Reunion Weekend

Thank you to those who celebrated with us at our first-ever virtual USC Reunion and Homecoming!

If you missed it, don’t worry! You can still check out the virtual USC Campus and enjoy the recorded programming curated to help you reconnect with classmates, rediscover USC and rekindle your Trojan spirit!

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*All times are listed in Pacific Standard Time*

NOVEMBER 6, FRIDAY DAY SCHEDULE:

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Class-Specific Coffees/Meet-Ups

All-Class Reunion Convocation featuring USC President Dr. Carol L. Folt

Open Programming/Free Time, including virtual tours and pre-recorded sessions

Admissions – Immersive Online Campus Tour
This immersive tour explores various buildings and hangout spots on campus. Learn fun facts and trivia about the locations you see while taking in both still photos and 360-degree shots of campus.

Dean Willow Bay presents the Annenberg Portfolio
Join USC Annenberg Dean Willow Bay and our students in communication, journalism and public relations, who will share a glimpse into the array of resources and opportunities they have leveraged to maximize their undergraduate experience.

USC Architecture SPACED OUT Design Competition Virtual Gallery
Go behind the scenes at the LA Memorial Coliseum, with a private tour of the stadium including the USC Trojans home locker room, press box, and ultra-luxurious private suites. From Evel Knievel’s death-defying jump to baseball’s 1959 World Series between the LA Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, relive the greatest moments in Coliseum history. See you on game day at ‘The Greatest Stadium in the World!’

LA Memorial Coliseum Tour
Go behind the scenes at the LA Memorial Coliseum, with a private tour of the stadium including the USC Trojans home locker room, press box, and ultra-luxurious private suites. From Evel Knievel’s death-defying jump to baseball’s 1959 World Series between the LA Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, relive the greatest moments in Coliseum history. See you on game day at ‘The Greatest Stadium in the World!’

Dornsife – USC’s Hidden Treasures: Surprising Moments and Little-Known Facts
Join Tammara Anderson, USC Dornsife Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, in conversation with USC’s unofficial historian, Jerry Papazian ’77, as he takes viewers on a fascinating visual tour of USC while illuminating little-known stories about the university.

USC Roski Capstone: We’re Still Here
Capstone: We’re Still Here is a virtual group exhibition featuring sixteen artists in the USC Roski School of Art and Design Capstone course. The seminar class unites senior BFA and BA students working in widely different media to engage with one another’s practices and understand the fluid boundaries between disciplines.

Social Work – Emotional Wellbeing & Thriving during the Era of COVID-19
Secondary Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Join Dr. Maria Hydon and Dr. Steve Hydon as they discuss the common issues that impact professionals that contribute to the development of compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress and burnout.

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

University Programming/Sessions, featuring USC school and unit webinars and panels

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. | Architecture – Conversation with Dean Curry
The USC School of Architecture presents Dean Milton S. F. Curry, Della & Harry MacDonald Dean’s Chair, in an exclusive conversation with internationally renowned architect and USC Architecture distinguished alumnus, Frank Gehry ’54.

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. | Marshall – Curiosity: The Emerging Essential Ingredient in Leadership and Business
Curiosity has historically been overlooked and misunderstood. However, in today’s complex world, companies are embracing the imperative of fostering a culture of curiosity. Join USC Marshall Executive Education’s Dr. Alison Horstmeyer and Adam Tekurio for an interactive session. Uncover what curiosity is and why it matters in the workplace now.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Always an Engineer: How USC Viterbi Formed My Professional Foundation
Four USC Viterbi alumni get together in the spirit of Reunion to discuss how their engineering education has led them to their current careers in the diverse workforce.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Dramatic Arts – Knave of Hearts
A virtual experience like no other, created by a team of students in our BFA in stage management, design and technical direction, and led by alumnus and designer Ed Haynes (BFA ’86).

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Pharmacy – Cooking at Home with Dean Papadopoulos & Family
Join Dean Papadopoulos and his family for a cooking demonstration. They will be preparing a recipe from the upcoming USC School of Pharmacy Cookbook, a collection of recipes from students, alumni, faculty and staff.  CLICK HERE for the ingredients needed.

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. | Career Center – Strategizing Your Next Move Post COVID-19
It will take years to fully understand the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. job market. As Trojans, we always have a competitive edge in the job market. However, we may need to employ strategies in these most unprecedented circumstances to gain that edge. Join our USC Career Center along with prominent alumni in the fields of Human Resources and the U.S Economy as they discuss “Strategizing Your Next Move Post COVID-19”

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

All-Alumni Homecoming Spirit Hour
Experience the spirit of Homecoming with special guest appearances from USC Athletics and the Trojan Marching Band.  Details to be announced.

