Campus Life and Resources

On-Campus Health Care

The USC Student Health Center provides medical services to students on the University Park campus during regular office hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday and Friday, 8:00am to 5:30pm
  • Thursday, 10:00am to 5:30pm

To ensure medical care, both the Parental Consent and Release Form and Medical History and Consent Form must be completed and returned to the USC Summer Programs Office. Students will be escorted to the Student Health Center by a Residential Advisor.


As a residential student, you will have a meal plan during your time on campus. Your plan will cover three meals a day at a USC campus dining hall.

Commuter meal plans are not offered, but students can access the dining hall using cash, credit, or debit card.


Your first university-level course isn’t expected to be easy, but we’ll provide as much support as we can.

You will have access to the University Libraries. Because the programs of study are short in duration, students may enjoy reading room, but not borrowing, privileges.

Computer and Printing Access

Students have access to public computers and printing facilities in the computer labs and libraries on campus. Printing in the campus computer labs is paid for using a print/copy card that can be purchased with cash at the libraries. Some courses will require a small amount of printing (papers, assignments, etc.). There is a FedEx location in the University Village as an alternative printing facility.

You also may bring a laptop computer and connect to the USC secured wireless network. Students will have a USC account with which to login (your USC email username and password) and will be able to access USC Secure Wireless service.

The University is not responsible for damage done to or theft of personal computers.


The USCard is a student ID and more. While you’re on campus, the USCard will serve the following functions:

  • Primary form of identification
  • Access to campus facilities (the ONLY way to access residence and dining halls will be with your USCard)

All Summer Program participants are required to apply for a USCard. Instructions for applying will be emailed and posted in May. Please plan to complete this step online prior to arrival on campus.