How to Update your Address on Your SEVIS Record

Did you recently move to a new place? Please, don’t forget to update your local address on Experience USC within 10 days of moving. This information will be updated in the your SEVIS record. See instructions below: Log in to my USC Go to my Services and click on Experience USC Click your profile icon in the upper Read more

New Covid Testing Requirement for flights from China (PRC), Hong Kong, and Macau

*NEW* CDC REQUIREMENT: For international students with travel originating from China (PRC), Hong Kong, and Macau, the CDC has announced a requirement for all air passengers with travel originating from these locations to have a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to departure. This requirement takes effect on January 5, 2023.

Spring Semester “Immuchella” for New Students: 1/9/2023 to 1/13/2023

Have you completed all your immunizations and TB (tuberculosis) screening requirements? If you have not, the spring “Immuchella” event during the week of January 9- 13, 2023 is your opportunity to complete any vaccinations, get lab work completed, and complete a required TB screening. Students may walk-in to the Engemann Building (first floor conference room) during this week. More Information…

Update to COVID-19 Isolation Criteria and other Key Health Reminders

The following message is for USC students, and was also shared with faculty, staff, and parents from Sarah Van Orman, MD, MMM, FACHA; Chief Health Officer, USC Student Health; Division Chief for College Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC David W. Wright, Senior Vice President for Administration: Update to COVID-19 Isolation Criteria and other Key Read more

USC Celebrated International Education Week 2022

USC participated in International Education Week (IEW), a celebration of international education held simultaneously at universities across the U.S. each November. International Education Week (IEW) is an annual event sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education which seeks to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange, to promote Read more

Winter Recess International Travel Information

If you choose to travel abroad during winter recess, please check with your airline and destination country for testing, documentation, and quarantine requirements before you depart. Continuing F-1 students remain eligible to travel abroad and return to the U.S. to resume their studies. However, here are eight additional considerations that may impact your decision to Read more

Local U.S. Address Update Policy Guidance During Winter Break

Students traveling to their home country to spend time with their family and friends or vacationing outside the U.S. over winter break are NOT required to update their local U.S. address information on Experience USC even though USCIS regulations state students must report any changes to their residential address within 10 days from relocation.  Local Read more

Visa Processing Delays at Certain U.S. Embassies and Consulates – Limited Appointment Availability

Appointments for visa stamping at some US Embassies and Consulates abroad remain backlogged. Please note that each consulate has its own practices, and that you are responsible for following the consulate’s instructions for scheduling an appointment, and presenting the specific documentation requested. Some consulates have guidance for requesting an expedited appointment, while others are not Read more

Community Safety Advisory: Scams 

The USC Department of Public Safety has received reports from students, many of whom are international students, who were deceived into giving money to impostors posing as law enforcement officials or representatives of agencies such as the Social Security Administration, IRS, U.S. Customs, Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of Homeland Security. Some impostors or Read more