USC Homecoming

November 10, 2018

On November 10, 2018 thousands of USC alumni, parents, friends and supporters will come to campus for the ultimate Trojan Family get-together and to cheer on the Men of Troy to victory against the California Golden Bears.

Bring your Trojan spirit home and celebrate Homecoming 2018 with us this fall. Come to check out Trousdale Parkway to fill up on your Cardinal and Gold!

Don’t forget to visit the USC Alumni Association tent centrally located on Trousdale in Hahn Plaza. Pick-up fun giveaway items and learn all about your benefits as a USC Alumni Association Member. Just remember to bring your USC Alumni membership card for a chance to play our new game, Trojan Trivia, in which you can win great prizes while learning about your alma mater and fellow alumni. Study up for an opportunity to win water bottles, beanies, license plate frames, and more!

Celebrating a Reunion this Year?

Every fall, Homecoming welcomes past Trojans back to their home filled with a two-day celebration of Trojan Family ties that’s the ideal opportunity to reconnect with your classmates and fellow Trojans. Click here for more information and to register for your Reunion Weekend!

Homecoming is a tradition at USC that showcases Trojan pride and celebrates all that our University has to offer. Enjoy our most treasured Homecoming tradition by tailgating on campus or visiting our campus marketplace, before you head to the game.

There are many ways to join in the Homecoming festivities. Click here to see more information on the Trojan Family Game Day Experience, a family-friendly, on-campus tailgate that is free and open to the public. If you are an individual family or small group and wish to hold your own tailgate on campus you may apply for your tailgate permit and space here.

Please be sure to keep our campus policies in mind so that all Trojan fans get the most out of all pre-game festivities. Click here to review the Tailgate Policy Quick Guide.

If you are a USC School or Unit looking for information on tailgates or a vendor or seller looking to have a table in our marketplace, please see the Group Registration tab.
For all other questions, please see the FAQ tab below or call the Alumni Association at (213) 740-2300.

Each year, the USC Alumni Association hosts over fifty official University groups and organizations to come together. Please see below to determine which group you belong to and click on the attached documents to find more details about your package.

*Registration is now Closed.


USC Schools

All official USC Schools/Units have specialized packages for tailgating on campus. Please contact Giselle Rodriguez at (213) 740-5944 or if you have not received or have questions about an email with information on Homecoming Registration.

USC Student Clubs and Organizations

All official USC Student Clubs and Organization have specialized packages for tailgating and selling on campus. Please contact the office of Student Affairs at (213) 740-2421 if you have not received an email with Homecoming Registration links or if you have any questions regarding your recognized student organization status.Please contact Giselle Rodriguez at (213) 740-5944 or if you have any questions regarding the Homecoming registration form.

*Please note: all student groups must be officially recognized by Student Affairs in order to participate.

USC Affiliated Groups

USC Affiliated groups can include the alumnae (women’s) groups, alumni networks, regional groups and school based alumni organizations (i.e., Fiji Alumni, Swim with Mike, USC Baseball). USC Affiliated Groups are welcome to register for either a tailgate or seller participant package by clicking on the registration link below. Campus has a limited number of tailgate spots available so be sure to apply early as space is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Tailgating groups are not allowed to sell products in their tailgate area. Tailgate participants wishing to sell a product must purchase a seller booth.

Conversely, tailgating and/or the consumption of alcohol is not permitted in the Trojan Marketplace. If your group also wishes to tailgate, you must register for a separate tailgate package.

Non-USC Vendors

Anyone that is not affiliated with USC and would like to sell their products are welcome to have a booth in the Trojan Marketplace.

Thank You to Our Official 2018 Homecoming Sponsors

The USC Alumni Association would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:

Gold Sponsors

Liberty Mutual Logo
Mercer Logo

Cardinal Sponsors

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Logo


How do I purchase football tickets for the Homecoming game?

When tickets become available you may purchase game tickets through the USC ticket office here or by calling (213) 740-GOSC.

Am I allowed to tailgate on campus?

Yes! There are a few options for tailgating based on the size and type of your group.  Click here for more information on how to register for a Tailgate location on campus.

What else should I know if I am planning to Tailgate on campus?

The University of Southern California is committed to continuing the rich tradition of Trojan football while creating a safe environment and an enjoyable experience for all home football games. Show your Trojan Pride and celebrate responsibly by treating fans from visiting teams with courtesy and keeping our campus clean.

All tailgate organizers must familiarize themselves with official USC tailgate policies. Glass beverage containers are NOT PERMITTED – plastic and metal only.

For information on fire safety for safe tailgate BBQ cooking, please download and read “Gameday BBQ Safety” from the USC Fire Safety and Emergency Planning website.

All fans need to adhere to USC’s Code of Conduct which can be found HERE.

Can I bring my family to Homecoming?

Yes! Fans of all ages are invited to come and experience the Trojan Family Game Day Experience, a family-friendly, on-campus tailgate that is free and open to the public. Families are welcome to enjoy the outdoor screens showing live games, and relax in comfort with tables, chairs and a wide array of food and beverages (non-alcoholic soft drinks, wine and beer) available for purchase.

Where can I park for the Homecoming tailgate and game?

Parking on the USC campus is first come, first serve. There is also limited parking at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park. Parking at the Coliseum (Lot 1) is and can be accessed at the 39th Street entrance off Vermont Avenue. Please be aware that public parking sells out quickly!  Check back for updated pricing details in August.

Is there a shuttle that runs between USC and the Coliseum?

No, shuttles do not run between USC and the Coliseum.

What public transportation options are available?

LA Metro



USC Transportation

You can also get live traffic information HERE.

What is the bag policy at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum?

To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite guest entry into the venue, the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s implemented bag policy limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the Coliseum for all events.

Click HERE for the specific types of bags allowed in the stadium.

For more find more information, please visit Game Day Central at

2017 Homecoming
Photos from 2017 USC Homecoming