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Student Welcome

Are you an incoming freshman or transfer student to USC? USC is a big campus – but APASS is here to help you sort it out! 

The best place to start your college experience is at SEIP Student Welcome, happening this August 2023. During this fully packed day, you will learn more about APASS and Student Equity and Inclusion Programs, participate in a student involvement fair, eat delicious food, and meet new students. Many of our students have made lifelong friends at Student Welcome, and we hope you will, too. 

Students gathered together at Student Welcome.

APIDA Student Welcome

APIDA Student Welcome & Involvement Fair, hosted at our joint-SEIP Student Welcome, can help you discover great programs and organizations to get involved with this year. Discover the dynamic and diverse Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) community at USC, meet other students, and make the most of your college experience! Event is free and open to all new students. 

APASS Open House

As a department, we’re here for you with all the resources you might need to get through the day, a space and place to hang out, and opportunities to learn how to get involved. Per tradition, we’ll have plenty of 85C baked goods available and a number of our students leaders, staff, and faculty around to greet you and let you know more about APASS.

USC Welcome Experience

The USC Welcome Experience occurs from August 14, 2021 –  October 2, 2021. Curious about what events are happening? Check the USC Welcome Experience Calendar of Events. 

Head over to our SEIP colleague’s websites to learn more information about their Open Houses and additional events. 

Student Welcome Countdown


APIDA Welcome Week

APASS is thrilled to partner with our colleagues at SEIP, APASA, and Campus Activities to bring you some exciting events during APIDA Welcome Week from Sunday August 22nd to Friday, September 3rd. Join us for the following events:

Student Welcome & Involvement Fair, 8/22, 11-4pm
APASA General Meeting, 8/23, 6-8pm
APASA Intern Info Session, 8/25, 8/31, 9/3, times TBD
APASS Open House, 8/26, 1-4pm
APASA Game Show Social, 8/27, 6:30-8:30pm
APIDA New Student Mixer, 8/31, 5-8pm
USC Goes to 626 Night Market, 9/3, 7-11pm

To register for any of our events, please click below!

Group of students sitting on grass field

Students sit on a picnic blanket and pose for a photo at APASA’s Welcome Back BBQ during Student Welcome.