Attendees pose for photos and take part in the full USC football experience during the Trojan Family Weekend Tailgate held in Alumni Park. (Photo/Sarah M Golonka)

Student Life

Annual Trojan Family Weekend celebrates USC’s spirit and successes

Highlights of the four-day event included a concert by A Flock of Seagulls, the Trojan Family Weekend Tailgate and a win against the Washington State University Cougars.

October 11, 2022

This year’s Trojan Family Weekend, held from Oct. 6 to 9, welcomed families, visiting students and alums to the campus. The annual event showcased more than 200 unique programs, including faculty lectures, workshops and tours on campus, offering visitors an in-person look at USC’s teaching, research and public service. President Carol L. Folt emphasized this service at her welcome speech on Friday, Oct. 7, in which she called USC “a private [university] with a public heart.” She also highlighted USC’s successes in academic rankings, sustainability and health equity research.

It was also a weekend of fun and celebration, with the Trojan Marching Band rallying attendees throughout various events. On Thursday, Oct. 6, Visions and Voices hosted a concert by the new wave band A Flock of Seagulls. Trojans danced to the group’s 1980s hits, including the chart-topper “I Ran (So Far Away),” at McCarthy Quad.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, USC hosted the Trojan Family Weekend tailgate at Alumni Park before the football game against the Washington State University Cougars. (USC won, 30-14.)

A photo of the band A Flock of Seagulls performing at USC.
A Flock of Seagulls kicked off the weekend’s festivities with a concert at McCarthy Park on Thursday, Oct. 6. (Photo/Sarah M Golonka)

USC cheerleaders at a football rally
Spirit leaders, football team members, and song girls keep spirits fighting on with the Trojan Marching Band at Cromwell Field during the Trojan Football Rally. (Photo/Sarah M Golonka)

President Carol L. Folt poses with Trojan families during Trojan Family Weekend.
President Carol L. Folt welcomes families to campus during Trojan Family Weekend. (Photo/Jillian Pih)

Trojan Families pose by Alumni Park
A Trojan family poses in front of Alumni Park as they prepare to watch USC football compete with Washington State University Cougars. (Photo/Sarah M Golonka)

Fight on! The Spirit of Troy keeps Trojans pumped up all weekend long. (Photo/Sarah M Golonka)