Reenergized to Reunite

Coming This Fall

Excitement is building: We’re planning to come back to the University Park Campus! Under science-based guidance, we are cautiously charting a return to vibrant in-person university life. Even as many of us are still working and studying from home, the signs of hope ahead are unmistakable. New faces are joining the university, both in our student body and in the classroom. They’ll find new and upgrades places on campus and exciting new projects to tackle. Take a look at some of what’s coming in autumn.

Heraldic flags are marched through between Bovard administration building and Doheny library

Incoming students will come from a diverse, accomplished class

Diversity and academic achievement distinguish the newest Trojans, including a record number of first-generation college students.

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Students view their acceptance letters online

See students’ excitement at getting into USC, on video

No matter where they’re from or how they found out, these potential future USC students all shared the thrill of getting their acceptance notices.

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Emily Roxworthy

Emily Roxworthy named new dean at Dramatic Arts

Currently the associate dean of the Graduate Division at the University of California, San Diego, Roxworthy will join USC in July.

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New student lounge at USC Cultural Center

See where many USC students will hang out — and find a place to belong — this fall

Remodeled cultural centers and lounges will give Trojans a place to meet up, talk and make friends. Get a first look at them in photos.

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Chanita Hughes-Albert

Chanita Hughes-Albert to advance equity at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

A nationally recognized leader in cancer prevention and minority health research, she joins USC from Medical University of South Carolina. She has dedicated her career to reducing health disparities among patients from underrepresented communities.

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SARS-CoV-2 illustration

USC Chan commits $2.5 million to post-pandemic response

Three-year initiative to fast-track projects addressing occupational needs and health of individuals, families and communities.

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Gerald Lawson

Endowed fund boosts people of color in game design and tech

USC Games Launches Scholarship Fund named for African-American Games Pioneer, Gerald A. Lawson

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Lisa Pon (left) and Nina C. Young have been awarded 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships.

Faculty members to take Guggenheim fellowships

Art historian Lisa Pon is recognized for exploring Renaissance artist Raphael’s collaborations, while composer Nina C. Young is known for her genre-defying work.

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Maria Rodriguez with her son, Christopher Chavez

NAI student gets accepted by USC and gets a full ride – he’d be first in his family to get college degree

Five years ago, Christopher Chavez and his family committed to the university’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative, a decision that transformed their future.

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