Reunion Weekend

Congratulations to the undergraduate classes of

1968 | 1978 | 1983 | 1988 | 1993 | 1998 | 2003 | 2008

Reunion Weekend 2018 was one for the books! On November 9-10, 2018, Trojans from the classes of 1968, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008 came home to campus to reconnect with old friends and celebrate the Trojan Family. From exclusive campus tours and visits from the Trojan Marching Band to late night dance parties and tailgating in Alumni Park, Reunion Weekend was another reminder of the bonding power of the Trojan Spirit.

Check out some of our favorite moments from the weekend on our Flickr page!

Reunion Weekend

We are honored to welcome you back to campus for Reunion Weekend 2018 – a two-day celebration of Trojan Family ties that’s the ideal opportunity to reconnect with your classmates and fellow Trojans; rediscover what USC means to you and reunite for your Reunion!

This year, we are proud to welcome our undergraduate classes of 1968, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008 back to Troy for their 50th, 40th, 35th, 30th, 25th, 20th, 15th and 10th Reunions, respectively.

The Alumni Association is hard at work putting together a slate of fun and engaging activities that will give you the opportunity to design your own reunion adventure. So please join us to relive your USC memories, create new ones and celebrate with your class, family and friends.

We thank you for your support and unwavering commitment to USC and the Trojan Family – it’s because of you that our alma mater continues its impressive rise among the ranks of the world’s great research universities.

Fight On!

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

Schedule

  • Friday, November 9

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Registration

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. –  Continental Breakfast

10 a.m. – 12 p.m – Welcome Convocation

12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch in Alumni Park

12 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Pictures with Traveler

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – School Breakout Sessions  

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  – Campus Tours & Open Houses

7 p.m. – 1o p.m. – Dinner & Celebration at the JW Marriott LA Live

  • Saturday, November 10

3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – All-Class Tailgate in Alumni Park

7:30 p.m. – USC vs. Cal

Friday, November 9

 

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Registration
Location: Alumni Park

Check in and grab a welcome packet with all the information you need to know before you start your day!

 

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
Location: Alumni Park

Enjoy some breakfast in the park and chat with your fellow alums!

 

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Welcome Convocation
Location: Bovard Auditorium

Officially start the day with our Welcome Convocation ceremony featuring:

  • Interim President Dr. Wanda Austin PhD ’88
  • Alumni Spotlight Panel moderated by Elex Michaelson ‘08, including:
    • Curtis Kin ‘93
    • Mike Nyeholt ‘78
    • Cindy Pánuco ‘03
  • Performance by Under SCore, student a cappella group

 

12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Special Interests
Location: Alumni Park

USC Alumni Affinity and Network Groups
Meet the friendly staff of our USC Alumni Association and learn more about engagement, volunteer and leadership opportunities.

  • Asian Pacific Alumni Association
  • Black Alumni Association
  • Lambda LGBT Alumni Association
  • Latino Alumni Association
  • Trojan Travel
  • Affinity Programs, Alumni Association

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: School Breakout Sessions
Location: Varies

-USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (ANN) – “Future of Journalism”

Visit the Media Center at USC Annenberg to learn from faculty and current students how they are being trained to operate, be creative, proactive in this current media landscape.

-USC Marshall School of Business (JFF 416) – “Training for a High Performance Mindset”

Dr. Glenn Fox (Head of Design, Strategy and Outreach for the USC Performance Science Institute (PSI) at the USC Marshall School of Business) will speak about teaching the science of “high performance mindset” to help students excel in their business careers. Interdisciplinary research in neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness, and business allows PSI to work with students, businesses, and organizations to design data-driven, theoretically informed, and quantified approaches to improving performance and understanding health at the level of the individual or organization.

-USC Dornsife College of Letters Arts and Sciences (Michaelson Hall 102) – “Can Human Ingenuity Offset Climate Change?”

Take a deep dive into the economics of climate change through the cutting-edge research of Dr. Matthew E. Kahn, Chair of the Economics Department, and Dr. Robert O. Vos, Director of Graduate Studies with the USC Spatial Sciences Institute, as they imagine a world in which we could outsmart climate change, safeguarding against an even hotter future. Explore the opportunities to mitigate our carbon footprint through climate change policy, energy efficiency, industrial ecology and urban quality of life.

