Campus access and safety

View from Seeley G. Mudd rooftop

Get campus access resources, along with emergency information for when you’re at the university.


University Park Campus (UPC) map

Health Sciences Campus (HSC) map

Accessibility maps, construction maps – provided by Facilities Management Services.


Entrance hours for UPC and HSC – which campus gates are open and when.

Campus after-hours access – from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., the number of entrances to campus is limited; security personnel are stationed at each entrance, and anyone coming to campus is required to show identification. Faculty and staff must register any guests arriving after 9 p.m. – you can do so on the USC Invited Guest Registration site.

USC Transportation – latest need-to-know transportation updates, purchase parking permits, resolve citations, and more.

Emergency information

USC emergency information page – official home of any emergency announcements and updated 24/7.

Employee emergency information – specific contact information for urgent situations involving students, faculty or staff. You can also refer to USC’s Cardinal Folder – which contains information on various emergency situations, and USC’s Gold Folder, which includes information supporting student well-being.

Health and safety

USC Safety – comprehensive safety and security information.

TrojansAlert – sign up for your USC TrojansAlert account to receive alerts and emergency notifications.

Trojan Mobile Safety App – powered by LiveSafe, a free mobile app that quickly connects users to emergency responders around UPC and HSC and offers location services to notify contacts of your route through campus.

Safe Ride program – at night, arrange a free ride anywhere around campus.

Information Security – keeping you secure in cyberspace.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) – chemical and biological safety, hazardous waste management, occupational safety and more. Their Safety Connection page offers helpful safety-related materials.

Fire Safety and Emergency Planning
USC has robust emergency planning initiatives. See the training video on this page for more detail.

Get the SCoop on campus safety in just 60 seconds:

Learn more about USC’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) in this day-in-the-life video: