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Category Archives: On Campus

March 12, 2012

Getting Around Los Angeles

Each year we find that more and more students are coming to USC without a car, and inevitably prospective students have a lot of questions about whether or not it’s even possible to get around the city without one. I am happy to report that LA has evolved way beyond the typical “car culture” that everyone has heard of, and offers lots of options for those who have decided to leave their cars at home.

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February 23, 2012

When To Visit Campus

During the next few months, we expect to host many prospective students and their families on campus. Although we’ve touched on the visit programs USC offers in a past blog post, we wanted to address it again since many students make spring travel plans to tour various college campuses.

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February 15, 2012

Local Cuisine


As a Los Angeles native, my favorite thing about this city is the diversity. Los Angeles is an ethnic and cultural hub that allows us to have access to wonderful art museums, musical venues, and my personal favorite, delicious food! I am known in the office for being a food aficionado and am constantly surprised by what Los Angeles and the local USC neighborhood has to offer in this regard.

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November 23, 2011

Traditions at USC

USC is well-known for its school pride and Trojan spirit, yet many students often ask me, “Does USC have any traditions?” My answer? There are TONS of traditions at USC! Many of these traditions can be seen at sporting events, while others take place on campus in the form of student organization competitions.

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November 16, 2011

Discover USC Open House


Only a few days left before we welcome thousands of students and families for the annual Discover USC program on Sunday, November 20! Even if you have visited campus in the past, you’ve never experienced it like this. This full day program is intended for you and your family to immerse yourself in everything USC and get all of your questions answered.

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November 1, 2011

Deadlines and Discover USC


As the fall months slowly disappear one by one, USC’s application deadlines inch closer. One month from today is December 1, 2011. This also happens to be USC’s Merit Scholarship Consideration application deadline for first-year applicants. What exactly does this mean?

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October 28, 2011

Trojan Family Weekend


This weekend is Trojan Family Weekend! Trojan Family Weekend is one of the most exciting, engaging, and long-standing traditions at USC. As you may have guessed, it is a weekend that brings parents, grandparents, and siblings to campus to experience some of the great things that USC offers our students on a daily basis.

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October 20, 2011

Transfer Process


When some students think about going to college, they actually plan on going to more than one college. Many students will spend 1 or 2 years at a community college or other university prior to transferring to USC. There are various reasons why students choose this route of getting to USC.

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October 8, 2011

Things to do at USC

Students are always interested in what there is to do on campus.  Of course, there are clubs and organizations, athletics, Greek life, movie screenings, guest lectures, community service programs, and many other things.

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September 20, 2011

Counselor Conferences

If you’re a high school senior, I’m sure you’ve got a lot on your mind right now. Studying for AP classes. Attending football games. Preparing to end one chapter in your life and begin the next exciting chapter- college.

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