Computer accounts for all university students.
If you are a new DEN@Viterbi student, you will be provided with a USCNetID. This assigns a computer account for each student, enabling access to USC’s digital library, unique email address, free software and more.
USC Information Technology Services (ITS) provides access to these essential resources and support. Computer accounts are automatically created for Admitted & Limited students enrolled at USC, but they must first be activated. If you experience any issues setting up your account or installing university provided software, please contact USC ITS directly.
Read more about computer accounts here.
USC Email Communication Policy
All Admitted and Limited students are charged a engineering access fee each semester. This fee appears on your fee bill. Faculty and other university offices may use your USC email address as the primary means of communication with you. Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.
To read the USC email communication policies, click here.
Many homework assignments will be based on telneting into USC systems. If you are on the Internet from third party Internet Service Providers (not USC provided), you may need to install USC’s VPN to complete certain projects. Visit the USC software download page, then choose you Operating System, and you can download the Cisco/Intraport VPN Client.
See the Technical Requirements section
Adobe Acrobat Reader
DEN uses the Adobe PDF format for posting many class notes online. Get the free Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking here.