Transportation hours and free parking for Thanksgiving week


Thanksgiving week (Nov. 22-27) will see changes to transportation service hours, along with a free parking program for faculty and staff.

Entrance hours

USC entrances will follow their normal schedules Monday through Wednesday and follow the posted holiday schedules on Thursday and Friday. For the USC football game vs. BYU on Saturday, Nov. 27, the campus will open for tailgating activities six hours before kickoff (TBD) – advance reservations are required. All campus guests will be required to follow the Trojan Check and vaccine requirements that are now in place.

USC Buses

USC Buses will follow their normal schedules Monday through Wednesday. There will be no service on Thursday and Friday. USC Buses resume their normal schedules on Monday, Nov. 29.

Customer Service Centers

USC Transportation Customer Service Centers at both UPC (McCarthy Structure) and HSC (KAM-120) will be open as normal on Monday and Tuesday and close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Both offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, resuming normal business hours on Monday, Nov. 29. Appointments are no longer required for in-person service, but Trojan Check and vaccine requirements are now in place, and face masks are required at all times inside buildings. For questions, email

Free Parking

Additionally, the USC Department of Public Safety and USC Transportation are pleased to announce a free parking program during the Thanksgiving breaks for students, faculty, and staff.

Operation GIFT (Group Initiative for Theft Prevention) offers free parking at the UPC Grand Avenue Parking Structure (UPX) and HSC Biggy Parking Structure (HSP). If you are leaving town and plan to leave your vehicle parked on or near the USC campus during the holidays, Operation GIFT invites you to use this free secure parking.

Reservation information is available here. Free parking is available all Thanksgiving week (and afterwards, until Jan. 10, 2022), beginning Monday at 2 p.m.