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Welcome New Graduates

Congratulations and welcome to life as a USC alum! Saying goodbye to college can be challenging, but the good news is that you won’t have to go it alone. As a USC alum, you automatically belong to a powerful, close-knit community that numbers more than 485,000 strong worldwide—Trojans of all ages and backgrounds who are eager to connect with you as you begin this new chapter in your life.

Below you’ll find everything you need to know about activating your alumni benefits. Whether you’re looking to connect and collaborate with alumni, seeking career advice from a fellow alum, wanting to attend in-person or virtual USC Alumni Association events, or preparing to take a grad school exam, it’s all on the USC Alumni Association website, so check it out!

Stay Connected

Social Media

Connect with us by following the @USCAlumni handle on Instagram, , LinkedIn and ! Our handles are all about you, so be sure to use hashtag #USCAlumni on all your social media channels.


Once your degree is conferred, you’ll receive an email asking you to create a profile for our official alumni portal. Please note: while you may receive an email letting you know that your degree has been conferred, it can take up to 6o days for that data to move into our alumni database. Once you receive your welcome email, be sure to access and take advantage of the alumni portal:

  • Remember to login to verify your contact information and activate your free lifetime Alumni Association membership.
  • FightOnline gives you access to the only verified alumni directory, a digital membership card, event registration, the latest alumni news and more.
  • Don’t forget that your student email account expires twelve months after you graduate! So while logged in, set up your very own alumni email address. Visit our FAQ page for more information.

Provide a Secondary Email Address

Ensure that we can stay in contact with you after graduation by providing non-Campus email address at which we can reach you. As a reminder, it is university policy that your student email account will expire six months after graduation. To ensure that you don’t lose access to important information associated with this account, we strongly encourage you to begin to migrate to a new email address.

The Trojan Network

Once your degree is conferred, be on the lookout for an invitation to set up your alumni account on The Trojan Network, USC’s online networking and mentorship program. In the meantime, you can register with MyUSC through the end of the summer! Our online platform is easy and convenient to use, wherever you are. Connect with alumni in your chosen field or who share your interests, for career advice, resume or CV feedback, interview tips, mentoring or networking opportunities and more.

Alumni Communities

We know that every Trojan has their own story, which is why we offer so many ways to stay involved with USC as you move through life. From our industry networks to our age-based, regional or multicultural groups—it’s easy to keep your connection to the Trojan Family.

Attend an Event

Interested in attending your first in-person or virtual USC Alumni Association event? Check out our events calendar.

Alumni Benefits

From discounts on car and home insurance to special pricing on travel and entertainment, we offer you a wide range of services, products and special offers. See a full listing of off- and on-campus benefits.