New Student Events: Arts Leadership — Spring

USC Graduate Student Orientation

August 7, 9:30AM – 2:00PM
All students who are new to USC (both domestic and international) are encouraged to attend USC’s Graduate Orientation on August 7. Reservations are required and can be made via the orientation website, where you can find details about orientation, including a sample schedule.

Arts Leadership Intensive

August 13 through August 17
Arts Leadership Intensive (ARTL 520) is a required course for all MS ARTL students. This weeklong course takes place before the start of other fall semester courses. Please review the ARTL Fall Intensive and Financial Aid page for specific details regarding registration and enrollment in the course.

Arts Leadership Orientation

August 14
As part of ARTL 520 Intensive, a portion of the class meeting on Tuesday, August 14 will be dedicated to an overview of course requirements for the MS ARTL degree and completion of registration for all fall semester courses.

New Student Welcome Luncheon

August 16, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Ramo Lawn

All new music students are strongly encouraged to attend this special lunch for the Thornton School of Music. This is a fantastic opportunity to become better acquainted with Thornton faculty and staff, as well as your fellow students. Please RSVP for the event here. (RSVP by Thursday, August 9)

Registration and Tuition Deadline

August 17, 5:00PM
All new students must register for fall classes and pay their tuition by 5:00PM on Friday, August 17. Failure to meet this deadline may result in late registration and/or late settlement fees. Students are encouraged to pay their bills online at