USC Price School of Public Policy

Visit the USC State Capital Center


Located in downtown Sacramento near the State Capital Building, the USC State Capital Center facility provides an opportunity for students to learn in the very place where key policy decisions are made. The Center is located at:

1800 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-3004

The Center is home to the USC Price School of Public Policy Sacramento programs and the USC Office of State Government Relations.

To schedule a visit with a representative of the Price School of Public Policy, please contact:

Doug Evans
(916) 637-8970

The Center features several classrooms, a computing facility, student lounge, and faculty/staff offices.

Hours of Operation

The USC State Capital Center business hours are:
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

The Center is also open for evening and weekend classes.


By Air:
The Sacramento International Airport is served by 14 airlines, including Southwest, United, Jet Blue, American and Alaska Airlines. The USC State Capital Center is located 11 miles from the Sacramento International Airport (about 15 minutes). Transportation from the airport is available by rental car, SuperShuttle (about $15 one-way) or taxi (about $40 one-way).

By Train:
Amtrak trains serve Sacramento daily. The Sacramento Amtrak station is located 1.5 miles from the USC State Capital Center at 401 I Street.


On-street parking (metered and 2-hour free parking) is available around the State Capital Center on 18th St. and on I St. Limited off-street parking is available under the State Capital Center for students, staff and visiting faculty.

Map of Long-Term Meter Locations

Information about “Pay & Display” parking stations located around the USC State Capital Center.A Pay & Display Station is an automated kiosk that replaces multiple meters on a block. The station accepts credit cards and coins, and it provides users with printed receipts to be displayed on the streetside window. The receipts are to be posted on the streetside window inside the vehicle. Additionally, printed receipts offer two benefits: they allow the user to take the remaining time on the ticket to another parking spot and they provide a convenient record of expenses for business and tax purposes.