-USC School of Architecture (Harris Hall) – “Dean Milton S.F. Curry in conversation with AIA Gold Medal winner and Pritzker Prize laureate Thom Mayne”

Join USC School of Architecture Dean Milton S.F. Curry for a lively conversation with Trojan Alumnus and world leading architect Thom Mayne as they discuss pertinent issues facing architects today.

-USC Viterbi School of Engineering (Michaelson Hall 101) – “People Centric Artificial Intelligence for the Built Environment”

Join other USC Viterbi alumni and friends as Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber, of the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering discusses different experiences with our built environments, due to recent advancements in data science and artificial intelligence. This inevitable change will impact our everyday experiences, causing novel interactions between humans and the built environment. Built environments (e.g., transportation hubs, office buildings, homes, learning environments) will become interactive entities that provide “user-centered” and “dynamic” spaces for their inhabitants to perform a range of social functions. These environments will provide unique opportunities to their users — enriched by AI — sensing user data, modeling user behavior, reasoning, interacting with their users, learning user preferences/needs, and providing a user-centric environment.

-USC School of Dramatic Arts (Scene Dock Theatre) – “Open House and Backstage Tour at Scene Dock Theatre”

The School of Dramatic Arts (SDA) welcomes all reunion alumni for a special open house and backstage tour at our Scene Dock Theatre, featuring Dean David Bridel along with Stephanie Shroyer ‘03, Associate Professor of Theatre Practice in Acting and Artist Director for SDA.

-USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and Department of Nursing (Widney Alumni House)

Reconnect with your nursing professors and classmates! Janet Schneiderman, Interim Chair, will provide an update on what’s new. Former faculty and nurses from all classes will join us to celebrate our recent accreditation and the first class of graduates from the Family Nurse Practitioner program.

-USC Athletics (HER)

Visit the impressive McKay Center and Heritage Hall to view the displays of trophies, plaques and other mementos highlighting the Trojan athletic heritage.

 

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Campus Tours and Open Houses
Location: Varies

-Campus Tour (Tommy Trojan)

Rediscover our ever-evolving campus on a walking tour with current USC students. All tours depart from and return to Tommy Trojan in the middle of campus.

-USC Village Tour (USC Village)                                                                                                         

Take a self-guided tour around the new state-of-the-art USC Village complex featuring special points of interests with our USC student ambassadors Society 53 and other student leaders.

-USC Michaelson Center for Convergent Bioscience Tour (Michaelson Center)

Bringing together a diverse network of scientists and engineers from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Keck School of Medicine of USC to tackle the most critical health issues of our time by transforming how research is conducted. Take a tour of the new research facilities.

-Joint Educational Project (JEP House)

JEP Alumni stop by the JEP House for an update on one of the oldest and largest service-learning programs in the United States and the work being done on critical issues facing the communities surrounding USC.

-USC Hillel (Hillel Center, 3300 S. Hoover St)

USC Hillel is the center of Jewish life on campus, providing social, political, religious, cultural and educational programming as well as travel opportunities to Israel. Stop by our home on Hoover to meet our Student Executive Board, take a tour of our building, and learn about all the opportunities we offer.

 

3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Free Time

Enjoy this extra time to walk around, chat with friends, or go to the bookstore for some new Trojan gear!

 

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Dinner and Celebration
Location: JW Marriott LA Live

There will be music, dancing, delicious food, and a special slideshow highlighting your years as a student.

 

Saturday, November 10

 

3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: All-Class Reunion Tailgate

 

7:30 p.m.: USC vs. Cal Football Game

Note: Tickets must be purchased separately.

Get excited for Reunion Weekend!

Click here to see which of your classmates have already registered.

Click here to see a list of alumni spouses and guests in non-reunion years.

The “Who’s Coming” list is updated weekly.

Contact

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

To make any changes to an existing Reunion Weekend registration or to request a refund, please fill out this form

Reunions Staff

Vanessa Botshekan
Director of Development and Reunion Programs
Manages 50th Class Giving
213-821-6257
vbotshek@usc.edu

Johnathan Billinger
Associate Director of Development and Reunion Engagement
Manages 10th, 15th and 35th Class Giving
213-821-6272
billingj@usc.edu

Julie Bills
Associate Director of Development and Reunion Engagement
Manages 20th, 25th and 30th Class Giving
213-740-8190
jbills@usc.edu

Rachel Watson
Associate Director of Development and Reunion Engagement
Manages 40th Class Giving
213-740-6655
watsonr@usc.edu

Alyssa Rubio
Development Coordinator
213-821-0922
alyssaru@usc.edu

FAQ

Can I still attend now that registration is closed?
We will be offering a limited number of walk-up registrations to Reunion Weekend, so we recommend early arrival if you are hoping to purchase a ticket day-of.

