Campus access, bus schedules changing

As the COVID situation continues, Transportation is adjusting campus access and bus schedules, both of which affect the Lyft program and transit users. These changes take effect Monday, March 30.

Bus cancellations/Lyft reminder

Two bus routes are temporarily cancelled (effective March 30) due to low ridership – the C route at UPC, and the Soto Shuttle route at HSC.

The Intercampus Shuttle servicing Union Station will continue operations between campuses – see current schedule.

As an additional reminder, Lyft services are also available at both campuses, with a new starting time of 7am. If you haven’t received a Lyft invite with a personalized link, email Michelle Garcia at

  • UPC Lyft hours – 7am-2am, seven days a week
  • HSC Lyft hours – 7am-midnight, M-F

Entrance closures/transit codes update

At UPC, the USC Shrine Structure booth and the McCarthy Way entrance are closing (effective March 30).

  • USC Shrine – Employees who need to access the Shrine Structure can do so using their USCard from the Jefferson entrance. The 32nd Street entrance is closed. Village employees have been instructed to park onsite in the Village garage until further notice.
  • McCarthy Way – With this closure, all essential employees must enter campus using the McClintock entrance off Jefferson. This entrance will be staffed 24/7. Employees should park in either the Downey Way or Royal Street structures (using any USC permit), both of which may be accessed from the McClintock entrance.

See this campus access map.

With the McCarthy entrance closed, transit program participants cannot access the McCarthy Structure to use their coupon code to park. As an alternative, please use the Figueroa Structure; the UPC coupon code sent via email will work there. The pay station is located next to the EV charging station on the first floor east ramp going up. All coupon codes for transit users at both campuses have been extended until further notice.

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