Reunion Weekend 2021

Reconnect, reunite and rediscover your alma mater with fellow classmates during USC Reunion Weekend 2021! This year we are celebrating the undergraduate classes of 1971, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011!

USC Reunion Weekend will take place Friday through Sunday, October 29-31, in conjunction with USC Homecoming and will include virtual and in-person activities (local and USC health guidelines permitting). Highlights of the weekend include:

  • Reunion Convocation featuring USC President Carol L. Folt
  • Class sessions and special tours hosted by USC Schools
  • Friday night reunion celebration with a DJ dance party
  • Saturday tailgate before USC Homecoming vs. Arizona Wildcats
  • 2nd annual USC Fight On! Virtual 5K (separate paid registration)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED . Limited walk-up tickets will be available, but all University health guidelines and protocols must be followed to enter campus and Reunion Weekend events. Please visit the the Health Guidelines and Protocols tab below for more details.

Welcome

We are honored to welcome you, either in person or virtually, to Reunion Weekend 2021!

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

We thank you for your support and unwavering commitment to USC and the Trojan Family—it’s because of dedicated alumni like you that our alma mater continues to rise in the ranks of the world’s great research universities.

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

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Friday, October 29, 2021 – Daytime Programs

Reunion Weekend Welcome Lounge // In Person Only // 10:00 AM-12:30 PM // Alumni Park

Make the Welcome Lounge your first stop upon arriving back on campus. Check in with us to receive your Reunion Weekend name badge and credentials, which you’ll use to access all of the events we have planned for you. You will also be given access to a digital program book, with session locations and details. Pose with our beloved USC mascot Traveler, or relax in the shade with refreshments and catch up with classmates. Stop by anytime to pick up a commemorative photo, ask questions or reconnect throughout the day.

USC Reunion Convocation (featuring USC President Carol L. Folt) // Virtual & In Person // 12:50-1:45 PM // Town and Gown

Join us for a can’t-miss event featuring the Spirit of Troy, welcome remarks from USC’s president and other university and alumni leaders, a fun trip down memory lane, the Class of 1971 processional, and a special student performance.

Back to Campus with USC School Sessions & Tours // Virtual & In Person // 2:00-4:45 PM // Various Locations

Whether you are joining us virtually or in person, rediscover our ever-changing campus on a walking tour or virtual experience led by USC students and staff. Or visit USC schools and departments to hear dynamic faculty- or alumni-led discussions.

USC School Sessions

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Dornsife – How One Summer at an Island Lab Helped Undergraduates Tackle the Ocean’s Biggest Problems
(In person & Virtual)
Join USC Dornsife for a behind-the-scenes spotlight on the student experience with environmental studies major Erin Tharp. Learn how Erin and her peers used their research and knowledge of the sea to solve a variety of problems and tackle our ocean’s biggest questions.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Marshall – Social Responsibility in Business: Sustainability and ESG Investing
(In person & Virtual)
Join Professor, and Founding Director of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, Adlai Wertman for an in-depth conversation about the impact of socially responsible business practices and strategies behind environment, social and governance (ESG) investing. He will be joined by Jared Metzger, Co-Founder and CIO of Aneuvia which specializes in ESG impact investing, and Julie Benniardi, Co-Founder of ReWeave L.A.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Viterbi – Then and Now: A Multi-Generational Online Chat
(Virtual Only)
Draw from the experiences of families with alumni and current students as they discuss USC Viterbi over the years — what drew them to USC, how things have changed, what’s stayed the same, what advice they have for current and future families. Discover the continuing strength of the USC Trojan Family through the years.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. | Pharmacy – Book Club Reading with author, Dr. Parastoo Rezai, PharmD ’03
(Virtual Only)
Join us for a live book reading with Dr. Parastoo Rezai, PharmD ’03. Dr. Rezai will be reading from her award-winning novel, Remembering Hope.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Career Center – The Insider’s Guide to LinkedIn: Get Noticed by Employers & Executive Recruiters
(Virtual Only)
 Join us and learn how employers and executive search firms source talent using LinkedIn. Stand out and get noticed for your next career opportunity.

Tours

2:00 – 2:30 & 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. | Annenberg – Media Center Tour
(In person Only)
USC Annenberg’s Media Center is the heartbeat of Wallis Annenberg Hall. This unique newsroom, classroom and incubator provides experiential learning to current students. Meet Media Center Director, Christina Bellantoni and take a tour of the cutting-edge production facility with state-of-the-art equipment where students learn multimedia skills to tell stories.

