12/17 information (updated): COVID-19 omicron variant

The university is closely monitoring the increased spread of the omicron variant; any changes regarding the spring semester, such as a remote start, will be announced by the end of next week. (We have no intention of having a remote spring semester and are planning to continue in-person instruction for spring 2022.) Everyone is urged to get a booster shot as soon as possible as they are likely to be required for the spring. Read the full memo and clarification. Stay informed on USC’s current plans and programs by visiting our informational website.