New Student Events: Freshman – Spring

USC Winter Undergraduate Orientation Experience – Welcome Trojans

Week of December 13
All new students must register for Welcome Trojans Orientation program to ensure successful transition to USC and to register for Spring classes. Visit the Orientation Website for reservation details and more information. Once you are registered for Orientation, be sure to check the Winter Orientation Blackboard course for important information and details about Orientation. The course will be live after October 1 and will be accessible through Blackboard in myUSC.

USC Thornton Academic Expectations Presentation

Week of December 13
As part of the Orientation Experience, all Spring admits must attend this Academic Expectations presentation to understand degree requirements, resources available to you as a Thornton student, and to meet the Thornton Student Affairs team. More information will be shared with students via email at least a week prior.

Spring 2021 Course Registration

December 15 or 16
As part of the Welcome Trojans Orientation program, students will register for their Spring coursework on this date. You will be prepared for this registration date through the Academic Expectations Presentation earlier in the week as well as meeting with your academic advisor before this date. More information will be shared with students via email at least a week prior.

Registration and Tuition Deadline

January 7, 5:00PM PST
All new students must register for spring classes and pay their tuition by 5:00PM on Friday, January 7. Failure to meet this deadline may result in late registration and/or late settlement fees. Students are encouraged to pay their bills online at