Admitted Graduate Student Event

April 7, 2017, 12:00 pm

SCA Century Fox Stage 3

Congratulations again on your admittance to the USC School of Cinematic Arts! In honor of your achievement, the School is hosting its Admitted Graduate Student Day on Friday, April 7, 2017. This event is your opportunity to meet your future faculty and peers, ask all of your questions, see the school if you haven't already, and begin networking across the various academic divisions housed at the school. This event is considered a very important component of starting your program.

Dean Elizabeth M. Daley and the Chair of your division strongly recommend that you attend this event, even if you think you know all that there is to know about your academic program.


Luncheon at the School of Cinematic Arts 20th Century Fox Soundstage
(Check-in begins no earlier than 11:30 am)

Division Meetings

Dean's Reception at the SCA Gallery
Meet and network with alumni, current students, faculty and staff. 
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided.


Please make sure to RSVP for this event by clicking the make reservations tab at the top left hand corner of this page by Friday April 7th.


Can I bring a guest to this event?
This event is for admitted graduate students only. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, parents and significant others cannot be accommodated.

Where do I park?
All day parking is available for a small fee both on the USC campus and at the Shrine Auditorium just north of campus.

Where can I get a map of USC and the surrounding area?
A Campus map is available on the USC website.

Where should I stay?
There are many hotel options in downtown, which is just a quick cab ride away from USC's campus. That being said, your closest hotel option is the Radisson Hotel, which is across the street from USC and has a special USC rate for guests coming to campus for University events. To book, call 213.748.4141, ask for in-house reservations and the USC rate.

If I arrive a day early, or am staying through the weekend, is there anything else I can see or do while I'm in town?
There are always events happening at USC, at the School, and in the wonderful LA-area itself. Keep your eye on the SCA events page and on USC's event page to see if there are any upcoming events of interest to you. For LA-area events, check out or LAweekly for starting points.

Now that I’ve been admitted, what else do I need to do?
Don't forget to submit your confirmation form and commitment deposit by the deadline indicated in your admit letter. If you have not yet filled out your FAFSA for USC, please be sure you do so ASAP. Visit the Financial Aid website and make sure you have submitted all of the required financial aid paperwork.

Who can I talk to at SCA about Financial Aid and scholarships?
While you are in the midst of your decision making and trying to determine if the School of Cinematic Arts is right for you, we want to make sure that you are aware of the financial aid process and the various forms of student aid available at USC and the School of Cinematic Arts. While you are just starting to think about next fall, we want to make sure that you are aware of opportunities that you should be looking into now, even before you finalize your admission decision. It's never too early to start financially planning for your education!

In the coming weeks, the School of Cinematic Arts will be offering online information sessions to help address your questions regarding scholarships and fellowships, as well as to provide you with general information and deadlines for the USC Financial Aid process.

What about housing?
Depending on your housing needs, you can start looking/pricing now (USC has limited graduate housing available), but keep in mind that most landlords will not hold a unit for more than a month. You can use Craigslist to find housing, or when you're visiting the area, you can swing by The Met, City Lights, the Medici, and/or Bunker Hill.

Contact Information

Name: SCA Student Affairs
Phone: 213-740-8358