Trojan Family Weekend

Event
October 7, 2021 - October 8, 2021
9am

USC Trojan Family Weekend at the USC Libraries 

October 7 & 8, 2021

Click here to see the full Trojan Family Weekend schedule and to register. 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

1:00 PM  -  1:50 PM

Inside Leavey Library

Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Library (LVL), Lobby

Glimpse the library of choice for most undergraduates, where vocal collaboration and snacking are encouraged. The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Library is open 24/7 and boasts a state-of-the-art learning environment with sizable print and electronic collections as well as the Ahmanson Information Commons, where students can "check out" a laptop, high-resolution SLR camera, or digital audio recorder. Computing consultants are on hand around the clock to support Leavey Library's tech-enhanced spaces built for multimedia production and viewing, presentations, videoconferencing, film screenings, and, of course, teaching and learning.

For a self-guided tour of Leavey Library, click here.

 

3:30 PM  -  4:20 PM

Doheny Memorial Library: Guided Tour

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) Front Steps

Explore the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library and discover why this monument to intellectual life and public art has been a Los Angeles landmark since its erection in 1932. Tour stops will include the grand rotunda featuring magnificent stained glass windows, several magnificent reading rooms, labyrinthine stacks, a card catalog room, and curated exhibition spaces. Don’t miss the sight of this brick-and-limestone edifice designed by Ralph Adams Cram and Samuel Lunden.

If you’re interested in a self-guided tour of Doheny Memorial Library, click here.

 

6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM

USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study: Polymathic Pizza

Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study (DML), Room 241

Experience the USC Sidney Harman Academy's undergraduate conversational series investigating what it means to live a "polymathic" life incorporating an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving and innovation. The cornerstone of Harman Academy programming brings together students from across the campus for pizza and conversation on a central theme followed by thought-provoking discussion between a professor and attendees. This event is an opportunity for families to get a glimpse of our programming and the Harman Academy's aims by attending one of our traditional events with their student.  

For this special Trojan Family Weekend Polymathic Pizza session, Professors Karen Tongson (author of Why Karen Carpenter Matters) and Viet Thanh Nguyen (Pulitzer Prize winner for The Sympathizer) will guide and challenge us in an exploration of what neighbor and neighborhood can and should mean, both locally and globally.   

Pizza will be served following the event in the Doheny Memorial Library Nazarian Pavilion on the ground floor by LiteraTea Cafe. 

 

Friday, October 8, 2021

1:30 PM  -  2:20 PM

Phi Kappa Phi Fall Recognition Ceremony (Invitation Only)

Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Room 240

Celebrate USC's most accomplished sophomores and juniors for their academic excellence during the previous year. Founded in 1897, the national Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest at USC and draws members from all study disciplines. With the USC Libraries, the USC Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi provides opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members to engage in research and creative pursuits, to share their experiences, and to earn recognition for their accomplishments within a supportive academic community. At the Fall Recognition Ceremony, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes sophomores on track for full membership, and initiates juniors into full membership.

 

3:30 PM  -  4:20 PM

Doheny Memorial Library: Guided Tour

Doheny Memorial Library (DML) Front Steps

Explore the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library and discover why this monument to intellectual life and public art has been a Los Angeles landmark since its erection in 1932. Tour stops will include the grand rotunda featuring magnificent stained glass windows, several magnificent reading rooms, labyrinthine stacks, a card catalog room, and curated exhibition spaces. Don’t miss the sight of this brick-and-limestone edifice designed by Ralph Adams Cram and Samuel Lunden.

If you’re interested in a self-guided tour of Doheny Memorial Library, click here.