USC’s beautiful and historic University Park campus is a great destination for visitors to Los Angeles. This video offers a preview of what’s in store when you come to campus–classic architecture, park-like grounds, museums, cafés, entertainment and more.

Campus Life

Beyond the classroom, USC offers an exciting array of activities. Every student has the opportunity to pursue extracurricular interests, including leadership opportunities, recreational sports, a rich spiritual life and a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities.

KUSC – the largest public classical radio station in the country, offering classical music and arts programming to radio listeners

USC Arts and Events Calendar – the most up-to-date list of on campus events

USC Fisher Gallery – contains both contemporary and old master exhibitions and provides tours, lectures, music and other events to enhance the viewing experience

USC Spectrum – brings a season of nationally and internationally known artists to campus each year for the education and entertainment of the USC community

Visions and Voices – highlights USC’s excellence in the arts and humanities, the initiative provides a unique, inspiring, and provocative experience for all USC students, regardless of discipline, and challenges them to embrace a level of engagement with the performing arts that goes beyond mere passive consumption

Community Service – The Volunteer Center is a primarily student-run department within the Division of Student Affairs that offers exciting opportunities for students, alumni, faculty, and staff to get involved with the community. Each year, the Volunteer Center organizes numerous service projects, identifies volunteer opportunities

USC Recreational Sports – offers a variety of activities including over 52 active club sports teams run by students and an Intramural Sports Program with offerings that include Innertube Water Polo, Dodgeball, and Flag Football

Lyon Recreation Center – features the Main Gym, 21,800 sq. ft. for basketball, badminton, volleyball; the Klug Family Fitness Center (weight room); an auxiliary gym (cardiovascular equipment); the Robinson Fitness Room (SCycling bikes); a stretching room; racquetball and squash courts; a climbing wall; ping pong tables; a group exercise studio; a sauna and Jacuzzi; and a Pro Shop for equipment rentals and sales

USC Trojan Athletics – has a strong tradition of excellence – since 1912, USC is the only university in the world to have a gold medal-winning athlete in every summer Olympiad

USC Ticket Office – the outlet for all USC athletic event tickets as well as USC arts and entertainment events and discounted tickets for local attractions

USC offers personal enrichment courses for students including classes in music, dance, acting, nutrition, stress management, animation, game development, film and television production, screenwriting and calligraphy. A list of these 2-unit courses is available for each academic term in the left-hand menu under the Schedule of Classes.

The Office of Religious Life sponsors a variety of opportunities for exploring the spiritual dimensions of your life and learning. They provide the resources to help you find a religious home base or form a new group, handle an ethical dilemma or research a paper topic. The Office sponsors campus programs with a moral, religious or spiritual focus.
There are 750+ student-run organizations on USC’s campus that encompass all aspects of life – academic, cultural, political, recreational, religious, service and social. Whatever your interest, there is bound to be a group for you – and if not, you can start one yourself.
Viterbi has over 15 engineering student organizations and professional societies designed to enhance your years of study at USC. The Engineering Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is composed of all Viterbi graduate students. EGSA addresses the needs and concerns of Viterbi graduate students and promotes interaction amongst students with their engineering orientation, an annual banquet and numerous other events throughout the year.