Greetings Cohort of 2015!
I hope you are enjoying your first week of classes! Please see the following announcements below:
Informational Survey from your Writing Advisor, Dr. Christopher Mattson
I am sending this on behalf of your Writing Advisor, Dr. Christopher Mattson, who would like share some information with you. Please click on this link to learn more about how he can help: https://usc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7V84bwMeXBmckAJ
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Mattson at email@example.com.
Blackboard Course Access
Blackboard is a web-based resource allowing faculty and students to communicate regarding their classes. Faculty may send email through Blackboard to registered students, and may post syllabi, course documents, and assignments. Students can submit assignments and participate in discussions online. It is very important to check Blackboard for your upcoming semester’s courses prior to the start of the semester so that you are aware of forthcoming assignments and class meetings, and to use Blackboard regularly throughout the semester.Remember that you will need to register for your course to receive the professor’s Blackboard emails. You can access Blackboard at https://blackboard.usc.edu/.
If you do not see your courses in Blackboard, please reach out to your professor about either making the course view-able to all students or adding you to the course roster.
2SC - Rossier Online Platform Technology Help
If you have any questions or issues with the Rossier online platform in which you take your EDUC 605 course, please contact your Student Support Advisor, Sha'Niece Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Insurance Waiver
Full-time registration in classes prompts an automatic enrollment in USC’s health insurance plan, which can be waived if you prove comparable private coverage.
The deadline to waive the mandatory health insurance is Friday, September 11, 2015. Any waivers from last year will not rollover to this academic year. You must submit a waiver every academic year in which you enroll. If you need more information about the USC health insurance plan or how to waive the mandatory health insurance, please visit the Health Center website at:
Proof of Immunization Requirement
USC requires all students receive two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) vaccine, or show proof of Measles and Mumps immunity, prior to their ﬁrst semester of enrollment at USC by submitting one of the following:
1. Documentation (month and year) of receiving TWO doses of the MMR vaccine (or TWO doses of Measles vaccine and TWO doses of Mumps vaccine)
– OR –
2. Documentation of a positive Rubella titer and Mumps titer (laboratory blood test)
*Please note that an account hold will be placed on your student account if you do not take care of this requirement in a timely manner. You will need to submit your immunization documents to the Immunization/Screening Compliance Office as soon as possible to avoid registration holds. You cannot register for your classes until you have completed and cleared the immunization documentation requirement.*
Please visit the following website for more information:
Waivers and immunizations must be taken care of by Friday, September 11, 2015 to avoid late fees and registration holds.
• All documentation must include an ofﬁcial signature or stamp from your physician or clinic.
• The ﬁrst dose of Measles, Mumps or MMR vaccines must be given at 12 months of age or later. A patient must wait at least 4 weeks, following the first dose, to receive the second dose.
• Students born prior to January 1, 1957 are considered to be immune and will automatically be listed as exempt from the measles and mumps immunity requirement.
How to Submit Documentation:
• Please e-mail documented proof of Measles-Mumps Immunity to the Immunization/Screening Compliance Office: email@example.com
• If you need to fax your documented proof instead, please fax to: (213) 821-2740.
• All documents must include the student’s full name, 10-digit ID number and telephone number.
Potential Job Opportunity
MeriEducation, a tutoring company that runs on scholastic fervor and personable demonstrations is looking for instructors. With a new location in Pasadena, MeriEducation wants to invite USC students to join their team and gain work experience through instructing children and teenagers.
For more information, you may visit this link: http://www.merieducation.com/
If you are interested in applying, please complete an online application at this link: http://www.merieducation.com/hireme
Parking at USC
If you have questions about parking passes, daily reservations, USC transit, etc, please visit the USC Transportation website at http://transnet.usc.edu/. Many of your first year classes on the main campus will take place in Waite Phillips Hall (WPH) or the surrounding buildings, so the closest parking structures to the building are Parking Structure X (PSX) or Parking Structure D (PSD). We encourage you to think about the cost-effectiveness of purchasing a permit as it may make more sense to pay the $12.00/day if you are only coming to campus once a week for class. If you are taking classes at the Orange County Center location, parking is free.
USC Center for Women and Men VOICE Program
Do you want to develop your awareness of sexual and gender-based violence, and learn how you can better support those who it affects? Interested in creating a culture of consent and healthy relationships in your student community?
VOICE -- Violence Outreach Intervention and Community Empowerment -- is a new program developed by the USC Center for Women and Men (CWM)/Sexual Assault Resource Center to give Trojans knowledge, tools and resources for preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence. CWM is now accepting applications for its first class of VOICE representatives: Apply by September 25.
Learn more here: https://engemannshc.usc.edu/cwm/voice/
Access the online application here: https://uscstudentaffairs.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cDabg2uSsyUN8XP
That's it for now! I hope your first week went well for you!
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am available via email, phone, in person, and webcam/chat!
Cohort of 2015, Academic Advisor