Reminder: Fall Recess – October 14-15

This year’s Fall Recess will be Thursday and Friday, October 14 and 15. The Fall Recess was instituted in 2019 as part of a series of actions toward supporting student wellness.

Search for the New Dean of the USC Thornton School of Music

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed a search committee to identify and recruit the next dean of the USC Thornton School of Music. The dean search advisory committee will be chaired by Elizabeth Daley, Dean, USC School of Cinematic Arts.

University Committee on Academic Review

This past summer, my office, in consultation with the UCAR committee chair, carefully evaluated the Academic Program Review process and determined that changes to the scope of the review can expand its impact.

Fall 2021 Semester Update

We know this semester will pose some unique challenges for the Trojan community as we adjust to on-campus life once again. Many of you have only known USC through photos, videos and Zoom screens. Normal does not look or feel the same as it did before and we must learn to support each other in new ways.

Fall 2021 Welcome

As we begin another semester – one that will pose some unique challenges as we return to in-person teaching and learning – I want to share some initial guidance and resources as we support each other and our students with patience and compassion.

Welcome Back Guidance and Update

On August 14, our students will begin to arrive on campus, move into their housing, and prepare for the start of classes. We are welcoming them back knowing we have worked hard to provide a safe environment for living, working, and studying.