Emergency Information

Normal conditions

The university is operating normally.

Updated 3 p.m. Tuesday 2/6

Previous information

Severe weather Feb. 4-6

Updated 4:30 p.m. Sunday 2/4: A major rainstorm has hit Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, and heavy rain and winds are forecast through Tuesday.

USC’s Office of Fire Safety & Emergency Planning, Department of Public Safety and Office of Facilities Planning and Management are monitoring conditions. Our staff is on alert and prepared to initiate emergency plans if needed.

There are no planned operational changes at this time; classes will be held as scheduled. We will use our TrojansAlert system to notify the community if that changes.

We encourage everyone to monitor weather conditions in the communities where they live and sign up for emergency alerts from their cities. For guidance about storm preparations, please refer to NotifyLA.

Call the USC Department of Public Safety
University Park Campus: 213-740-4321
Health Sciences Campus: 323-442-1000

  • COVID-19 safety resources: USC encourages students, faculty and staff to practice good hygiene when coming to campus and interacting with each other. Test if you may have had an exposure, and test before and after attending a gathering or returning from travel (days 3-5 after potential exposure are recommended). Visit USC’s Covid-19 Resource Center for more information.


What to know during an emergency

During an emergency, it’s important to be prepared. Here are some helpful resources and answers to commonly asked questions to ensure your safety. Being informed and ready can make all the difference.

Stay Informed

Your safety is our top priority. Stay informed about any current emergency situations at USC and prioritize your well-being with the help of the university’s reliable notification systems.

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What you should know

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