President Folt kicks off Earth Month 2024

April 2, 2024 President Folt kicks off Earth Month 2024. Find out what USC is doing toward sustainability.

Announcing USC’s Vice President for Presidential Initiatives

February 22, 2024 I am writing today to let you know that I have appointed Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan as vice president for presidential initiatives. This is a new role in my office, designed specifically to help the provost, senior vice president for health affairs, senior vice president for research and innovation, and me to implement…

Thank You for Making Your Voice Heard!

February 21, 2024 I appreciate all of you who took the time to share your thoughts with us through the USC Culture Survey. Your anonymous feedback regarding our university culture – and the extent to which you see our Unifying Values being lived out through your experiences and interactions – are essential to the current…

Announcing the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Institute for Public Policy & Government Service

February 8, 2024 Dear Trojan community, There are times in the life of a university when a vision and an opportunity align to become a powerful force to serve the public good. Our longtime trustee Leonard D. Schaeffer and his late wife, Pamela, have given USC that opportunity with a transformational $59 million gift to…

Announcing the inaugural director of the USC School of Advanced Computing

February 1, 2024 Today, I am excited to announce that Dr. Gaurav Sukhatme has been appointed the inaugural director of USC’s new School of Advanced Computing. This vibrant new hub is central to USC’s $1B-plus, 10-year Frontiers of Computing presidential moonshot.  Gaurav is executive vice dean of engineering and Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Chair in…

Your voice matters. Take the USC Culture Survey.

January 18, 2024 Dear fellow Trojan, Our spring semester is now well underway, and I have never been more appreciative to be part of this institution. At USC, we have an inspiring mission that affords us the opportunity to shape the world’s future through our contributions in every field imaginable. With opportunities come responsibilities, and…

New Student Convocation: Spring 2024

January 5, 2024 Hello and welcome to the 2024 New Student Convocation at the University of Southern California! This beautiful morning, we’re celebrating 2,390 outstanding incoming undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Congratulations! You’re a beautiful sight. We’re honored you’ve chosen to continue your education at USC. This is an exciting moment. Take a deep breath.…

President Folt’s spring semester welcome

Welcome back, Trojans! Hope you’ll check this video out and enjoy some highlights of the term ahead. Fight on! – President Folt

Season’s Greetings from President Folt

Embrace the spirit of love as we unite in joy and kindness during this festive season. Enjoy this video with a special performance by the USC Thornton Chamber Singers, accompanied by a heartfelt message from President Carol Folt.

Western Region Summit on Antisemitism in Higher Education

November 6, 2023 Thank you – and welcome, everyone. It’s a privilege to greet you on behalf of USC to the Western Region Summit on Antisemitism in Higher Education. Tomorrow marks one month since the horrific October 7 terrorist attacks by Hamas in Israel. I ask that we take a moment to remember family and…