Visiting Roski

Get To Know Roski

Thinking about applying to Roski? Visiting in-person or virtually, or attending an info session, can help you get a better picture of the programs we offer and what life on campus is like. If you’re applying as an undergraduate, you can also attend a fall Portfolio Forum and get advice on how to make this important part of your application stand out.

Please know that we do not use demonstrated interest in our application reviews. Whether or not you are able to visit campus, it will not impact your future or current applications to USC.

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Undergraduate Options

Undergraduate Info Sessions

We encourage you to attend one of our regularly scheduled undergraduate information sessions in the fall, either in-person or virtual. These helpful “open house” events feature an overview of Roski’s undergraduate programs and application requirements, along with a tour of the Roski undergraduate buildings on the main campus.

Check back in the fall for the schedule 

Connect with a Roski Ambassador

Talk to an Undergraduate Counselor

As a prospective Roski School applicant, you can schedule a video conference with a Roski School admissions counselor to learn more about our art programs and the unique opportunities at USC. Sessions take place most Wednesdays at 3pm PST during the fall. 

Check back in the fall for scheduling details

Discover USC Open House and Portfolio Forum

As part of Discover USC events, the Roski Portfolio Forum brings an admissions representative and studio faculty members from the Roski School to offer guidance as you prepare for your portfolio submission.

Held in the fall, Discover USC is a full-day program that provides you and your family the opportunity to tour the USC campus; visit with current students, faculty and staff; and learn more about the university. 

For the Portfolio Forum, you should bring three to five 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. (Due to space constrictions, Portfolio Forum is limited to student applicants only. 

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Check back in the fall for Portfolio Forum

Graduate Options

Graduate Info Sessions

Attend one of our regularly scheduled information sessions in the fall, either in-person or virtual. This event includes a tour of the studios and classrooms at the USC Roski Graduate Building in the Los Angeles Arts District.

See Graduate Info Sessions

USC Tours and Info Sessions

USC Campus Tours

Student-led tours of the USC campus are hosted by current undergraduate students who provide a general overview of the university. Student-led tours are offered Monday through Friday and last about 90 minutes.

See the tour schedule


Self-Guided USC Tours

You can show yourself around the USC campus. Self-guided tours are available daily during our campus entrance hours.

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USC Undergraduate Admission Sessions

If you are a prospective or admitted student hoping to learn more, USC Admission offers in-person and virtual admission information sessions during which you can ask questions of both an admission representative and a current undergraduate student, who can also take you on a live guided photo tour of campus.

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COVID-19 Updates

As COVID-19 protocols continue to change, USC will adapt visiting guidelines accordingly. For the latest updates on protocol, check Tour Policies and Guidelines at USC Undergraduate Admission.