7/8: University Message Regarding International Students

We are deeply troubled by the updated guidance that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released Monday requiring international students to take at least one in-person class to maintain their visa status. Given the broad range of courses being offered, both in person and online, we are optimistic we will be able to support our international students to study in person safely if they wish, but it may take a few days.

6/8: Update from the Provost and Chief Financial Officer

USC has a potential budget gap of $300 to $500 million in FY 2021. The gap arises from lost revenues and increased costs associated with COVID-19. We are preparing for a prolonged economic recovery that could impact our finances for several years. We remain confident that we can close this gap for FY 2021, and over the next year, develop plans to emerge stronger from the pandemic.

5/14: Upgrade Now to Zoom 5.0

Zoom recently released Zoom 5.0, which includes stronger data encryption, centralized security controls and other meeting safeguards. Beginning on May 30, all Zoom software must be upgraded to Zoom 5.0 in order to join meetings.