University of Southern California




To view the Commencement 2015 Bus Schedule, please click here.

Directions to Campus

For driving directions to campus and general campus maps, please click here.

Parking is free for guests attending Commencement-related activities in all USC-owned structures (on both campuses) on Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13. Please note that you must still stop at the parking attendant’s booth to receive a parking permit. Overnight parking is not allowed with a daily permit.

For public transportation to USC, the Metro will be running all day for Commencement attendees to use. It is $1.75 per boarding, or you may purchase a Day Pass for $7. Fares are sold on TAP cards, so you’ll need to buy them at ticket vending machines or from a Metro representative.

Tip: Load your TAP card in advance to avoid waiting in line day-of

The two stations by USC are Expo Park/USC Station and Expo/Vermont Station on the Metro Expo Line. For a printable PDF map, click here.

For more help with planning your trip to USC via Metro, click here.

On-Campus Transportation

For guests with disabilities, we offer a shuttle service stopping at selected tram stops on campus. Because of the challenges in navigating vehicles around 65,000 people on campus, it can be difficult to guarantee that a tram will make a given stop at a given time; the trams instead make a loose, untimed, repeated round of all stops.

It is recommended that you bring or check out a wheelchair if you have a member of your party that may have trouble walking.

Unfortunately, due to liability restrictions, students or staff driving electric carts on campus are not allowed to offer rides to any university guests.

Off-Campus Transportation

Trams travel between campus and several satellite locations. Please note there is no scheduled tram service from any hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Please click here for the USC tram schedule.

Parking Center: the Parking Center, just east of campus at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Grand Avenue, has trams running back and forth to campus every 10 to 20 minutes.

Union Station: trams ferry guests between Union Station (Patsaouras Transit Plaza, Berth/Station #4) and campus (Jefferson Boulevard at Hoover Street).

Health Sciences Campus: trams travel between the University Park Campus (Jefferson Boulevard at Hoover Street), and the HSC (Eastlake on the corner of San Pablo).

Rental Cars

USC Transportation has partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and has a branch located on campus in Parking Structure X. The campus office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Contact them directly at (213) 741-5216.