Message from the USC Alumni Association

Football Season Is Finally Here!

For Trojans and university supporters worldwide, the yearlong wait is over at last—USC football is back! Last Saturday, the Trojans took to the field at the Coliseum to meet the Rice Owls for the season opener. Anticipation had been building for months about the debut of a promising era for our beloved football program under our new head coach, Lincoln Riley.

As we all hoped, the Trojans were in top form, defeating the Owls 66-14, in a game that brought tens of thousands of cheering fans to the Coliseum on a sweltering Saturday afternoon. Before and during the game, it was exciting and inspiring to see all our alumni, family and friends, decked out in their cardinal and gold.

In fact, Game Day is the perfect opportunity for you to reconnect with us! Before each Saturday home game, stop by the USC Alumni Association tent in Hahn Plaza in the heart of campus, where you’ll learn about the many benefits available to you as a USC alum.

From exclusive insurance discounts to world-class travel and financial services, we offer you many ways to enhance your life personally and professionally—whether you’re just starting out or enjoying your retirement. Plus, we’ve got plenty of fun USC giveaways to boost your Trojan Spirit, so come on by and chat with us!

Looking ahead, we have many festive alumni events tied to USC football this fall. The first of our away-game Weekenders is this weekend, when we will travel to the Bay Area for the USC-Stanford game on September 10. Alumni worldwide are also hosting USC Game Watch Parties in their local bars and restaurants all season long. And of course, mark November 4-5 on your calendars for the ultimate Trojan Family celebration: Homecoming, along with Reunion Weekend!

And that’s not all. We have so much in store this fall, including professional, cultural and social programming for Trojans worldwide of all ages and backgrounds, as well as one of our annual traditions—the Volunteer Recognition Dinner on September 15—celebrating the dedication and commitment of many of our alumni and volunteer leaders from across the university. Please check our event calendar for more information and to register.

We hope you’ll join us on and off campus for these and other events that strengthen our Trojan Family ties—to each other and USC.

Thank you, and Fight On!

Patrick E. Auerbach EdD ’08
Associate Senior Vice President for Alumni Relations