVID-19 vaccination. All students are required to submit proof of vaccination or request medical or religious…
  • 7/22- Health Alert: Increase in COVID-19 cases in LA County
    TO:               USC Students, Faculty and University Staff FR:                Sarah Van Orman, MD MMM FACHA, Chief Health Officer, USC Student Health, Keck Medicine of USC;  Division Chief for College Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC LA County’s COVID-19 cases have increased by 20-fold compared to last month. On June 21 there were 124 cases. Yesterday,…
  • 7/15 – Health Alert: Indoor Masking Required, Effective Immediately
    July 15, 2021 TO:           USC Students, Faculty and University Staff FR:            Sarah Van Orman, MD MMM FACHA, Chief Health Officer, USC Student Health,  Keck Medicine of USC; Division Chief for College Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC RE:       Health Alert: Indoor Masking Required, Effective Immediately In alignment with the LA County Department of Public…


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.