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Life at USC

USC is an exciting place to live and work.  Both of USC’s primary campuses are located in the heart of Los Angeles, with easy access to LA Live, the city’s new sports and entertainment center, and downtown LA.  On campus you will find a vibrant academic, athletic and artistic culture that involves students, staff and faculty from across the university.  We encourage you to involve yourself fully in life at USC.

Arts and Events on Campus

USC Arts and Events Calendar
Monitor the Arts and Events Calendar for a comprehensive list of events, lectures and performances happening across campus.

Visions and Voices
Visions and Voices is an arts and humanities initiative that features theatrical productions, music and dance performances, film screenings, lectures and workshops.  Each event is followed by a dialogue between performers and audience.

USC Spectrum
USC Spectrum brings arts and lecture programs to the USC community.

USC Fisher Museum of Art
The USC Fisher Museum of Art is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is located on campus.  The Fisher Museum was the first museum established in Los Angeles that was devoted exclusively to the exhibition and collection of fine art.

Classical KUSC

Ground Zero Performance Café
Ground Zero is a student-run performance venue and coffee bar.  They feature, among other performances, open mic nights and performances by Thornton School of Music students.

Athletics and Recreation

USC Athletics

Recreational Sports

University Park Lyon Recreation Center
The Lyon Recreation Center is the gym on the University Park Campus.  Discounted memberships are available for faculty and staff and student memberships are free.
Health Sciences Fitness Center
The Health Science campus Fitness Center is a new, 10,000 square foot facility in the 2001 Soto Street building.  Like the Lyon Center on the University Park campus, the HSC Fitness center offers discounted memberships to faculty and staff and free memberships to students.  Membership at either facility will allow the member to access both facilities, though there is a special access application for the HSC Fitness Center.

Food and Drink

Moreton Fig
Located in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Moreton Fig offers premiere dining on campus and a full bar.

McKay’s
McKay’s is located on Figueroa next to the Radisson Hotel at USC and features a bar and lounge, dining area, and venue for private parties.

Traditions Bar & Grill
Located in the basement of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Traditions features a full bar, food and ten flat-screen TVs.

Tutor Campus Center dining
Conveniently located at the heart of campus, the Tutor Campus Center holds a CPK, Carl’s Jr., Coffee Bean and more.

University Park Campus Restaurants and Cafes

Health Sciences Campus Restaurants and Cafes

On Campus Resources

University Park Campus Student Health Center
Health Sciences Campus Student Health Center
USC Benefits Office
USC Center for Work and Family Life
Counseling Services
Employee Relations
USC Center for Women and Men
Office of Religious Life
Volunteer Opportunities
USC Libraries
USCard Services
USC Transportation
Department of Public Safety

Off Campus Entertainment and Resources

Downtown LA
LA Live
LA.com
LA Metro