Frequently Asked Questions

Tommy Trojan statue with students walking on the plaza

How do I become a member of the USC Alumni Association?
If you earned a degree from USC, congratulations! You are automatically a member of the USC Alumni Association. It is free to join, and there are no dues (only benefits!).

What are the benefits of the USC Alumni Association?
Please visit our Alumni Benefits page for a complete list of benefits, including career benefits, online resources and on-campus discounts, as well as special offers exclusively for USC alumni.

What department can I contact to get information on Cardinal and Gold?
Contact the Athletic Department at (213) 740-4155.

Where can I get information about USC Associates?
Contact USC Associates at (213) 740-8722.

What career benefits are available to alumni?
Career benefits include free access to connectSC job listings, one complimentary counseling session with the USC Career Center, career webinars, events and more. For more information, visit our Career Services page.

How do I submit a class note?
Click here for more information.

How do I find out information about my local alumni chapter?
Visit our Regional Alumni Groups page.

How do I find my alumni record number?
The eight-digit alumni record number can be found on either your alumni membership card or the mailing label of your copy of USC Trojan Family Magazine. You can also find it by logging into your account and clicking on the “Name & Bio” tab in your personal profile.

I forgot my user name and password for my online account. Can you help me?
Log into your account and click on the “Change Your Username or Password” tab in your personal profile.

How do I change my address?
Log into your account and click on the “Contact Information” tab in your personal profile to change your address.

How do I sign up for an alumni email account?
To register for an alumni.usc.edu Gmail account, click here, log into your account and follow the instructions.

As an alum, how do I purchase season or individual football tickets?
Visit the USC Ticket Office.

Do you offer insurance for alumni?
Yes. Visit our Special Offers page for more details.

How do I gain access to the library?
To use the library, you must go to the Doheny Library circulation desk to get a barcode placed on the back of your USC Alumni Association membership card. Please note that your membership card does not allow access to the Dentistry, Law or Health Sciences libraries. Access is also denied to the USC electronic resource network, selected electronic commercial databases such as Lexis Nexis, as well as  Cinema Library DVDs and videos.

How do I obtain a USC Alumni Association membership card?
Please note that as of May 2016, you may use the Fight Online mobile app to access your electronic membership card. The following instructions are for physical card requests.

New grads: Within four months of your graduation date, you will automatically receive your membership card by mail. Unless otherwise designated, your card will be mailed to the preferred address on file with the university. If you would like to update your address within two months of your graduation date, please email the USC Alumni Association Member Services Department. Be sure to include your full name, student ID#, date of birth and new address. If you would like to change your address 60 days or more after graduation, please follow the instructions below.

All others: If you either lost or never received your membership card, please log into your account (first-time users must register with a valid email address). Click on the “Name & Bio” and “Contact Information tabs to” verify that your address and information are correct, and click on “Membership Card Request.” If there is no link, you have previously requested a card and must email the USC Alumni Association Membership Services Department for a replacement.

I am searching for a friend(s) I went to USC with — how do I find them?
Log into your account, then click on “Find Alumni.” Do a simple search by entering the criteria suggested. To do an advanced search — for example, by class year, major, etc. — click on “Advanced Search” and enter the criteria suggested.

I have a question regarding USC Trojan Family Magazine. How do I contact the magazine?
Visit the USC Trojan Family Magazine Contact Us page.

How do I manage my email preferences?
Log into your account and click on the “Manage Your Email Preferences” tab in your personal profile.

Can I set up my ‘@alumni.usc.edu’  Gmail account to forward my emails?
To set up your new Gmail account to forward your emails, please follow the instructions on the Gmail help page.