Getting to and from USC
Free bus transportation to the University Park Campus is available to students living in the nearby area (sometimes referred to as “USC trams”). A bus route connects the University Parking Center at Jefferson Boulevard and Grand Avenue with various University Park Campus locations. An intercampus bus runs between the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. The bus service links both campuses to Union Station—the major Los Angeles transportation hub, serviced by Amtrak, Metrolink, Metrorail and local transit bus lines. USC trams operate designated routes Monday through Friday; limited services are provided on weekends.
USC Campus Cruiser provides either a walking or vehicle escort to your destination within a one mile radius of campus. During the fall and spring semesters, this free service operates from 6 p.m. to 2:45 a.m., seven days a week, except for university holidays. To arrange a ride from the University Park campus, call (213) 740–4911; from the Health Sciences campus, call (323) 442–2100.
Driving in California
During your first three months in the U.S., you may use your driver’s license from your home country together with an International Driving Permit/License and your passport. If you stay in the United States longer than 3 months, you will need a California driver’s license to drive. Your I-20 needs to be valid for least 2 months after the date you pass your driving test.
For more information, check the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website.
Within walking distance from campus you will find a METRO train stop that you can take to Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Union Station (where you can find train connections to other U.S. cities and states), Long Beach, the airport and many local attractions.