USC Language Academy students have full access to all USC facilities and services. These services include:
• USC Student Identification Card (USCard)
• Libraries (including student library cards)
• Computer Services (including a USC e-mail account)
• Student Health & Counseling Services
• Recreational Sports Facilities
• USC Ticket Office Discount
A USC ID card is a must for all USC students and should be carried at all times while on campus. The card, which identifies you as a currently enrolled student, also entitles you to various other privileges and potential uses on and off campus. Your student ID lets you use the University Library System, the Lyon Center and other recreational facilities. It also offers check cashing privileges at the Cashier's Office and access to your USC housing complex and computer centers located around campus.
USC has 19 separate library collections on campus totaling more than four million volumes, with over half a million government documents, three million photographs and 3.6 million microforms. In addition, the libraries subscribe to more than 20,000 current journals.
The USC libraries have noteworthy collections in the areas of cinema, international and public affairs, American literature, regional history, marine science, philosophy, Latin American studies and Korean studies. The USC libraries are also home to an extensive collection of photographs chronicling the history of Southern California.
USC's academic computing environment is rich in resources and opportunities for students, faculty and staff. The Information Services Division (ISD) provides support for academic computing at USC. ISD computing facilities and services include:
• Public user rooms, open 24 hours a day, equipped with nearly 1,000 computers. All Windows machines are Pentium-II based systems, all Apple machines are Power Macintosh G3s and all Sun workstations are UltraSparcs.
• Computer-based information systems providing campus information, library catalogues, research tools and network resources.
• Consulting services, hands-on training, online help and publications.
• Systems support for a variety of networked computers, including Macintosh, Windows and UNIX workstations along with file and time-sharing servers.
ISD provides computing accounts to all USC students. The Academy will establish this account for you and lead you through activation during Orientation. USC computer accounts allow users to send and receive email and take advantage of the World Wide Web and other Internet resources.
The Information Services Division provides access to nearly 1,000 high-power personal computers and workstations in public computing centers throughout campus. Any person presenting a valid USCard can use the technology in the computing centers. ISD computing centers are generally open 24 hours a day. Hours are limited between semesters, during the summer sessions and on holidays.
Ethernet in USC Housing
ResNet provides students in many residence halls (inclusing Parkside and Cardinal Gardens) access to high-speed ethernet access to USCnet and the Internet ( www.usc.edu/resnet ). Remote access to USC hosts is available through a dial-up network of over 1,000 lines ( www.usc.edu/dialup ). High-speed modem connections are accessible by dialing (213) 743-2222.
Academy students have full access to the Student Health Center on campus. A wide range of medical services are offered to help students maintain an optimum level of physical and mental health and to guide them in the prevention of illnesses. The University requires that ALL students have supplemental health insurance. The Academy provides Medical Insurance Coverage for all full-time Academy students. Medical Insurance Cards are distributed during the Academy Orientation. This insurance will help to cover the cost of health care that cannot be obtained at the Health Centers, especially in emergency situations where hospitalization may be required.
General William Lyon University Center: The 66,000-square-foot Lyon University Center provides the space needed to accommodate extracurricular recreational activities. This facility significantly affects the quality of campus life for the entire university community offering:
- Leisure and Fitness Classes — aerobics (low to high impact), hip hop aerobics, muscle conditioning, cardioboxing, step aerobics, SCycling (USC's style of spinning), water aerobics, African dance, Latin cardio jam, abs only, water jogging, diving, martial arts (Judo, Karate, Kung Fu, Quyen Dao, Tae Kwon Do, Dux Ninjitsu and Hwa Rang Do), yoga, dance, swim stroke analysis, fitness walking and personal trainers.
- A cardiovascular exercise room
- Multipurpose and club meeting rooms
- Locker and changing room facilities
- Intramural Sports; Club Sport Teams; and Recreational Interest Clubs
- Two gymnasia for intramural sports, open “drop in” recreation and varsity athletic events
Equipment Checkout — A list of rental equipment and fees is available in the Lyon Center equipment room. Some sports equipment and apparel are available for purchase. For additional information, contact (213) 740-8977.
The Ticket Office offers tickets for a number of student-oriented or student-sponsored events on campus. Whether you are interested in attending a USC sporting event, a theatre or music performance, visit a Southern California attraction such as Universal Studios or the IMAX Theatre, the Ticket Office is available to serve your needs.
Discounted tickets are available for purchase to many forms of entertainment events and attractions in the Southern California area including: the Hollywood Bowl, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Magic Mountain, Raging Waters and other water parks, winter skiing discounts, the IMAX Theatre and the Renaissance Pleasure Faire.
Movie tickets are available for major exhibitors including: AMC, Loews/Cineplex, Edwards, Mann, General Cinemas, Laemmle, Pacific, SoCal Cinemas and United Artists. Tickets are good for any regular screening and expire approximately one year from the date of purchase.