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 Michael ‘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
-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
-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
TBD: All-Class Reunion Tailgate
TBD: USC vs. Cal Football Game
Note: Tickets must be purchased separately.