Visit Campus

Do More Than Just a Campus Tour…

We have year-round programs perfect for high school juniors and seniors
Check out the programs offered weekly specifically designed for our transfer applicants
Read our frequently asked questions (FAQs) about visiting campus and meeting with us
If you can’t make it to campus, see when we’re heading to a major city near you

Visiting a college campus is the best way to find out if a school is the right fit for you.

Walk around, talk to students, and get a feel for the area – as a place to study and a place to live.

The best way to learn more about USC Viterbi and get all off your questions answered is to come to one of our On Campus Programs. This will give you the opportunity to get a feel for the campus, talk to current engineering students, learn more about the engineering curricula, and get all your questions answered about USC and the Viterbi School.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission has specifically designed campus visit programs for prospective students. At these programs you will have the opportunity to explore the campus, speak with a Viterbi student and staff in order to gain a better sense of the community here at USC. We strongly recommend visiting during one of the programs listed below. Visiting outside of these programs can significantly diminish your ability to meet with Viterbi representatives as we will be at all of the scheduled programs.

Please be sure to make a reservation or appointment before making travel arrangements for any of the listed programs.

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In this episode, current students ask Paul some of your burning questions about the application process, busting some myths about admission along the way. Catch us talking about the infamous quick take section of USC’s app, the importance of “the essay,” and whether you really need straight A’s to get a shot at studying engineering. Check out some of our other popular episodes like Admission FAQs and Trojan Family Weekend!

Viterbi Voices: The Podcast is your chance to hear stories about research, classes, student life, and more directly from our faculty, students, and other members of our engineering community. Click the link below to see the rest of our episodes!

Freshman (First-Year) Applicants

If you’re thinking about applying as a first-year student, we have 2 programs that would be perfect for you to learn all about USC and the Viterbi School of Engineering.

Meet USC








MEET USC FEATURES: A presentation with USC Admission, a Campus Tour, meeting with Viterbi Admission and Viterbi Students, a Tour of Engineering Facilities, and more!

This half day program is designed as the most comprehensive visit option for students and families to learn about Engineering at USC.  Designed especially for high school students, this program includes an information session with Admission, a walking tour of campus and a meeting with the Viterbi School of Engineering built in to the program.  Meet USC’s run most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout the year.

Reservations are required for this program.  Due to occasional conflicts with other on-campus events, Meet USC may not be always be available. Please check availability and make an appointment.

Meet USC is a half-day program that runs year around, starts at 8:30am and 12:30pm every:
  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Friday

Register for Meet USC

Viterbi EXPO at Discover USC








DISCOVER USC FEATURES: 2 large presentations from Viterbi Admission, Campus Tours, Panel Discussions with Viterbi Students, Lab Tours, the Viterbi Student Organization EXPO and more!

This full day program will provide you and your family with an opportunity to meet staff from Undergraduate Admission, Financial Aid and the Viterbi School of Engineering, in addition to current Viterbi students, faculty, and staff.

During Discover USC, the Viterbi School hosts an Engineering Open House called Viterbi EXPO.  The EXPO is an open house for our students, faculty, and staff to showcase the numerous opportunities to get involved.  We will host information sessions about academic services and provide tours of the labs used by our undergraduate student design teams and research projects.

Check out the Viterbi Expo Page to learn more about the event and see all the items we hosted at last years expo!
Discover USC is a full-day program that runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the following date:
  • November 18, 2018

Learn More about Viterbi EXPO

Transfer Applicants

If you’re thinking about applying as a transfer student, we have a couple programs where you can learn all about University and the Viterbi School.

Transfer Day







TRANSFER DAY FEATURES: A presentation from Viterbi Admission, Campus Tours, Academic Department Visits, and more!

If you have questions about engineering and the transfer process – then Transfer Day is for you.  Transfer Day is a half-day comprehensive program designed to give you the most in-depth look at the transfer process and academic life at USC. Specifically, the program includes presentations on the admission process, transfer credit policy, academics, financial aid. You will also have the opportunity to visit an academic department or take a campus tour. Reservations are required.

If any of our Transfer Day programs are full, please consider attending the Discover USC & the Viterbi EXPO or one of our weekly Transfer Information Sessions.

Transfer Day is a half-day program with a morning session 9:00am to 1:00pm and an afternoon session 1:00pm to 5:00pm on the following dates:
  • Friday, September 14th, 2018
  • Friday, October 26th, 2018
  • Friday, November 30th, 2018
  • Friday, January 11th, 2019

Register for Transfer Day

Transfer Presentation





THE TRANSFER PRESENTATION FEATURES: A presentation from USC Admission Specifically for Transfer Students

Lead by the USC Admission staff.  This program does not include a meeting with a Viterbi Admission counselor.

If you can’t make it to a Transfer Day (see above) then you may want to consider attending this program. Led by a USC admission counselor, this one-hour session is designed to help students prepare to transfer to USC. These sessions only cover general information about transferring to USC rather than specific information about engineering.  It is strongly recommended that you contact a Viterbi Transfer Advisor if you are only able to attend one of this general information session. Reservations are required.

The Transfer presentation is a 1 hour program that starts at 3:00PM every:
  • Tuesday

Register for a Transfer Info Session

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have a lot of questions about visiting campus. Take a look at our answers to some of your frequently asked questions (FAQs).

I can't make it to campus, can I still meet with someone from Viterbi admission?

Can’t make it to Campus?  Don’t worry, we may be in your area.

In the fall, USC hosts a number of receptions across the country for prospective students and their families.  Check our Off Campus Events page for more information.

I tried signing up for Meet USC but the date and time I am looking for is not available.

Although Meet USC it typically available all Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, occasionally the program appears full or we have a conflict.

We can often add additional guests in to the Engineering presentation. Please contact our office at or (213) 740 – 4530 to make arrangements or find out about possible alternatives.

I am a transfer student who cannot attend transfer day. Is there another option to meet with the Viterbi admission staff?

Although Transfer Day is the best and most comprehensive way to get information on transferring to Viterbi, our admission staff are here to assist you over the phone or in person.

Please be certain to contact our office at or (213) 740 – 4530 to schedule an appointment before coming to campus. Due to other programs our admission advisors are often not available for walk-in appointments.

I can only make it to campus on a Tuesday, Thursday, or at a time when Meet USC is not available

Although Meet USC is the best and most comprehensive way to get information on applying to Viterbi, our admission staff are here to assist you over the phone or in person.

Please be certain to contact our office at or (213) 740 – 4530 to schedule an appointment before coming to campus. Due to other programs our admission advisors are often not available for walk-in appointments.

Do you have any weekend programs?

We do our best to accommodate all visitors to campus but unfortunately we do not offer weekend admission receptions except for Discover USC & The Viterbi EXPO which is scheduled for the fall semester.

If you are planning on visiting campus and would like to meet with someone from our team, please contact our office at or (213) 740 – 4530 to make arrangements to see us during the week.

Come Visit Us!

Check out some of our upcoming programs on the Viterbi Calendar. Reach out to some of our current students to hear their perspective!

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Hear the student's perspective

The Viterbi Student Ambassadors are here to tell you all about their lives as engineers. They remember what it was like to be in your shoes just a few years ago, trying to figure out which school is the best fit for you. Head over to Viterbi Voices to read blogs, watch videos, listen to podcasts and more about their lives. Learn more about engineering life, student orgs, and get to know some current students!

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