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How to Register

It only takes a few simple steps to register for your New Student Orientation session!

Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for all incoming freshman and transfer students. Learn more about how to register here. 

The Registration Process

All reservations for freshman and transfer students, as well as families and guests are made online at You'll need to know your VIP ID and UofSC system password in order to log in. Please be aware that the Orientation Portal is only accessible through Google Chrome or Firefox browsers. 

  1. Pay your enrollment deposit (Freshmen only). You must pay a $200 admissions deposit to confirm enrollment before gaining access to New Student Orientation registration.
  2. Verify your session. If you are beginning classes in May or June, you will attend Summer Term Orientation. Before you register, make sure to find your Orientation. If you are beginning classes in August, you will attend Fall Term Orientation for freshmen or transfers.
    1. If you are a transfer student participating in early advisement, you will attend a Summer Term Orientation., or a transfer session during the month of June. This is regardless of your starting term.
  3. Set up your account. Using your VIP ID and USC ID, you will set up an account in the reservation portal by visiting
    • Add security questions for account verification.
    • Access your USC email and set up your email preferences.
    • Add emergency contact information.
    • Set Up Multifactor Authentication.
  4. Make your reservation. Visit, log in to your account, click on the "Admissions" tab and then click on "Orientation Services." Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. Pay for your session. Your reservation will not be confirmed until you have paid. This is separate from your admissions deposit.
  6. Prepare for your session. Once you have registered, read through your session information and stay connected to the email you provide during registration for updates from the Office of New Student Orientation.

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