January 14, 2013

Campus Access

The university reserves the right to restrict or prohibit access to university property and to prohibit certain activities on campus.

USC’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers and other university officials are authorized to enforce university policies; failure to abide by a DPS officer’s instruction may result in arrest and/or prosecution.

University Park campus hours of access

A few heavily-used campus entrances will remain open at all times, including overnight. Other entrances may close at the end of the business day, or in the early evening, at the discretion of university officials. Entrance information is subject to change and can always be accessed at https://web-app.usc.edu/maps/#upc/.

After-hours access

From 9pm to 6am each day, security personnel stationed at each open entrance will ask anyone coming onto campus—including students, faculty and staff—to provide their USC identification card or other approved photo identification. Guests, including parents and family members, must be registered to access campus after hours. Students and employees may use the online guest registration system at http://visitor.usc.edu to register their guests. Once guests are in that system, their information will be immediately available to entrance personnel, and upon exhibiting their photo identification, guests will be admitted.

Activities prohibited at all times—all campuses and other university property

  • Unauthorized food vendors—Food or ice cream may not be sold or distributed by unauthorized vendors (e.g., carts pushed onto campus).
  • Unauthorized general merchandise vendors—Merchandise that is not university-authorized may not be sold on campus property at any time, including game days.
  • Unauthorized sales—Vendors may not buy books from students or sell other items on campus property without university authorization.
  • Trash scavenging—Searching through campus trash containers for recyclables or for any other reason is not allowed. Individuals found searching campus trash containers will be asked to leave and will be subject to arrest for trespassing should they persist.

Anyone witnessing any unauthorized vendors, or individuals searching the trash, should immediately notify DPS. On the University Park campus, call (213) 740-6000, or text your concern to 274637 at TC4T with your message. On the Health Sciences campus, call (323) 442-1200.

Responsible Office

Career and Protective Services

(213) 821-1439

Issued by

Todd R. Dickey, Senior Vice President, Administration
University of Southern California