Center for Engineering Diversity
- Center for Engineering Diversity
Frequently Asked Questions
Thanks to generous industry sponsors, and The Viterbi School of Engineering, all VSI activities, housing, and meal plan, and weekend excursions are covered. VSI participants and families are responsible for the cost of transportation to and from campus and meals during excursions. If these costs present a barrier to participate, we will offer funding grants as support. Please contact the CED staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel grants are available for any student in need of financial support getting to and/or from campus during the month of July. Please indicate on your application that you are interested in receiving a Travel Grant if you are in need of financial assistance with your cost of travel.
Sunday, May 14
The courses do not count as unit credit, but will help students get a sense of what to expect out of college-level classes.
No. The weekends will include organized trips and social activities to assist in building friendships and support networks. If there is a concern you have about the weekends or if you are unable to participate in a weekend activity, please contact the CED staff at email@example.com
We would prefer participants to arrive on our start date, but understand if that is not possible. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
To maximize your experience in VSI, we strongly encourage all participants to stay for the length of the program. If you are unable to join us for the full duration of VSI, please contact the CED staff at email@example.com to discuss options.
Students are scheduled to move-in to our residence hall on More information regarding housing and check-in will be provided in mid-May..
The formal program concludes Wednesday, August 2nd and participants are required to check out Thursday, August 3rd by 10am.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options you are comfortable with.
Please contact us at email@example.com so we can work with you on making sure our program is accessible to you and accommodations are being met.
All students will receive a recommended packing list in early June. Bedding for the summer program is provided by USC Housing and some students find a laptop convenient to have, although it is not required.
Published on April 8th, 2022
Last updated on June 9th, 2023