FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (F.A.Q.)
Our department plays a large but silent role in many of the events that happen on and off campus. We have complied a list of the most frequently asked questions. Hopefully this resource will answer many of the questions you may have.
I want to host an event at USC. Can you help me?
The Office of Cultural Relations and University Events is a client service department that provides a centralized standard of excellence, quality and protocol to the USC family – including the offices of the president, the senior vice presidents, university relations, the alumni house, USC associates, deans and development officers. We also produce commencement, homecoming and university-wide festivals or celebrations. We do not produce student or faculty events or seminars.
I am a student on campus wanting to do an event. What do I do?
Go here and click the EVENT PERMIT APPLICATION link. Please fill out the application with all pertinent information and click SEND. You will receive an e-mail with a list of who you need to contact for space reservation (indoor or outdoor), rentals, catering, fire safety, parking, etc. It is your responsibility to follow up with each USC department or vendor. As a courtesy, there is also a vendor list on our homepage that you can reference to assist you. The USC Office of Cultural Relations and University Events does not produce student events.
I do not go to USC, but would like to host an event there. What do I do?
Please contact Trojan Hospitality at (213) 740-5956 and they will assist you with all your needs.
No, it costs $12.00/day on most days including weekends. For home football games, parking is $25.00/day.
Who do I contact to get permission to use the Rose Garden along Exposition and across the street from campus?
You need to contact the Expo Center at (213) 763-0121. The Exposition Park Rose Garden next to the History Museum is not the property of USC.
I want the President and/or Provost to attend my event. How do I make that happen?
When requesting the president’s attendance for an event, please print the President’s Calendar Request Form and send to Joanne Ramirez in the Office of the President along with a memo, requesting the president’s attendance, signed by the Dean.
What’s the address of Town and Gown?
Town and Gown’s actual address is 665 Exposition Boulevard; however, being on a campus, this building does not actually sit on Exposition Boulevard. Its location is near the southeast corner of campus next to the USC Gould School of Law. As with most spaces on campus, you will need to park in one of the university parking structures or other designated parking locations and walk to this facility.
When is Commencement and how do I find out about the various ceremonies and other important details?
To get the latest information on Commencement, please go to commencement.usc.edu.
I want to tailgate at USC before a home football game. Can I make a reservation?
All organizational tailgate parties (50 people or more) are required to register with the USC Office of Cultural Relations and University Events. Registration does not guarantee space; registered tailgate organizers must secure their places on campus in person on game day, no earlier than 5 am. Please visit the campus tailgate page at USC for more information.
During home games, is there a shuttle that runs between USC and the Coliseum?
No, shuttles do not run between USC and the Coliseum.