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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 Monday August 10 or Tuesday August 11. Deadline to reserve your seat is August 1st. 

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). 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 Aug 18, 2015 
9:00am - 5:00pm

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(Registration code sent to incoming students via email)

Viterbi Informational Videos:

Distance Education Network (DEN@Viterbi) Student Orientation

FALL 2015 ORIENTATIONS: DEN@Viterbi students will have the opportunity to participate in department and program specific online orientations this Fall. 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. A password is required to register in the department orientations. New DEN@Viterbi students will be e-mailed a password to register in the department orientations.

Department/Program Date and Time
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DEN@Viterbi General Fall 2015 Orientation

July 27, 2015

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Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) May 28, 2015

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Astronautical Engineering (ASTE) May 29, 2015

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Biomedical Engineering (BME) July 30, 2015 

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Chemical Engineering (CHE), Materials Science (MASC), and Petroleum Engineering (PTE) August 4, 2015

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Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) TBA 
Time: TBA

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Computer Science (CSCI) TBA 
Time: TBA

Coming soon

Cyber Security  June 30, 2015

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Electrical Engineering (EE) August 6, 2015

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Green Technology

July 28, 2015

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Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) AND Systems Architecting & Engineering (SAE)  June 11, 2015

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

Viterbi Graduate Student Welcome Week

See the Viterbi GAPP Events page for details on each event