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USC After Hours Invited Guest Registration

Bovard Administration Building on the USC campus

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Is USC’s University Park Campus open to visitors?
  2. How does this policy affect access to campus by the community?
  3. Where can visitors enter campus?
  4. Why did you build a fence around campus?
  5. Why doesn’t the new fencing look as nice as the old?
  6. What additional measures are you taking for those who live off campus?
  7. Does this make campus safe?
  8. Will it be more difficult for students who live off campus to come to campus after hours?
  9. How will this affect access to the proposed Village at USC?
  10. How do these new measures affect USC alumni?
  11. How do parents access the campus after hours?
  12. What if you forget your USC ID after 9 p.m.?
  13. When does the registration expire?
  14. Can a guest be re-registered after expiration?
  15. Can guest registration be removed?

  1. Is USC’s University Park Campus open to visitors?
    Visitors are welcome to enjoy our beautiful campus during daytime hours, though access to student residences, classroom buildings and other facilities is restricted.

    Between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. every night, anyone wishing to enter campus must be registered as a guest or show appropriate USC identification. Students, faculty and staff can register their guests at visitor.usc.edu and that information will be provided immediately to entrance attendants.

  2. How does this policy affect access to campus by the community?
    USC continues to be a welcoming campus. Because these policies are in effect late at night and during non-business hours, they have little impact on our neighbors or others wishing to visit campus.

  3. Where can visitors enter campus?
    Eight major entrances to campus are open at all times, as shown on the map at http://web-app.usc.edu/maps/#upc/. Lightly used entrances to campus close at the end of the business day or at 9 p.m.

  4. Why did you build a fence around campus?
    Most of the fencing around USC University Park Campus has been in place for years. In order to monitor access after 9 p.m., it was necessary to complete the perimeter in order to direct those wishing to enter campus to staffed entrances.

  5. Why doesn’t the new fencing look as nice as the old?
    The new fencing is temporary and we are working with the city of Los Angeles to obtain the permits necessary to erect a permanent fence more in keeping with the aesthetics of our campus.

  6. What additional measures are you taking for those who live off campus?
    Over the past few years, we have increased a number of safety measures in our surrounding neighborhoods, including adding security ambassadors, video patrol and license plate recognition cameras, additional officers and more. These enhancements are some of the most sophisticated among U.S. colleges and have led to a significant decrease in crime in the University Park neighborhood since 2006.

    Our latest measures bring the same level of security to campus that our neighborhoods have had in place for several years.

  7. Does this make campus safe?
    USC is constantly evaluating best practices in regards to safety and security to create the safest possible environment for our students, staff, faculty and neighbors.

  8. Will it be more difficult for students who live off campus to come to campus after hours?
    Entering campus after 9 p.m. will be as simple as showing ID, which students already do to enter many university buildings. We expect this to be a minor inconvenience that will make everyone on campus safer.

  9. How will this affect access to the proposed Village at USC?
    The Village at USC will be a welcoming retail and shopping complex for the entire community. Opening and closing hours have not been determined but will be set for the convenience of patrons. Access to student housing in The Village at USC will be restricted, as is the case on campus.

  10. How do these new measures affect USC alumni?
    USC alumni are always welcome to come to campus. If you are arriving between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., be prepared to show your USC Alumni card and a picture ID. To obtain a USC Alumni card, contact the Alumni Association Member Services Department at (213) 821-5530 or update your profile at http://alumni.usc.edu.

  11. How do parents access the campus after hours?
    Students may register their parents using the pre-registration form on the site: https://visitor.usc.edu/visitorreg/PreRegister.aspx

  12. What if you forget your USC ID after 9 p.m.?
    Entrance attendants will verify identity using your USC ID. If you do not remember your ID number, attendants can use your name to obtain the number.

  13. When does the registration expire?
    Guest registrations expire at the end of each semester.

  14. Can a guest be re-registered after expiration?
    Yes. On the registration page (https://visitor.usc.edu/visitorreg/PreRegister.aspx), click the Visitor menu, select view registrations. A list of your registrations will display. You can re-register the guest for the new semester here.

  15. Can guest registration be removed?
    Yes. On the registration page (https://visitor.usc.edu/visitorreg/PreRegister.aspx), click the Visitor menu, select view registrations. A list of your registrations will display. There is a delete button next to each guest’s name.