This week, while thousands of new USC students attend classes and participate in extracurricular activities, hundreds of volunteer leaders present and past will come to campus to celebrate the USC Alumni Association’s Centennial—and begin laying the groundwork for our next 100 years.
On Thursday, September 7, these volunteer leaders will join USC President Carol L. Folt and USC Board of Trustees Chair Suzanne Nora Johnson ’79, along with other distinguished Trojans, for our Centennial Celebration Dinner. This joyous evening under the stars will take place in Founders Park on the University Park Campus—a place that holds great historic significance, not just for the university, but for alumni as well. It was near this very spot, 100 years ago, that the USC Alumni Association was founded.
The next morning, volunteer leaders will return to campus for the 22nd Annual Alumni Leadership Conference, where we’ll discuss strategies for engaging alumni to kick off our next century and beyond.
Following these two events, our Centennial celebrations will welcome Trojans all over the world to participate and connect with USC and our Trojan Family. Our final Pac-12 home opener against Stanford on September 9, which includes a special Centennial ticket offer for all alumni, is an ideal opportunity for alumni to celebrate our Centennial, as well as the 100th anniversaries of our “All Hail” alma mater and the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
You will also have the opportunity to celebrate our Centennial while networking with alums in your local community at one of our worldwide Welcome ReSCeptions, taking place September 10-14. And to celebrate a century of the Trojan Family, we invite all alumni to join us for our first-ever Alumni & Reunion Weekend on November 2-4, in conjunction with USC’s 100th Homecoming. There are scores of other online and in-person events scheduled this fall, so visit our event calendar and make plans to join us.
We look forward to celebrating our milestone year with all of you, whether on campus, around the world or online.
Patrick E. Auerbach EdD ’08
Associate Senior Vice President for Alumni Relations