USC Viterbi COVID-19 Response

Please find activities, links and resources below surrounding USC Viterbi's response to COVID-19.

FAQ and COVID-19 Related Pages

Quick-links below to any FAQ page or other pages created on our school site in relationship to COVID-19.


Our Four-Pillar Themes

Content relating to our four pillar themes (people, programs, thought leadership, innovation and outreach) that are unique to USC Viterbi in the current environment.


Online Events and Seminars

For upcoming school-level events, please see our Online Events Series page. Links to past events that have been recorded as well as links to materials such as slide decks (when made available) can also be found here.

Many different departments, units, groups and faculty have been holding online events since the start of the pandemic as well and whenever possible have recorded such and made them publicly available. Please understand that some events were held for a closed audience (for example alumni, current or perspective students) and are therefore are not publicly listed. Please visit the various USC Viterbi associated YouTube channels below to view archived online events.

USC Viterbi Online Events Playlist
USC Viterbi Admission
USC Viterbi Current Students
USC Viterbi Graduate and Professional Programs
USC Viterbi Careers
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Computer Science
USC ISI
USC Aviation Safety
USC Viterbi K12 Stem
USC CAIS
Professor Andrea Armani
CAIS++
Professor Jeff Miller
USC Viterbi VAST Program
USC Viterbi CAM


Research Related to COVID-19

To learn about research at USC Viterbi that addresses COVID-19 challenges, please browse our News and Media section at the bottom of this page, as many of our research projects have been written about or been covered by media. If you are a researcher yourself, you might want to visit COVID-19 FAQ for USC Viterbi Researchers.


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Please visit our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Help page if you are seeking PPE or are able to help to produce, donate, etc. We are trying to coordinate such efforts on this page to protect as many people as possible. Stories about PPE can be found lower down on this page in the Related News and Media section section.


USC Student Emergency Fund Options
Messages from Leadership

For complete list of community messages from USC Central please visit this page

03/23/2021 - Provost Zukoski: Important Update

03/18/2021 - President Folt: Commencement update for 2020 and 2021 graduates

03/18/2021 - Chief Health Officer Van Orman: Reminder on COVID-19 Safety and Spring Travel

03/05/2021 - President Folt: A Year Together Apart

03/05/2021 - Provost Zukoski: Letter Regarding Increased On-Campus Activities

01/01/2021 - President Folt: Compliance with Public Health

11/18/2020 - Chief Health Officer Van Orman: Spring COVID-19 Safety Planning

11/13/2020 - Provost Zukoski: Looking Forward to Spring

11/10/2020 - Dean Yortsos and Vice Dean Johnson: Viterbi Spring 2021 Wellness Days and Grading Option

10/19/2020 - Dean Yortsos: Viterbi Fall 2020 P/NP and Spring 2021 Calendar and Classes

10/14/2020 - Provost Zukoski: Important Updates for Fall and Spring Semesters

10/14/2020 - President Folt: Planning ahead for Spring 2021

9/14/2020 - Provost Zukoski: Fall Semester Update

8/5/2020 - Provost Zukoski: On Fall Semester Remote Instruction

7/8/2020 - Dean Yortsos' Letter to USC Viterbi International Students

7/8/2020 - President Folt: Message Regarding International Students

7/7/2020 - Dean Yortsos' Letter to USC Viterbi Undergraduate Students

7/1/2020 - Provost Zukoski: On Student Housing and Course Schedules

6/29/2020 - Chief Health Officer Van Orman and Vice President of Student Affairs Crisp: Fall 2020 on Campus

6/19/2020 - Provost Zukoski: Regarding restart activities

6/02/2020 - President Folt: The 2020-2021 Academic Year

5/07/2020 - Provost Zukoski: Project Restart – The Path to Bringing USC Back to Campus

4/29/2020 - President Folt: State of the University Address

4/28/2020 - Provost Zukoski: Academic Updates for Current and Future Trojans

4/24/2020 - President Folt: Celebrating USC’s Graduating Class of 2020

4/16/2020 - Provost Zukoski: Support for the USC Graduate and Professional Student Community

4/15/2020 - Message to Trojan Community from President Folt

4/3/2020 - Memo from Dean Yortsos: Competence and Character

4/3/2020 - An Important Message from the Provost and Chief Financial Officer

3/30/2020 - President Folt and Provost Zukoski: Important Modification to Undergraduate Grading Policy

3/30/2020 - President Folt: Join USC in Helping Those Impacted by COVID-19

3/24/2020 - President Folt: COVID-19 New Actions

3/20/2020 - Provost Zukoski: Options for Course Grades and Withdrawals

3/17/2020 - Memo from Dean Yortsos: Facing the COVID-19 Challenge


Community and Resource Links

USC Student Health - Find info for Operational Updates. TeleHealth and more

CDC - Find Travel Advice, Facts & Figures, How to Protect Yourself and more

Music for Surviving a Pandemic - What Trojan engineers are listening to during this period of self-isolation

Related News and Media

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Senior Lab Technician Jeffrey Vargas models the new remote lab terminal set up, which allows TAs and students to connect to the same software remotely. PHOTO/ Charles Radovich.

Biegler Hall Gets a Makeover

September 1, 2020

The third floor Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering lab was reconfigured over the summer to offer students an interactive, yet safe experience this fall.