Welcome Pinning & Affirmation Ceremony

The USC BAA is one of the first to welcome families and students to the new academic year in our Welcome Pinning and Affirmation Ceremony!  Fight On!


A USC Black Alumni welcome for all newly admitted Black students is held every August in the beautiful rose gardens of Argue Plaza. Noted USC Black Alumni, faculty and staff provide historical context regarding the legacy of USC’s Black Trojans. The ceremony concludes with alumni and parents “pinning” newly inspired Trojans with the symbols naming the attributes of the successful Trojan Scholar.

BAA Pinning & Affirmation Ceremony

BAA Pinning Ceremony Part 2