Fall 2017 Entering Graduate Students

Congratulations on your admission into the USC Viterbi School of Engineering graduate programs! We are proud of your achievements and we enthusiastically welcome you to our community of scholars. We have created this New Student Information page to provide you with important information, links to pages, documents, and videos that will help you prepare for the start of your first semester at USC.

Welcome to the Trojan family and Fight On!

Orientations (By Student Groups)
Orientations are scheduled from August 9, August 10, & August 11, 2017. You are required to attend only one session based on your admitted academic department.  Please register to the corresponding link in the chart below.

All sessions begin at 8:30 am and end by 4:30 pm.

Academic DepartmentDate/Time                                                     Registeration
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering (AME)Thursday, August 10Register Now
Astronautical Engineering (ASTE)Thursday, August 10Register Now
Biomedical Engineering (BME)Friday, August 11Register Now
Chemical Engineering, Material Science & Petroleum Engineering (CHE/MASC/PTE)Thursday, August 10Register Now
Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)Thursday, August 10Register Now
Computer Science/Informatics (CSCI)Wednesday, August 9Register Now
Electrical Engineering (EE)Friday, August 11Register Now
Green Technologies (GRNT)Thursday, August 10Register Now
Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE)Thursday, August 10Register Now
Systems Architecting & Engineering (SAE)Thursday, August 10Register Now

*USC Viterbi Master’s students should NOT register in the general USC Graduate Student Orientation Program

Fall 2017 DEN@Viterbi Online Orientations
DEN@Viterbi students will have the opportunity to participate in our general and program specific online orientations. These online interactive orientations will be a great forum to ask questions about registration, degree progress, academic support, student services, and provides an opportunity to meet your advisors and classmates. A recording of the session and a copy of the presentation will be available for those students who were unable to participate in the live on-line session.

Fall 2017 DEN@Viterbi Orientation Schedule

Department/ProgramDate and Time
Register/View Recording
DEN@Viterbi General Fall 2017 Orientation
Course registration, technical support, tuition and fees, course management system, homework and exams
July 31, 2017
5:30pm – 7:00pm PST
Presentation

View Recording

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME)August 3, 2017
10:00am PST
Presentation

View Recording

Astronautical Engineering (ASTE)August 2, 2017
10:00am PST
Presentation

View Recording

Biomedical Engineering (BME)August 8, 2017
1:00pm PST
Presentation

View Recording

Chemical Engineering (CHE), Materials Science (MASC), and Petroleum Engineering (PTE)August 1, 2017
10:00am PST
Presentation

View Recording

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)August 4, 2017
10:00am PST
Presentation

View Recording

Computer Science (CSCI)August 1, 2017
1:00pm PST
Presentation

View Recording

Cyber SecuritySame as CSCISee CSCI
Electrical Engineering (EE) and Green Technologies (GRNT)August 8, 2017
10:00am PST
Presentation

View Recording

Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE)August 3, 2017
1:00pm PST
Presentation

View Recording

Systems Architecting & Engineering (SAE)August 2, 2017
11:00am PST
Presentation

View Recording

You will be able to participate in these orientations via WebEx, an online web and audio conferencing tool. You can listen to the orientation and participate in the icebreaker with either a computer headset or telephone.  You may also ask questions via the chat panel. The link provided below will allow you to register as a participant and then you will be sent the appropriate link to join the session:

Check to make sure your system will allow you to join WebEx and install any plugins if you use Chrome or Firefox.  Finally, you can test your system to make sure it all works.  Let us know if you have any problems getting WebEx up and running.

View the previous semester DEN@Viterbi Orientations here: DEN@Viterbi Orientation Archive

Welcome and Orientation for all new Viterbi Ph.D. students

Time: 8:30am-12:00pm
Location: Epstein Family Engineering Plaza

A continental breakfast will be provided.

RSVP requested by Friday, August 4, 2017.

Instructions for PhD students receiving Fellowships or Assistantships (RA or TA)

Domestic Students with Fellowships

International Students with Fellowships

Domestic Students with Assistantships

International Students with Assistantships

Please download the checklist below to complete the steps necessary for you to enroll at the university (for both MS and PhD students).

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents 
International Students

DEN@Viterbi Checklist Fall 2017

PhD Students with Fellowships or Graduate Assistantships

We know that the time leading up to your arrival at USC can be exciting and a bit overwhelming. Please see documents below for answers to some questions you may have after admission.

Note: the following contents only apply to residential (on-campus) Master’s students at the Viterbi Schoolf of Engineering.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents FAQ
International Students FAQ

Viterbi Welcome Week Events

Welcome Week begins August 14, 2017. Event details will be available at the beginning of August 2017.