Before the Metro E Line Cruised Past USC, There Was the Santa Monica Air Line
The Air Line closed in 1953 — a half-century before Metro rail lines revived regional interest in public transit.
The Air Line closed in 1953 — a half-century before Metro rail lines revived regional interest in public transit.
Laura Mosqueda was once a student at USC’s medical school. Now, as dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, she sees an evolution in how to teach future doctors.
Though the area north of the University Park Campus has changed, some landmarks remain timeless.
Trojan friends and family gathered to celebrate notable leaders at the 85th Annual Alumni Awards Gala.
The USC Marching Band gets new digs—with tailor-made upgrades—at the Lyon Center. The Spirit of Troy’s newly unveiled headquarters include practice rooms, lockers and a display of band helmets through the ages.
The new leader wants to help other first-generation students find their place in the Trojan Family.
Both alumni of the university, the pioneering aviation leaders bring a distinguished history of leadership and experience to USC.
A new home for informed public discourse opens thanks to a gift from Judy and Jerry Sheindlin.
Campus quiz: Test your Trojan trivia knowledge by identifying these University Park Campus figures.
USC and United Airlines open a new chapter for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
For a half century, the Song Girls have crowds with school spirit and goodwill.
Add England to the growing list of nations hosting a USC overseas office.
The couple’s generous gift enables exceptional student-athletes to attend USC.
USC’s oldest building has been part of university’s vibrant campus life for more than 130 years.
As Traveler VII retires, cheering fans welcome a new horse to the Trojan Family.
The venture capitalist and USC trustee has invested to create a better world, and he and his wife, Mary, have donated more than $100 million to grow USC.
Using knowledge to inspire new thought and creativity is USC’s loftiest aspiration.
Incoming first-year students set new university records for achievement.
The foundation boosts its longstanding support for medicine with the Willametta Keck Day Healthcare Center.
Armchair quarterbacks and Trojan fans could make their own calls with this vintage Howard Jones board game.
A Jefferson Blvd entrance extends a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare to USC Village.
The site of USC Village has come a long way from scrubby underbrush to home of USC’s largest residential complex.
The grand opening of USC’s largest residential living complex opens new chapter of student life.
Glorya Kaufman’s lifelong passion inspires the launch of USC’s newest art school.
Veteran leaders join USC Annenberg and the USC School of Architecture.
Functional and stylish furniture are just some of the comforts for students.
Nearly 600 of the nation’s brightest students live at the unique residential college.
The new USC Village gym expands signature programs, including personal training and group fitness classes.
The handcrafted windows are the latest chapter in the rich story of Los Angeles and USC.
The USC alumnus and commencement speaker gave the Class of 2017 insights and laughs.
More than 9,000 students can now live in USC housing.
The 12-foot-tall bronze Hecuba sculpture welcomes visitors to USC Village.
Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett, a trailblazing USC Marshall alumna, helps women pursue MBAs.
USC Village’s park-like spaces are pedestrian-friendly and perfect for relaxing.
From architects to actors, visiting luminaries had memorable words to share.
The Trojan parent has been a longtime USC Alumni Association volunteer and leader.
It takes a Trojan Family to build a village—USC Village, that is.
From USC student life and Trojan traditions to restaurants and stores, we’ve got everything you need to know about the $700 million Los Angeles residential-retail project everyone’s been waiting for.
USC’s alumni association welcomes its first Asian-American female president, Jaime Lee.
Crests harken back to the symbols and traditions of USC.
USC’s specialized summer classes make high schoolers’ and veterans’ transition to higher education a little easier.
Cale Residential College opens at USC Village this August.
Ryan ’77, JD ’80 brings decades of experience as a media entrepreneur and adviser to the USC Board of Trustees.
In redoubling our efforts, USC accelerates vital progress toward our goals.
Unveiled in 1930, the iconic sculpture of Tommy Trojan was created to rally the USC student body.
For a quarter century, USC Lambda has championed diversity and inclusion.
The university raises $6 billion ahead of schedule—so leaders refocus on grander ambitions and extend the record-breaking fundraising campaign.
As the media industry copes with fake news, journalists still relish the chance to tell stories that matter.
Updated patient, research and residential facilities are just a few of the improvements.
The university celebrates a century of service with the U.S. armed forces.
Arches and arcades abound at USC.
Meet the dynamic women who joined USC’s governing board last fall.
Donors see giving pay off through opportunities for students to learn from top faculty.