2:30 – 3:00 & 3:15 – 3:45 p.m. | Sustainability – Galen Goes Green!
(In person & Virtual)
Join Mick Dalrymple, USC’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, to discover how Galen Center Arena was recently retrofitted for energy efficiency and solar power, leading to significant savings and a greener, zero waste game day experience.

3:30 – 4:00, 3:45 – 4:15 & 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. | Athletics – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
(In person Only)
Known as “The Greatest Stadium in the World”, the Coliseum has been a civic treasure for generations of Angelenos. But most importantly to the Trojan Family it is the home of the USC Trojans! Take a tour of the newly renovated USC Scholarship Tower and Coliseum.

Class Mixers // In Person Only // 4:30-6:00 PM // Moreton Fig

Socialize and reconnect with fellow classmates on the patio of Moreton Fig.  Be sure to enjoy our complimentary tasting of Trojan Wines (available for purchase online).

Friday, October 29, 2021 – Evening Programs

Troy Camp Children Activities // In Person Only // 7:30-11:00 PM // Tutor Campus Center Room 302

Drop off your kids (ages 5-12) with Troy Camp counselors for an evening of dinner, activities and games. Pre-registration required.

Mixologist // Virtual Only // 8:00-8:30 PM

Learn how to make a refreshing Trojan-themed mocktail or cocktail from a mixologist.

Trivia Game // Virtual Only // 8:30-9:00 PM

Think you know a lot about USC, pop culture or other fun topics? Compete in this trivia game against your fellow Trojans from across the globe.

Reunion Celebration // Virtual & In Person // 8:30-11:30 PM // Tutor Campus Center Ballroom & Virtual

Enjoy a dinner celebration with all eight reunion classes and catch up on cherished memories. Continue the celebration with music, dancing and fun that will be live streamed for your classmates joining us remotely.
*Please note that dinner will not be provided for virtual guests.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Reunion Tailgate // In Person Only // Four hours prior to kick-off // Alumni Park

Enjoy a delicious buffet, tailgate games, photo booth and music with classmates before the Trojans take on the Wildcats.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

2nd Annual Virtual Fight On! 5K // Virtual Only // All day

Lace up your running shoes and start stretching! Join your fellow Trojans around the world and show your ’SC spirit in our 2nd Annual Fight On! Virtual 5K! Want to join your class team? Select your class from the dropdown menu on the “Add Detail” section during registration. Separate paid registration is required for the 2021 Virtual Fight On! 5K. Registration ends November 2, 2021.

Packages

Grand Package: $175 adult | $150 adult – 10th Reunion-Class of 2011 ONLY | $50 child (ages 5-12)
Package includes Friday Back to Campus, Friday Night Reunion Celebration (Friday Night Troy Camp for child ticket) and Saturday Reunion Tailgate

Party Package: $165 adult | $45 child (ages 5-12)
Package includes Friday Night Reunion Celebration (Friday Night Troy Camp for child ticket) and Saturday Reunion Tailgate

Friday Package: $135 adult
Package includes Friday Back to Campus and Friday Night Reunion Celebration

Virtual Only: $25
Friday | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. PDT
Ticket includes live viewing of Friday’s Reunion Convocation, School Sessions, Virtual Tours (pre-recorded) and Friday Night’s Class Mixers, Mixologist, Trivia and DJ Dance Party

Individual Event Only Tickets

Friday Back to Campus Ticket Only: $50 adult | FREE child (ages 5-12)
Friday | 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. PDT
Ticket includes Reunion Welcome Lounge, Reunion Convocation, Tours and Class Sessions

Friday Night Reunion Celebration Ticket Only: $95 adult
Friday | 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. PDT
Ticket includes Class Mixers and Reunion Celebration with DJ Dance Party

Friday Night Ticket Only: $95 adult | $20 child (ages 5-12)
Friday | 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. PDT
Ticket includes Friday Night Troy Camp

Saturday Reunion Tailgate Ticket Only: $85 adult | $40 child (ages 5-12)
Saturday | 12:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. PDT
Ticket includes Reunion Tailgate at USC Homecoming

Separate Paid Registration

2021 Virtual Fight On! 5K
Separate paid registration is required for the 2021 Virtual Fight On! 5k – Register HERE. Want to join your class team? Select your class from the dropdown menu on the “Add Detail” section during registration.

Purchasing Football Tickets

A Homecoming Football (USC vs. Arizona) ticket block is available for registered Reunion Weekend participants. Click here or call the USC Ticket Office at (213) 740-4672 to purchase tickets in this reserved ticket block.

*FOOTBALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.  For more information on football tickets, contact the USC Ticket Office at 213.740.GOSC(4672) or visit their website.

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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.

