Visiting Roski and USC

COVID-19 Notice

The rapid spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is causing concern across the globe. We want to assure our prospective students that USC is monitoring developments closely and following the guidance of various public health authorities, enacting social-distancing protocol, and actively preparing contingency plans for any future event cancellations. Keep an eye on the USC Undergraduate Admission COVID-19 website for updates:


ROSKI VISIT – ONLINE THROUGH MAY 29 (date is subject to change) 

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, all potential Roski applicants are encouraged to schedule a video conference with a Roski School admission counselor to learn more about the art programs and the unique opportunities at USC. Please send an email to Antonio Bartolome (Roski Student Services Manager) at to request an appointment. 

In the interim, please access our virtual tour of the Roski to see the art studios, facilities, exhibitions, events, and to get a sense of what it's like to be a student here.



In order to do our part to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, USC Admission has cancelled all campus tours, information sessions, and in-person events from Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, May 29th (subject to change). Please be aware that as the situation continues to develop, we may need to make additional updates to our scheduled programs. 

For prospective and admitted students who are still hoping to learn more about our university, USC Admission will soon be hosting virtual admission information sessions that include the opportunity to have questions answered by an admission representative and a current undergraduate student. You also have the option to explore a virtual tour of the USC campus (presented by the Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Programs). Although half of this tour is dedicated to Viterbi lab spaces, you’ll still get a good sense of the heart of our University Park Campus, as well. 

Please know that we do not use demonstrated interest in our application reviews. Whether or not you are able to visit campus this spring will not impact any future or current applications to 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 link to come.