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Next Steps

So you’re in — now comes the fun part! Here are some suggested next steps for admitted USC Dornsife students:



Apply for Housing through USC — The earlier you apply, the more likely you are to be assigned to one of your top residence hall choices. Visit the USC Housing website at to apply now!

Sign Up for an Orientation Session — About a week after you have submitted your Commitment Deposit, you will be invited to sign up for Freshman Orientation. Orientation sessions are offered on-campus throughout the summer. All newly-admitted USC Dornsife majors are asked to attend an Orientation Session before they can enroll in classes. For more information regarding Freshman Orientation, please visit


Complete Your Pre-Orientation Homework — Prior to coming to campus for Orientation, all undergraduate students must complete their first USC homework assignment. This includes a variety of important tasks like sending your final transcripts to USC and completing online placement tests in math, chemistry, and/or foreign language. Find out more here.


Become a part of our Welcome Week Celebration — The USC Dornsife Welcome Picnic will take place in the Tutor Campus Center immediately following New Student Convocation on Thursday, August 21st.


 Take any of the following photos of yourself on Instagram, tag them #Welcome2Dornsife, and follow @USCDornsife on Instagram. If you do not use Instagram, you can email high resolution images to We will show your photos onscreen at the event!

  • Giving “fight on” victory fingers in your hometown

  • Wearing your cap and gown at your high school graduation

  • Posing with your USC acceptance letter

  • Standing in front of Tommy Trojan or somewhere else  recognizable on campus

  • Showing your USC Dornsife pride


All photos must be submitted by August 15th to be included at the event. We look forward to seeing them!


Get Your Questions Answered — Do you have specific questions about the academic program to which you were admitted? Call USC Dornsife Admission at (213)740-5930, or email us at