Please consider making a gift for scholarships, student equity and inclusion programs, sustainability efforts, or another university priority by visiting Giving To USC or support your school by clicking the links listed below:

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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, 2021 will be counted in your class-giving total.

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More extensive details on event protocols and what USC is doing to keep those traveling to campus safe, can be found HERE.  Additionally, to find out how the University is keeping those visiting campus and the Coliseum safe on gamedays, please read Athletic Director Mike Bohn’s letter to the Trojan Family.

Please note, these guidelines are subject to change based on evolving guidance from the California Department of Public Health, government policy and University policy.

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Committees

Join your Reunion Committee: 
Joining your reunion committee is a great way to reconnect with classmates and encourage them to come back to campus to celebrate their Trojan family ties. Click here to fill out a reunion committee interest form.

Reunion Committee Resource Page: 
Click here

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FAQ

When is Reunion Weekend?
USC Reunion Weekend will take place Friday through Sunday, October 29-31, along with Homecoming (USC Trojans vs. Arizona Wildcats).

Will there be in-person reunion events this year? Will you have virtual reunion events if it is not safe to reconnect in person?
The safety of the Trojan Family is first and foremost. We are following the guidance of University, health, and local guidelines in order to make the safest event for those returning to campus. This year we plan to have both in-person (health guidelines permitting) and virtual activities to celebrate your reunion!

Do I have to show proof of vaccination to attend Reunion Weekend?
In accordance with LA County and USC policy, Reunion Weekend 2021 and Homecoming are considered outdoor mega events, and therefore we will require all guests ages 12 and up to either show proof of vaccination or a pre-entry negative COVID-19 viral test within 72 hours for event entry.

This is subject to change based on any updated health guidelines leading up to the date of the event.

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?
Alumni are encouraged to bring family, friends and future Trojans as their guests to participate in Reunion Weekend activities. All guests need to adhere to the USC Code of Conduct.

When can I register for Reunion Weekend?
Registration is now open!

How can I get parking for Reunion Weekend?
Campus parking for Friday Back to Campus and the Reunion Celebration Dinner Friday evening is included in your ticket purchase. Be sure show the parking attendant your confirmation email with the parking reservation number.

Saturday parking is NOT included, however you can pre-purchase game-day parking HERE.

Is there a dress code for Reunion Weekend?

  • Friday Back to Campus: Business casual or casual; comfortable shoes for walking across campus
  • Friday Celebration: Dinner party/cocktail or Friday night chic attire
  • Saturday Tailgate: USC game day attire

Can I attend both my Reunion Weekend and Homecoming?
Yes! Reunion Weekend would not be complete without a pre-game tailgate. Please join us four hours 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 get a refund or make changes to my registration?
For refunds or changes to existing tickets, please email alumnievents@usc.edu by October 20th. If you registered through FightOnline, you can log back in to add more tickets. If you did not originally register through FightOnline, you are able to register a second time with the same email address and simply buy more.

Will I still receive a refund if I purchased an in-person ticket and the event is changed to a solely virtual event due to COVID-19?
Yes, all alumni who purchased an in-person ticket will have the option to receive a full refund in the event Reunion Weekend becomes fully virtual.

How can I purchase USC Homecoming football tickets and sit with my classmates?
A Homecoming Football (USC vs. Arizona) ticket block is available for registered Reunion Weekend participants. Click here or call the USC Ticket Office at (213) 740-4672 to purchase tickets in this reserved ticket block.

*To ensure seats next to specific family and friends, tickets must be purchased under one transaction

Where should I stay if I’m coming from out of town?
The room block at the USC Hotel (formerly the Radisson) is now FULL.

Visit the Trojan Travel website for additional hotel options across Los Angeles. Please use the password “Tommy”.  No other passwords are required.

Where can I purchase a virtual Fight On! 5K runners’ packet?
Separate paid registration is required for 5k (register here). Want to join your class team? Select your class from the dropdown menu on the “Add Detail” section during registration.

What are other ways to connect with my class and the Trojan Family in the meantime?
Join your class Facebook group located on the “find your class” tab or login to FightOnline and join the Reunion Weekend 2021 community!

How do I log onto my FightOnline profile?
To get access to FightOnline, simply EMAIL US with your name, grad year, and your Alumni ID.

What is USC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic?
If you would like to learn more about how the University is responding to the coronavirus, please visit this resource page.

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, 2021 to any school/unit at USC by an undergraduate alum in a reunion year will count toward Class Giving totals.

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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Contact Us

For general questions, please contact the USC Alumni Association Reunions Office: 
Phone : 213-740-6262
Email : reunion@usc.edu
Address : 3607 Trousdale Parkway, TCC 305
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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