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New Student Events and Orientation

New Student Events and Orientation

Congratulations on your admission to graduate study at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. We are proud of your achievements and we enthusiastically welcome you to our community of scholars. Please review the appropriate sections below for information related to our new student events and graduate student orientations:

  • USC Graduate Student Orientation (Required for International Students)
  • USC Viterbi New Master's Students Welcome (Multiple Events - All Masters Students)
  • Distance Education Network (DEN@Viterbi) Student Orientation
USC Graduate Student Orientation (Required for International Students)

To welcome students to the community of scholars at USC, The Graduate School and USC Orientation Programs offers a university-wide graduate student orientation. We encourage all graduate students to attend the USC Graduate Student Orientation to learn about campus services, student life, university policies, and resources available to you. The safety portion of this orientation is required for incoming international students. Please visit the USC Graduate Student Orientation site to reserve your seat for Thursday January 7.

USC Viterbi New Master's Student Welcome

All incoming master's students pursuing on-campus programs of study are encouraged to attend the Viterbi New Master's Student Welcome.  The Office of the Dean, Graduate Professional Programs, current students and faculty will provide information about resources available through the Viterbi School.  Students will also attend the USC Viterbi: A Community of Honor workshop (which is required for all students interested in pursuing Curricular Practical Training or Academic Training). It will also be a chance for new students to network with faculty, department staff and their fellow classmates. 

Viterbi New Master's Student Welcome Date and Time Register
Viterbi MS Student Welcome Jan 6, 2016 
9:00am - 3:00pm

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Viterbi Informational Videos:

Distance Education Network (DEN@Viterbi) Student Orientation

Spring 2016 ORIENTATIONS: DEN@Viterbi students will have the opportunity to participate in our general and program specific online orientations this Spring. These interactive orientations will be a great forum to ask questions about registration, degree progress, academic support, student services, and provides an opportunity to meet your advisors and classmates. A recording of the session and a copy of the presentation will be available for those students who were unable to participate in the live on-line session following the scheduled dates below.


Department/Program Date and Time
Register/View Recording
DEN@Viterbi General Spring 2016 Orientation
Course registration, technical support, tuition and fees, course mangement system, homework and exams

DECEMBER 8, 2015
5:30pm - 7:00pm PST

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) November 11, 2015
2:00pm PST

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Astronautical Engineering (ASTE) TBA
Biomedical Engineering (BME) TBA
Chemical Engineering (CHE), Materials Science (MASC), and Petroleum Engineering (PTE) December 9, 2015
2:00pm PST
Register for Information
Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) TBA
Computer Science (CSCI) TBA 
Time: TBA

Cyber Security  TBA
Electrical Engineering (EE) December 7, 2015
9:30am PST
Register for Information
Green Technology


Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) AND Systems Architecting & Engineering (SAE)  December 15, 2015
10:00am PST
Register for Information

You will be able to participate in these orientations via WebEx, an online web and audio conferencing tool. You can listen to the orientation and participate in the icebreaker with either a computer headset or telephone.  You may also ask questions via the chat panel. The link provided below will allow you to register as a participant and then you will be sent the appropriate link to join the session:

Check to make sure your system will allow you to join WebEx and install any plugins if you use Chrome or Firefox.  Finally, you can test your system to make sure it all works.  Let us know if you have any problems getting WebEx up and running. 

View the previous semester DEN@Viterbi Orientations here: DEN@Viterbi Orientation Archive

Viterbi Graduate Student Welcome Week

More details coming soon. All events will be posted on the Viterbi GAPP Events page.