A naming gift for the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work bolsters the school’s service to diverse communities.
Bollywood? Afro-Cuban? Students can dive into these dance forms, and more.
Strong support from graduates helps USC climb rankings of elite schools for alumni giving.
USC Admission staffers share tips to help your college application stand out — for the right reasons.
USC aims to make high-quality education possible and affordable for deserving students.
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey places USC No. 3 in the West.
Admissions officers go through thousands of applications to curate their annual class of entering undergrads. Here’s how they do it.
An internationally acclaimed researcher works to advance the future of health care delivery.
Exploring the library is a Trojan rite of passage.
USC Marshall’s new academic hotspot opens for business thanks to USC Trustee and alumnus Frank J. Fertitta III and his wife, Jill.
The USC Annenberg alumnus and former NFL player returns to Troy.
Trustees help steer the university's growth.
A physicist and a performer take the helm at two major programs.
The newly named USC Roski Eye Institute advances research and treatment for visual impairments.
A partnership with U.S. armed forces is part of a decades-long legacy.
The revamped event gives parents an inside look at USC like never before.
A new survey looks at how Trojans view their university experiences — and how they might forge future ones.
The USC Marshall alumnus encourages alumni to rediscover the university.
David Bohnett ’78 endows a living-learning space for students committed to social justice and service.
Alumni, parents and friends find their own unique ways to help students attend USC.
A visionary gift from Steven and Alexandra Cohen brings much-needed mental health services to veterans.
His $15 million gift brings upgraded spaces to USC Leventhal.
USC looks back at the contributions and influence of the university’s 10th president.
The Bovard Administration Building has stood at the heart of the University Park Campus for 95 years.
Top-ranked USC Viterbi is one of the most female-friendly engineering schools in the country—and it’s no accident.
Meet four USC educators and researchers whose pasts motivate them to make a difference for others.
“We plan to establish a vibrant hub that will dramatically bolster an entirely new industry in Los Angeles: biotechnology.”
New buildings are coming to the USC's campuses — what's new?
As timeless as the university itself, endowed chairs are the gold standard for recruiting distinguished faculty and supporting academic endeavor
The USC Board of Trustees welcomes three USC alumni whose backgrounds span from banking to the lab bench.
The university takes big strides in sustainability across the campus.
USC’s residential colleges are given crests that reflect their unique qualities.
In this Q&A, USC’s academic leader has advice for students, a vision for the university—and a foodie side.
In USC classrooms, offices and labs, funds from the Campaign for USC are paying off in great teaching and influential scholarship.
Students from the 1940s and 2010s meet at the same spot: USC’s iconic Trojan Shrine.
The oldest women’s philanthropic association at USC celebrates its 110th anniversary.
Trustees and their families see the impact of donating to USC’s health research.
A Navy veteran completes his degree thanks to the support of donors who care.
These new buildings will become the spots where students will learn, perform research and meet their new best friends for life.
Health care is in growth mode across Southern California, and USC has staked its future on academic medicine.
Before electricity, paved roads and cars arrived in the frontier town of Los Angeles, there was USC—a single two-story building on uncultivated land. How far the University Park Campus has come.
Before Tommy and Traveler, there was Tirebiter. Well, maybe that should be Tirebiters…
Our campaign advances academic excellence that touches all sectors of society and improves lives, while cementing USC’s position among the world’s top research universities.
Our trustees continue to step forward with transformational gifts, contributing nearly $1 billion so far to the campaign.
From students yearning for a warm Thanksgiving family dinner to alumni who bleed cardinal and gold, the USC President’s House has seen them all in the first four busy years of the Nikias presidency.
New buildings and amenities will connect seamlessly with the existing University Park Campus.
Kathleen McCarthy’s philanthropy will touch generations of students, and represents a remarkable investment in their future success.
From developing cancer diagnostics to serving as president of the USCAA Board of Governors, Amy Ross finds ways to help others.
A new residential complex will reshape how generations of Trojans live and learn on campus.
Two and a half years after the public launch of the Campaign for USC, the Trojan Family has already pushed USC more than halfway to its target.
USC provided the tools to success for Daniel J. Epstein ’62, whose Trojan spirit makes him a natural for the Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award.
Arieh Warshel’s Nobel prize win celebrates his lifetime of work—and USC’s longstanding investment in science and technology research.
Gary Michelson advances the university’s efforts to fast-track detection and treatment of diseases.