Can I purchase a weekend package during walk-up registration?
Yes. Again, walk-up registrations are limited, but the options include both individual tickets and packages. You may purchase these at Friday’s Back to Campus events or Friday night’s dinner at the JW Marriott.

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.

When can I register for Reunion Weekend?
Registration for Reunion Weekend 2018 is now open! Register now as prices will increase November 1st.

How do I make changes to my registration?
If you would like to purchase additional tickets or packages, change the name of a guest, or request a refund, please fill out this form. A representative from the USC Alumni Association will process your request within three days.

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

You’ll have an opportunity to visit your school, take photos with Traveler, hear about new and exciting programs from campus leaders and see improvements and additions that are taking place all across campus, including The Village.

Friday will include a continental breakfast and picnic-style lunch in Alumni Park. Friday night, we invite you to a Reunion dinner and celebration at the JW Marriott where kid friendly activities will be provided by Troy Camp for children ages 5-17 so you can enjoy your evening.

A complete breakdown of activities can be found under “Weekend Details.”

Will there be free time during Reunion Weekend?
Yes! In between scheduled activities, there’s plenty of free time to visit the Bookstore, meet up with friends or explore campus at your leisure.

We are pleased to let you know that each registered participant will be given a discount coupon to be used at the Bookstore during the weekend. We invite you to check out the latest Trojan fashions and merchandise – just in time for Homecoming!

How can I find out who else will be at my Reunion?
Your class web page will be updated weekly to reflect attendance changes, starting late summer. A list of everyone registered in each class can be found under “Who’s Coming.”

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, 2018 to any school/unit at USC by an undergraduate alum in a reunion year will count toward Class Giving totals.

Is there a dress code for Reunion Weekend?
Daytime activities are casual.  Activities take place across campus so be sure to wear comfortable shoes – and your cardinal and gold!

Cocktail attire is the recommended dress code for Friday evening.

Is there assigned seating?
No, all events for Reunion Weekend have open seating.

Can I attend both my Reunion Weekend and Homecoming?
Yes! Reunion Weekend would not be complete without a pre-game tailgate. Please join us before the big game for an All-Class Pre-Game Tailgate in Alumni Park.  Tailgate times will be confirmed once game time is announced.

How do I purchase football tickets for the Homecoming game?
A Homecoming Football (USC vs. Cal) ticket block are available for registered Reunion Weekend participants. A link to this reserved ticket block and corresponding promo code will be provided with your confirmation of Reunion Weekend ticket purchase.

What do I need to know when attending a game at the LA Coliseum?
Please visit the LA Coliseum’s website to familiarize yourself with directions, parking and any/all guest policies.

Where should I stay if I’m coming from out of town?
We are happy to announce that we’ve partnered with JW Marriott LA Live to offer a special Reunion Rate for registered Reunion Weekend alumni! Once you’ve completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing the information needed to book a room within the Reunion Block. At this time, the room block at the JW Marriott is currently sold out. Please see below for other rooming options during Reunion Weekend.

Where else can I stay?
While we do not have a partnership with the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC, it is also considered a convenient option for Reunion Weekend. You may call (213) 748-4141 for more information or to book a room. You can also visit our Trojan Travel website to find other hotel options across Los Angeles. You can login using the password Tommy.

Where can I park on campus?
On Friday, hosted parking will be available for registered Reunion Weekend participants in the following parking structures: Downey Way, Royal Street, and McCarthy Way. On Saturday, standard football parking prices will apply. Due to Homecoming festivities, parking will be limited, so please plan accordingly.

For additional parking/transportation information, please visit the USC Transportation Department’s website or call (213) 740-2300.

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.

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Thank you for being a member of the 2018 Reunion Committee! Click here to access the Committee Resources page, using the password found in your Volunteer Manual.

Fight On!