A Season of Appreciation: Winter 2022

Highlighting our exceptional students

Our graduate and undergraduate students are at the core of everything we do at USC. This fall we welcomed a new class of undergraduates who represent a diverse and dynamic group of scholars including dancers, artists, athletes, musicians, engineers, and entrepreneurs — many of whom are the first in their families to attend college. We continue to improve access to ensure our doors are open to promising new students who will go on to solve the world’s problems in their chosen fields. Our students have always made a difference in all that they do, but the Class of 2026 is the first to commit to a set of unifying values to enrich our entire community. Read some of the stories below that showcase these Trojans, and more, at their best.

Impressive numbers shape the USC Class of 2026

With a strong showing by first generation college students, the USC Class of 2026 is off and running. Academic achievement and diversity are key characteristics of this impressive group.

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Emotions and pride overflow as new USC students transition from family homes to on-campus life

Meet some of the new Trojans who are making themselves at home at USC this week.

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USC’s new, student-led mariachi band brings back a Trojan tradition

Mariachi Los Troyanos de USC is heavily booked, with gigs on campus, at major city events and on television.

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USC Iovine and Young Academy’s unique learning framework inspires a new kind of high school

USC has historically taken chances on innovative approaches to learning.

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Early Action admission offers a timely alternative for would-be Trojans

It may be a good choice for those who are set on USC and like to get a jump on things. For others, the standard process remains the way to go.

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New ‘student commitment’ introduces Trojans to university’s deeply held values

The commitment, presented at Thursday’s convocation ceremony, encourages students to display integrity, accountability, fairness and communication, and to value diversity.

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Visitors to the peace garden are treated to the partially completed mural by USC student Daniella Leon

Student muralists spruce up Peace Garden near University Park Campus

The mural and garden are part of the University Park Peace Garden Project, launched by the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy to create “a flourishing urban garden in which educational, research and health programming can serve community needs.”

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