Trojans Together Again: Fall 2021

A Triumphant Return

At long last, we’re back to education in person. In science labs and libraries, on dance floors and dormitory floors, Trojan thinkers and doers are the lifeblood of the university. See how students, faculty and staff returned to USC and learn how the university has put safeguards in place to boost safety.

Students from Kaufman school of dance react to their introduction during new student convocation

New student convocation welcomes two classes to the Trojan Family

The Trojan tradition takes on special meaning for first- and second-year students who are experiencing USC in person for the first time.

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Students and parents receive directions from staff during this week’s move-ins.

It’s good to be here: New and returning students share how it feels to be on campus

As first- and second-year students finally begin their in-person Trojan experience, a series of fun events — and support groups — are designed to help them settle in.

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Parents move in their USC student during Move-In Week

Students and parents reawaken the University Park Campus as move-ins continue

Classes must be just around the corner: Check out some of the sights as students make their way to their USC homes.

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USC students in masks pose by Tutor Campus Center

USC is doing everything it can to make this a safe school year

USC resumes its in-person academic mission with proper protocols and safeguards in place, ensuring a safe environment for living, working, and studying. 

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First-year MD candidates cheer during the White Coat ceremony on the Health Sciences Campus at the Keck School

White Coat Ceremony at med school welcomes future doctors

The Keck School of Medicine of USC held White Coat ceremonies for the Classes of 2024 and 2025 on successive days as hundreds of students celebrated with family and friends at a tradition that could not be held last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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USC's Spread Care Face Mask

Students’ COVID-19 positivity rate is far below L.A. County’s rate

Only about 0.44% of students have tested positive for coronavirus, compared to 3.52% for county residents. Nearly 27,000 students have been tested.

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“The Well” was created by artist and USC faculty member Enrique Martínez Celaya, pictured here closest to the sculpture.

A new era for public art begins at USC

The installation of a 13-foot bronze piece by USC faculty member Enrique Martínez Celaya heralds a re-imagining of the arts at the university.

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Students talk with Rachel Freeman-Cohen (back to camera) at the LGBTQ+ table.

Students welcomed with diverse offerings and opportunities to build connection

USC’s Student Equity and Inclusion Programs kick off fall with a message from the university’s many identity-specific resource centers and student communities: “You belong here.”

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