COVID-19 Questions & Resources

While we may not have access to the most up-to-date information from administrators, we are striving to keep tabs open on questions that are arising from the student body and the answers we can collect from them.

University Updates

FAQ’s and Recent Updates

Contact the COVID-19 Hotline at or 213-740-6291

If you have a pressing question, email Katelyn Lee, Chair of the COVID-19 and Return to Campus Taskforce at

01. What should I do to prevent the spread of infection?

Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses are commonly spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands. Covering your nose and mouth with your elbow when coughing or sneezing prevents the spread of a virus. Hand-washing (with soap and water) for 20 seconds reduces risk of infection (tip: the Fight Song is the perfect amount of time). Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid close contact with someone who is sick.

02. How often do classrooms get santized?

Classrooms are santitized twice daily.

03. If a student misses their weekly test, can they access campus?

Yes, if you have a same-day appointment. However, students who repeatedly are out of compliance on Trojan Check will be monitored.


If you have something to add to our growing list, or have a question about anything below, please email us at usg@usc.eduPlease be patient as we try to respond to your request and consolidate these answers.

Counseling and Mental Health 

Programs include individual therapy, group therapy, crisis support, psychiatric services and specialties for gender-based harm. A specialized team in Relationship and Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Services works on relationship/sexual violence prevention education and client services.

Crisis support: Students are encouraged to walk-in for urgent matters at both Engemann and Eric Cohen Student Health Centers. If after closing hours, please call the 24/7 line, 213-740-9355 (WELL)

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Basic Needs Support

USC’s SEIP Centers and initiatives strive to meet basic student needs by creating spaces and opportunities that can favorably impact their everyday lives as a Trojan, including the Trojan Food Pantry, housing insecurity, financial resources, and other community resources.

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