Return to campus checklist


Welcome back – we’ve missed you!

We know that coming back to campus after being away for a while can be both exciting and overwhelming. The below resources are here to help you navigate your return and make the transition a little smoother.

Before you leave home, be sure to:

Make your first days back easier – here’s how:

  • Put your workbag out the night before (don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone if you need to dust it off first!).
  • Place your purse, wallet, and/or keys by the front door.
  • Check out restaurant options and locations on campus, or bring a packed lunch.
  • Make sure you have your chargers for your phone, laptop, iPad, and other devices.
  • Bookmark the USC maps webpage to help you find your way.
  • Grab a pair of comfortable walking shoes to get around campus.
  • Explore workout options with RecSports and GymPass.
  • Don’t forget your favorite water bottle to stay hydrated – water stations around campus are available for refills.
  • Check traffic ahead of time.
  • Add 20 minutes more for Perimeter Access Points.
  • Bring back your family, pet, or dream vacation photos!

Check out these resources as well:

Thank you for your patience and resilience. We look forward to seeing you (safely)!