What is in the VRC?
Currently, the USC Veterans Resource Center offers study/lounge spaces, whiteboard space for studying/homework, access to computers, free printing, coffee, snacks, and access to a microwave and a refrigerator. The USC VRC also hosts a multitude of events to meet the diverse needs of our student Veterans.
Additionally, the USC Veterans Resource Center also houses the USC Veterans Certification Office where student Veterans have access to speak with Certifying Officials about their benefits.
Benefits: How do I file?
The USC Veterans Certification Office has outlined the requirements, procedures, and additional information on their website to answer all of your Benefits/ G.I. Bill questions.
Please keep in mind, you cannot be certified for benefits until you are enrolled and have registered for classes.
- Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill for Active Duty
- Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation
- Chapter 32 – Post-Vietnam Era Veteran Educational Assistance
- Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill & Yellow Ribbon
- Chapter 35 – Survivor’s and Dependent’s Educational Assistance
- Chapter 1606/1607 – Reserves
Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education
Only veterans entitled to the 100% Post 9/11 benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive Yellow Ribbon funding. Yellow Ribbon funding is different for student Veterans at the Graduate level; please speak with your individual school and contact our Certification Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Yellow Ribbon at USC, please click here.
Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program (child transferees of active duty service members may be eligible if the service member is qualified at the 100% rate).
For more information about receiving the award please visit the USC Veterans Certification Office website or contact them at email@example.com
Immediate Call to Active Duty
If you are activated or called to immediate active duty service while enrolled at USC or if you wish to return to USC after active military duty, please visit this link for more information from the Office of the Registrar on the next steps.
Does USC offer Student Veteran Housing?
Yes! USC is proud to offer student Veteran housing off-campus. USC currently offers 31 housing slots dedicated to student-veterans. Housing is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Options include rooms, studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments.
Student-veterans interested in housing should apply through The Graduate Portal. (Even if you are an undergraduate, you should apply through this portal.) A supplemental application is also required.
Housing options and cost information can be found at USC Housing.
How do I get my USC Student ID?
To request a USC Student ID card, please click this link. Once you are enrolled and have your USC student ID, keep it with you while on campus. Your USC ID can be used to add funds to print documents in the library, is used to access campus after business hours, and your student ID will waive the taxes on all USC food purchases at on-campus eateries.
If you need to get a USC ID Card, you will need the following:
- 10-digit USC ID number
- Email address
- Photo that meets the following requirements:
- Recent front-view color image, on a white or off-white background, which is unedited (no app filters)
- Includes a space between the top of your head and the top of the image
- No hats or sunglasses
- Maximum upload size: 10MB
How do I access my USC Email and/or BlackBoard?
All USC students receive a USC email upon admission into the university. You can activate your email, access BlackBoard, and log in to the myUSC portal account through this link. The myUSC portal gives students access to an array of resources, tools, and information for all things USC.
How do I make an appointment at the USC Student Health Center?
Manage your health, make appointments, and access your health record all in one place through the USC Student Health Center.
- Schedule Health Center appointments online
- Register for text message appointment reminders
- Correspond with your provider using secure messages
- View your immunization history and compliance
- Complete necessary forms prior to your appointment
- Edit your local address and phone number (Health Center records only)
To make an appointment, or to do any of the aforementioned actions, please visit this link and click the mySHR login.
USC Student Health Insurance
All students are required to have health insurance, whether through the university plan or through another provider. Please note that students are automatically enrolled for the USC Student Health Insurance Plan upon registration each academic year–unless a waiver is submitted by the deadline.
If you have any questions about the USC Student Health Insurance Plan and/or plan to waive your USC Health Insurance because you have your own, please visit this link for more information.
USC Disability Services and Programs
Disability Services and Programs (DSP) is the unit at USC responsible for ensuring equal access for students with disabilities in compliance with state and federal law. DSP serves undergraduate, graduate, and professional students; on-ground and on-line students; and students in all credit-granting courses and programs of study.
If you have a disability and/or have questions about accommodations, please visit the USC Disability Services and Programs website here.
How do I get a parking pass?
Please visit our USC Transportation page for information on how to obtain a parking pass. If you are interested in monthly/semesterly parking rates and/or rates for motorcycles, please click this link.
How do I purchase a USC Football Student Season Pass?
Keep in mind that all USC sporting events (except USC Football) are free to current students. If you are interested in purchasing a USC Football Student Season Pass, please visit this link or see the information below.
After you attend orientation and register for classes, you will receive instructions via email on how to purchase your season football ticket.
Register your student account and make your purchase by the deadline noted in the email.
New students: June – September 4, 2020
Returning students will receive an email each spring semester with instructions on how to order season football tickets for the following academic year.
Once you receive the email, log in to your USC Ticket Office account and make your purchase by the deadline. Do not create a new account. If you have never purchased tickets from the USC Ticket Office before, register your student account.
Returning students: February 10 – September 4, 2020
How do I learn more about USC Student Organizations & Clubs?
USC is proud to have more than 1,000 Student Organizations and Clubs. All organizations and clubs at USC can be found through an online platform called engageSC. For a complete list of all student organizations and clubs, please visit our link here.