Visiting Roski and USC


Part of Discover USC: November 2020

Discover USC is a full-day program that provides prospective freshmen (high school seniors) and their families with an opportunity to tour the USC campus; visit with current students, faculty, and staff; and learn more about the university. The Roski School will host an information session in the morning, from 10-11:15am, and an information session and Portfolio Forum in the afternoon, from 1-4pm.

During Portfolio Forum, from 1-4pm, an admissions representative and studio faculty members from the Roski School will be available to offer guidance for portfolio submissions. Students should bring 3-5 easily portable pieces of artwork for critique, which may include drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and/or graphic design. We will be unable to critique time-based or interactive digital work at Portfolio Forum.

Due to space constrictions, Portfolio Forum is limited to student applicants only. From 1-4 pm, family and friends are welcome to participate in other campus activities scheduled for that day. Separate reservations are required. RSVP here



Held most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Meet USC is the most comprehensive visit program for high school juniors, seniors in their fall semester, and their families. The program includes an information session led by an admission counselor, a walking tour led by a current USC student, and an information session with an academic department of the student's choice. RSVP here for a Meet USC program.

All potential Roski applicants are encouraged to come in for a visit with a Roski School admissions counselor. This is the best way to learn about the art programs and the unique opportunities at USC, tour the art studios, and see and feel what it's like to be a student here.


Transfer Days are typically offered once in September, October, November, and January. Transfer Day is a half-day comprehensive program designed to give transfer applicants an in-depth look at the transfer process and academic life at USC.

Transfer Information Sessions are offered on most Tuesdays at 3pm and are open to all students interested in transferring to USC. The one hour sessions are given by an admissions counselor and include information about USC's transfer application process, transfer credit policy, and financial aid. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and receive helpful materials that will assist them through the transfer process.

Reservations are highly recommended.


For those unable to travel to Los Angeles, USC holds off campus receptions with general information for prospective freshmen in various metropolitan areas across the United States, and select international locations, during the months of September and October. There will not be a USC Roski representative at these sessions. More details are available here.