Summer Start

New Master's Summer Start Students

Summer Start Academic Sessions 

Summer Start Resources

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Summer Session 1 - Course Information

Computer Science 

  • CSCI 585: Database Systems (Course Dates: May 18, 2022-June 28, 2022)

Summer Session 2 - Course Information

Computer Science 

  • CSCI 570: Analysis of Algorithms (Course Dates: June 29, 2022 -August 9, 2022)

New Student Orientation for Summer Start Session 1 & 2

Online Orientation Course

The orientation course is offered on our Desire2Learn (D2L) platform. You will receive 2 emails. The first email will prompt you to set up your password and profile. The second email will invite you to complete the orientation course.

New Student Welcome

The New Student Welcome is a mandatory event to start your first semester with a good foundation and prepare you for success. You will meet the VASE Graduate Student Affairs Team, as well as your Academic Department Advisors, and have an opportunity to network with other students. Updates will be sent to your USC email account.


Orientation for Summer Start Session 1: May 19 (Thursday) & May 20 (Friday), 2022 

Orientation for Summer Start Session 2: June 30 (Thursday) & July 1 (Friday), 2022

(only one orientation session is required)

RSVP for your Orientation here: Summer Start Orientation RSVP - USC Viterbi | Current Students

New Student Advantage

The New Student Advantage are information sessions hosted by Viterbi Career Connections and USC Health and Mental Wellness. Learning about both of these important offices help you to hit the ground running.

Welcome Experience

Your first few weeks as a new USC student are filled with opportunities for you to explore all that USC has to offer and settle in with your new Trojan Family. The entire university is committed to supporting you throughout your USC student journey and beyond. During your USC Welcome Experience, you’ll meet new people, discover communities and programs for every interest and identity, and attend a robust array of virtual events and activities – both big and small – designed just for you!

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International Students

Additional Information 

Published on April 2nd, 2021

Last updated on May 16th, 2022