Computing Resources & IT Support
- USC offers software that is freely available for download such as Microsoft Office.
- Grammarly is free of charge to all currently enrolled students at Price. Please fill out the license request form.
- A password manager is a tool that simplifies your online life by remembering your passwords for you. With LastPass to manage your logins, it’s easy to have a strong, unique password for every online account and improve your online security.
- Some USC online services require access through on-campus USC Secure Wireless or a wired network connection. USC offers Virtual Private Networking (VPN) to provide secure remote access to these services when you are off-campus or if your internet access is restricted.
- A virtual USC Lab computer that can be accessed from anywhere, and includes such software as Adobe Creative Cloud, ArcGIS, SAS, SPSS, STATA, and R.
- A virtual background can help those who may not be comfortable with keeping their camera on. USC and Price provide themed Zoom backgrounds, and instructions on how to use them are included at this link.
- Students enrolled in a program that uses Blackboard can visit the USC Blackboard website as well as contact Blackboard Support at [email protected] and (213) 740-5555 (select option 2).
- Resources available to help students enrolled in the EMHA program.
- Students enrolled in a program that uses Moodle can visit the Technical Support Frequently Asked Questions portal or call 1-877-646-1885.
- Includes information about USC Student Computing Resources, including setting up your USC email.
- Instructions on how to register for classes online.
Emergency Financial Aid
- A site for students to request assistance for basic needs from USC, including food insecurity, housing, financial aid, and technology, which can include a Hotspot (for internet access) and a loaner laptop.
- Established to offer resources to Price students in need to support their academic programs during pandemic-era education. This fund is open to all Price students. Contact Krystle Zhang for more information.
Library, Research, and Writing Services
- Created as a collaboration between the Libraries and the Writing Program, this resource provides important information to help students develop stronger writing skills.
- The USC Libraries provide services, facilities, and technological resources in support of the university’s educational, research, clinical, artistic, professional, and community-service goals. The following policies, governing the use of the facilities and collections, reflect this mission.
- USC offers LinkedIn Learning as a free resource to all students offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills.
- The Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) provides free academic support for enrolled USC students such as academic coaching, time management skills, and many other tools and resources.
- The Digital Campus is a “one stop shop” connecting you with the tools and systems you need for learning, engagement, collaboration, and support, whether you are learning on campus or from a distance.
- Events are broadcast live over Zoom. A selection of recordings are available on our YouTube channel for viewing after events have passed. Watch the most recent talks below, and visit the event playlists to explore past events.
- Recordings of past events hosted by Price Student Affairs.
- Virtual student events happening across the Price community.
- The Student Toolkit, part of the Digital Campus, provides you with tools and resources to help you learn, collaborate, communicate, and participate in the online learning environment.
Student Health Services
- Campus Support & Intervention (CSI) is an office within Campus Wellbeing and Crisis Intervention. We are a team of professionals here to assist current students, faculty, and staff in navigating complex issues. Whether you are here seeking support for yourself or someone else, we are available to help you problem solve, understand options, and connect with resources.
- Offers counseling and behavioral health services to students.
- Mindful USC is a service from the Provost’s Office with a mission to empower the USC community to make positive change in the world by building a culture of mindfulness and compassion. It offers ongoing training, practice groups and special events throughout USC.
- Information about the USC student health insurance plan, the health insurance requirement, and health insurance waiver.
Student Support & Advocacy
USC is a multicultural community of people from diverse racial, ethnic, gender, and class backgrounds, national origins, faith backgrounds, political beliefs, abilities, and sexual orientations.
For additional USC resources not mentioned below, click here.
- We have implemented an anonymous feedback tool as one avenue for students to share suggestions and ideas. Even if you choose to provide an email address to allow a response from Price leadership, your privacy and anonymity will be protected. More details can be found at the link.
- USC does not tolerate acts of bias within its community. All incidents of bias, hate crimes, and hate incidents are considered a serious breach of our community expectations and need to be reported to allow for appropriate investigation and response. If you experience an incident at Price or at USC, please contact our Student Affairs Office immediately or you can file a report online through the USC Office of Equity, Equal Opportunity, & Title IX.
- The department’s primary mission is to provide a safe and secure environment on campus and in the local USC community that allows students, faculty, staff and campus visitors to realize their academic and social pursuits.
- Strives to eliminate discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, advance equal opportunity and inclusion, and execute anti-discrimination enforcement and compliance functions related to sex, race, national origin, disability, age, religion, and other protected characteristics.
- Provides resources regarding student conduct code and policies.
- A list of student resources prepared by the Price Student Leaders’ Online Education Subcommittee (OES).
- TrojansAlert is an emergency notification system that allows university officials to contact you during an emergency by sending messages via text message and email.
- Enhances the individual and academic success of veterans, service members, and their families. The Veterans Resources Center is committed to supporting the veteran community in the areas of higher education, GI Bill benefits, academic success, graduation, career development, and wellbeing. The center offers opportunities to excel academically through services like a study space and computer stations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I register for classes?
A. Students can obtain registration help by following the web registration instructions provided by the Office of Academic Records and Registrar.
Q. Where can I find help with Zoom?
A. You can find Zoom troubleshooting topics on the USC Information Technology Services website.
Q. My classes require Microsoft Office, like Word and PowerPoint. Do I have free access to this software??
A. Yes! All students can download Microsoft Office for free from the USC Information Technology Services software website.
Q. I am having issues with Blackboard, such as uploads not working. Where can I get help?
A. Students enrolled in a program that uses Blackboard can visit the USC Blackboard website as well as contact Blackboard Support at [email protected] and (213) 740-5555 (select option 2).
Q: I am having issues with Moodle, such as uploads not working. Where can I get help?
A: Students enrolled in a program that uses Moodle can visit the Technical Support Frequently Asked Questions portal or call 1-877-646-1885.
Q. I’m having email issues. Where can I get help?
A. You can obtain help with email at the USC Information Technology Services – Email Services website.
Q. I’m having a difficult time organizing my time and studying. Is there somewhere I can go for study success tips?
A. Yes! Check out the Kortschak Center.
Q. I’m enrolled in an online degree program. Are there resources of particular interest to me?
A. Yes! Many of the resources below will be of interest to you. In particular, please see the resources listed under students-online.