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Category Archives: On Campus

January 30, 2013

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait…Hopefully


So it’s been a while since you’ve submitted your last college application. The stress and anxiety you felt from meeting deadlines, submitting test scores, following up on letters of recommendation, are all gone. You may have a few free weekends in the future where you can actually relax. But then again, there is still that one nagging question, the one that keeps you up at night: What colleges are going to accept me?

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January 8, 2013

New Year, New Bloggers

Everyone  here in the admission office is looking forward to what the new year has in store. One change that is already upon us is some new voices on the admission blog. Meredith Schweitzer Britt will stay on as our veteran blogger, but as you may have read in the previous post, Corey Marquetti will be moving on to other responsibilities in our office.
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves:
Courtney Wilk: Hi! My name is Courtney, and

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December 20, 2012

Visiting Campus over the Holiday Break? No problem!

I spent part of my Monday morning at USC’s bookstore while our file review system was temporarily down.  In the midst of finding the exact size and item that I was looking to buy as a Christmas gift for a family member, I took a moment to pause and look around—the bookstore was incredibly busy!  I wondered what was going on and realized that not only are finals winding down this week, but students are preparing to go back home for the holiday break and were also doing some last-minute gift shopping. 

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November 13, 2012

Discover USC Open House

In just a few days, our campus will be hosting the annual Discover USC Open House on Sunday, November 18.  This large all-day event is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to explore campus.  Campus tours will be available throughout the day, in addition to various sessions covering topics such as academic programs, campus life, the admission process and financial aid.  Whether it’s your first time visiting campus or your 20th visit, Discover USC is a wonderful chance to interact with our staff, faculty and current students and to get to know the various academic departments on a deeper level.

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October 23, 2012

Family Weekend

This past weekend, USC hosted its annual Family Weekend to welcome parents and families of current students to campus. Guests were able to attend classes with their student, hear from President Nikias, cheer on the Trojan football team, and take part in many other events throughout the weekend.

One special program showcased a conversation with Gary Tuchman, a CNN National Correspondent. We are fortunate to have him provide his perspective on being a proud parent of two USC students as a guest blog contributor this week.  Keep reading to hear a USC parent’s perspective.

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October 16, 2012

Space Shuttle Near Campus

USC’s campus experienced a once-in-a-lifetime event last month when the space shuttle Endeavour flew over campus on the top of an airplane. Now that the shuttle has completed its last flight, it has found a permanent home at the California Science Center in Exposition Park located directly across the street from USC!

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September 13, 2012

Learning More About USC


There is a lot to know about USC.  As admission counselors we are charged with learning about150 majors and 150 minors across 14 departments. Each summer we dedicate time to visit with representatives, professors and current students from our academic departments to be brought up to speed on the new and exciting things happening on campus.

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August 23, 2012

Welcome Back, Students!

Summer is coming to a close.  Classes at USC resume next week.  And the most exciting things are happening on campus this week—our students are moving in!  Our campus is busy with students and families getting everything all set for the academic year.  Welcome Week has officially begun.

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