We will prepare stellar artists to be effective entrepreneurs and singular businesspersons to be great artists.
The Widney Society recognizes the generosity that drives the Campaign for the University of Southern California.
Dean Steve Kay talked with USC Trojan Family Magazine about his new role and USC Dornsife’s future.
Online learning uses technology to bring a USC graduate education to more students than ever.
USC graduates, friends and family celebrate at home to Fight On against the coronavirus.
Countless scholarly projects got their start in Doheny Memorial Library’s card catalog room. Today, the library remains at the heart of the university’s research community.
The civil rights leader visited USC and its surrounding neighborhoods throughout the late ’50s and ’60s in his quest to improve the lives of Black Americans.
How do these two fierce competitors really match up when it comes to sports, marching bands, school spirit and academics?
Get the rundown on what USC’s admission team looks for in future Trojans — and how things have changed during the pandemic.
Whether you’re a Trojan parent, alum or fan, download our pumpkin stencils to carve out some school pride this Halloween.
Trojans decorated horse-drawn buggies and later, automobiles, to welcome alumni to campus.
The aquatic biologist and noted academic leader returns to California to help the university write its next chapter.
Take a trip back in time with ”Hollywood’s Band,” one of the most recognizable musical forces in college athletics.
With four museums and 11 galleries, USC offers an unexpectedly diverse look at the history—and future—of art in L.A.
How do you teach drama without a stage? Jam together as a jazz band online? Dissect a frog without the frog? You get creative.
USC students of a century ago pursued law right in the middle of the legal scene: downtown Los Angeles’ hotbed of courthouses.
Trojans remember casting their first ballot — and the hope and civic pride that still inspires them, even decades later.
Thousands are voicing their values and vision for how the university should reshape itself, through a process underway across USC’s campuses and centers.
USC starts the 2020-21 school year with a renewed commitment to learning, student life and well-being as the world grapples with a pandemic.
USC Athletic Director Mike Bohn is on a mission: Do what it takes to help student-athletes perform well on the field, in the classroom and in the community.
Scenes from the University Park Campus show a USC transformed in the time of COVID-19.
Potential future alumni celebrate their acceptance letters on social media.
With servicemen streaming to campus after World War II, an explosion in enrollment would change the university.
Whether he was building one of the internet’s earliest social networks or championing equal rights, David Bohnett has made community a priority.
From its priceless manuscripts to its unique architecture, the Hoose Library of Philosophy is a beloved USC landmark.
News from USC a century ago shines a spotlight on the USC student experience.
Whether you’re looking for an iced latte, tasty bite or a fast way to get across campus, USC Village’s Trojan-owned business have you covered.
A $10 million gift names the USC Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine to advance research and orthopedic care.
The successful businesswoman shares her vision for change as the university moves forward.
USC draws a record number of diverse applicants for the 2018 freshman class, including first generation, SCion and military family students.
Architectural flourishes abound at USC buildings on the University Park Campus. Can you guess where these campus snapshots were taken?
As a dedicated member of the Trojan Family, the longtime USC trustee believes in the USC community’s ability to withstand and transcend challenges.
The beloved auditorium has been a centerpiece for the Trojan Family for nearly 100 years.
The USC Department of Public Safety offers several initiatives so that Trojans can help themselves, and each other, stay safe.
“We build lives. We do our best to do good for others, and we give back to our communities.”
The shimmering glass panels adorn areas of contemplation, wisdom and worship.
The university adds an ombuds office, boosts compliance and makes background checks more stringent.
Taking time to encourage others is part of USC’s culture, says interim President Wanda Austin.
It’s been a hotspot for student life for more than a century. But you might not know the history behind this campus crossroads.
“I can think of no higher honor in the field of education than being able to give back,” says Rick Caruso.
Countless men and women sent him thanks. Urologist Donald Skinner paid their generosity forward.
USC’s fundraising effort reshapes the university, boosting student scholarships, research, academics and more.
He sees opportunities for USC to strengthen connections with alumni and build on values.
“I was determined to leave things better than I found them,” says Wanda Austin, who transfers leadership of USC to Carol L. Folt in July.
As the school hits 90, it’s about much more than movies.
A 28-year partnership between Elizabeth Daley and Marlene Loadvine helped shoot the school to the top.
USC has changed in the 50 years since man first walked on the moon. Take a look back at the student experience in the Age of Aquarius.
Faye Demetriou looks back at an unforgettable day in the historic stadium when the Class of 1948 celebrated commencement.