USC Homecoming

Thanks to everyone who joined us on campus on October 30 to celebrate USC Homecoming 2021!  We were pleased to connect with so many alumni through our various Homecoming festivities and we hope you enjoyed cheering the Trojans to victory over the Arizona Wildcats.

USC 2021 Homecoming

The USC Alumni Association welcomes you back to campus for USC Homecoming to enjoy our most treasured tradition by reconnecting with fellow Trojans at a tailgate or visit our Trojan Marketplace before you head to the game. Please note all Homecoming activities are subject to USC and local public health guidelines. Review the USC Game Day campus protocols .

Official Homecoming Festivities begin at 12:00 pm PDT
Kick-Off vs Arizona is at 4:00 pm PDT

If you have any questions, please see our FAQs or contact us at (213) 740-2300.

USC Reunions Homecoming Tailgate

Celebrate the USC classes of 1971, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011! Register for this year’s tailgate and reconnect with your Trojan classmates!

USC Affinity Group Homecoming Tailgates

Each year, the following alumni affinity groups host Homecoming tailgates:

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association (APAA)

Join the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association back on campus as we celebrate and feast to a SC victory against the Wildcats!

USC Black Alumni Association (BAA)

Join us as we celebrate homecoming as only we can! Saturday, October 30th is game day and we will be on-campus at the official USC BAA Legends Tailgate. Complete with DJ, full bar, and catering by Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen. We can’t wait to see you!

USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association (USC Lambda)

Join the USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association for drag bingo and more fun at our annual HomeComing Out tailgate before the USC vs. Arizona  game! Game tickets are also available to sit in the Lambda Alumni section at the Coliseum. Register now!

USC Latino Alumni Association (LAA)

Join the USC Latino Alumni Association and our closest alumni, family and friends for our annual Homecoming tailgate. Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and Trojan Family camaraderie before we head to the Coliseum for the showdown between USC and Arizona. Register now!

Trojan Family Game Day Experience

Join us for a family-friendly, on-campus tailgate that is free and open to the public.

Virtual FightOn! 5k

Lace up, start stretching and join fellow Trojans around the world for the 2021 Fight On! Virtual 5K.

We invite alumni to gather with family, friends and fellow Trojans in your area to run, walk, bike or—you name it!—your favorite 5K route. Complete your virtual 5k anywhere and complete your run by Homecoming!

USC Schools Tailgating

All official USC schools and units have specialized packages for tailgating on campus. For more information, please email or call LeAnn Im at (213) 740-5944.

USC Affiliated Alumni Groups Tailgating

If your affiliated alumni group would like to host a tailgate either on campus or at the Coliseum, please review the following:

USC Game Day Tailgate Registration – ON CAMPUS

To host a tailgate on campus, please register on the official USC Game Day Tailgate portal. Tailgate space is limited, and assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. We encourage you to register as soon as possible.

If you would like tailgate signage and placement on the Homecoming map, please complete registration with the USC Alumni Association by September 24. In order to complete registration you will be asked to provide the tailgate confirmation number you received from USC Game Day Tailgate.

Coliseum Tailgate Information – OFF CAMPUS

Tailgate space is also available at the public parking lots in Exposition Park that surround the Coliseum. Get all the information you need to tailgate at the Coliseum. In order to adhere to capacity guidelines on campus, we encourage affiliated alumni groups to tailgate at the Coliseum.

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

Trojan Marketplace

If you would like to participate as a seller at the Trojan Marketplace, you must complete the Vendor Registration form by 5:00 p.m. on September 27.

All vendors will be assigned space in our campus marketplace. During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to submit any special requests, including power, additional tables, etc. We will be working with the Office of Cultural Relations & University Events (CRUE) on the overall campus layout, and will confirm locations no later than October 4.

All products must be approved by USC Trademarks and Licensing prior to Homecoming.  To have your product(s) approved, you must complete and submit this Product Registration Form in full for all items to be sold at the marketplace. You may not sell any merchandise that has not been approved by USC Trademarks and Licensing.

Please note: Tailgating and the consumption of alcohol are NOT permitted at your vendor location.  If your group also wishes to tailgate, please register at the official USC Game Day Tailgate portal.

Visit our Sponsor Tents in Hahn Plaza

Find out about sponsor activities, games, prizes and giveaways at Homecoming!

Liberty Mutual
Stop by our tent and check out our USC Homecoming 2021 Virtual Photo Booth!

Mercer is proud to support USC Homecoming and welcomes Trojans back to campus! Stop by to learn more about alumni benefits!

USC Credit Union
Spin by the USC Credit Union booth to win prizes and USC vs UCLA tickets.

American Pacific Mortgage
Visit the APM booth for giveaways and a chance to win an Apple AirPods Pro!

USC Athletics
Come learn how to get tickets for all of our USC athletic events.

Official 2021 Homecoming Sponsors

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

Gold Sponsors

Liberty Mutual Insurance
USC Credit Union

Cardinal Sponsors

How do I purchase football tickets for the Homecoming game?
When tickets become available you may purchase through the USC Ticket Office 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.

Can I set up a tailgate from my car?
USC tailgates are different than most. Cars are allowed to park only in designated parking structures and tailgating is not permitted in the parking structures, therefore tailgating out of cars is not permitted. USC tailgating is picnic-style, and all tailgate supplies and equipment must be transported on foot from your parked vehicle to your on-campus tailgate location. Tailgate supplies cannot be driven to your reserved tailgate space.

When does Tailgating start and end?
Tailgating can begin no earlier than 6 hours prior to kickoff. All tailgating must end promptly at kickoff time. Official Homecoming festivities will begin at 12:00 pm PDT.

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 while 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 and Safety Emergency Planning website.

All fans need to adhere to the USC 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 campus is a first come, first served basis.  There is also limited parking at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park.  Parking at the Coliseum (Lot 1) can be accessed at the 39th Street entrance off Vermont Avenue.  Please be award that public parking sells out quickly!

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

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.


To find more information about Game Day and Tailgating policies, please visit Game Day Central at or

In accordance with LA County and USC policy, Reunion Weekend 2021 and Homecoming are considered outdoor mega events, and therefore we will require all guests ages 12 and up to either show proof of vaccination or a pre-entry negative COVID-19 viral test within 72 hours for event entry.

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