NOVEMBER 6, FRIDAY EVENING SCHEDULE:

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Reunions Happiness Hour

5:00 p.m. | Live Demo with Mixologist
Learn how to make a refreshing Trojan-themed mocktail or cocktail from a USC Mixologist. Recipes can be found HERE (most ingredients can be found at your local grocery store or wherever spirits are sold near you) or CLICK HERE to purchase ingredients (not required; Orders are eligible for local delivery in LA or Orange Counties ONLY. Deadline to order is 11/4).

5:30 p.m. | Class-Specific Greetings/Toast from Co-Chairs

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Pick Your Activity
Keep the celebration going! Grab some of your friends and jump in to one of these great activities below!

Bingo with USC Hospitality
T-R-O-J-A-N . Come and join us for Trojan Bingo – an hour full of games, luck and fun with friends! Powered by SmartIDentity

Trojan Trivia: Battle of the Reunion Classes
Do you think you have the most knowledge about USC? Show off your Trojan smarts by joining your classmates and facing off against other classes in a Battle of the Reunion Classes. Powered by Mercer

Paint & Sip: “Circle Painting” session with USC Roski School of Art
Grab your art supplies and cocktails, and get ready to join your fellow Trojans for a virtual paint & sip with Roski faculty member Keith Mayerson. Professor Keith will take you on a journey to paint with watercolor “Circle Paintings,” where you can build a new fun skill all while laughing with friends! (purchase art supplies separately)

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

All-Class Celebration and Virtual DJ Dance Party

NOVEMBER 7, SATURDAY HOMECOMING SCHEDULE:

Before Kick-Off

First-ever USC Alumni Association Fight On! Virtual 5K (separate paid registration is required for 5K – CLICK HERE to register)
Want to join your Class Team? Select your class from the dropdown menu on the “Add Detail” section during registration.

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Pre Kick-Off Homecoming Spirit Hour
Join us as we rebroadcast the previous day’s Homecoming Spirit Hour featuring USC Athletics and the Trojan Marching Band.

9:00 a.m.

USC Football vs. ASU Kick-Off

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to attend this event may contact Melissa Chapman at chapmanm@usc.edu or (213) 740-2300. It is requested that individuals requiring accommodations notify us at least seven (7) days prior to the event. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.

Reunion Giving

Reunion milestones are a great time to reflect on what the University means to you, and a chance to renew and deepen your ties with the Trojan Family.

In lieu of a paid registration for your Reunion, please consider giving to these priority funds by clicking the link for the USC Schools listed below:

To find other University initiatives and priorities, visit Giving To USC.

Text to Give

Make a one-time or recurring gift by texting USCReunion to 41444.

Maximize Your Support

Making a five-year pledge provides fixed support for a fund designation of your choice. The entire pledge amount counts towards your class-giving total.

For pledges of $25,000 and above, please contact the Reunion Giving Team at (213) 740‑8190.

Gifts and pledges to all University related schools and programs received January 1 – December 31, 2020 will be counted in your class-giving total.

Committees

A huge thank you to our 2020 Reunion Committee!

Fight On!

FAQ

When is Reunion Weekend?
Reunion Weekend takes place virtually during Homecoming Weekend on November 6-7, 2020.

Who is invited to attend Reunion Weekend?
All undergraduate alumni are invited to attend Reunion Weekend during their reunion year.

May I bring guests to Reunion Weekend?
Absolutely! Alumni are encouraged to bring family, friends and future Trojans as their guests to participate in Reunion Weekend activities.

What activities take place during the weekend?
Reunion Weekend offers a variety of activities designed to take you back to your college days!

How do I make a gift in honor of my reunion?
In the spirit of full participation in the reunion experience, make a one-time gift, a recurring gift or pledge commitment (payable over 5 years) in support of the University of Southern California to leave a legacy for current and future USC students.

You can make an online gift in honor of your reunion during the registration process or by visiting: giveto.usc.edu

Please note: Gifts received January 1-December 31, 2020 to any school/unit at USC by an undergraduate alum in a reunion year will count toward Class Giving totals.

Can I attend both my Reunion Weekend and Homecoming?
Yes!

How do I become a member of the USC Alumni Association?
If you graduated from USC, congratulations, you are automatically a member!

As a member, you have access to a number of exclusive benefits. Browse all the services, discounts and special offers on the Alumni Benefits page.

Contact Us

For general questions, please contact the USC Alumni Association Reunions Office: 
Phone : 213-740-6262
Email : reunion@usc.edu
Address : 635 Childs Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Reunions Staff

Johnathan Billinger
Senior Associate Director, Reunions and Engagement
213-821-6272
billingj@usc.edu

Catherine Feathers
Coordinator, Reunions and Engagement
213-821-0922
featherc@usc.edu

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