When USC classes shifted online in March to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, students quickly adapted to seeing the faces of their professors and classmates on video conference.
But what about the occasional celebrity? Here are a few of our favorite classroom cameos from famous figures who dropped into USC courses on Zoom. (Do you have any others to nominate? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Matt Leinart ’05
The Trojan football great and Fox Sports analyst dropped in on a journalism class about sports commentary.
The co-founder of Interscope Records and Beats Electronics hopped on a Zoom call with students from the USC Iovine and Young Academy.
April Ross ’04
The USC women’s beach volleyball team got a pep talk from the two-time Olympic medalist.
The Golden State Warriors point guard Zoombombed students, surprising them as they pitched charitable ideas for his foundation.
Musical theatre students received a virtual master class from the Tony Award-winning Hamilton choreographer.
Raimana Van Bastolaer
Physical education students in a USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences surf class caught some tips from the legendary Tahitian big-wave surfer.