Viterbi Welcome Experience

Welcome to the Viterbi Family! We are honored and humbled that you have chosen the Viterbi School as your home for the next few years. All of us at the Viterbi School have been working hard this past Fall to ensure you that your experience is both enriching and rewarding. We are committed to supporting you and helping you every step of the way. In conjunction with the USC Welcome Experience, we will host a number of events and programs designed to help you transition to Viterbi.

Make sure to check out the Welcome Experience Calendar of Events found below as well as the Welcome to Viterbi social media challenges running from January 5th-January 17th, 2021.  We look forward to seeing you at all of our upcoming Welcome events!


Share Your School Spirit!

Join us in welcoming all new members of the entering class! Don’t forget to use the hashtags #Viterbilife, #WelcomeToViterbi, and #WelcomeToUSC during events and when posting on social media throughout your USC Welcome Experience.

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Welcome Experience Calendar

Below are a number of upcoming Viterbi Welcome Experience events scheduled from January 11 through February 20, 2021.  All events can also be found on the Experience Viterbi App and the USC Welcome Experience events calendar.


Meet Your Classmates


What are you most excited for this spring?

Get to know your classmates entering the Viterbi School this Spring 2021. Click below to submit your photo and tell us your name, major, hometown, what you are most excited about this spring.



Mariah Baker

Hometown: Monrovia

Civil Engineering

"I am looking forward to making connections and joining NSBE!"

Rachel Bakke

Hometown: Saratoga, CA

Computer Science

"I am looking forward to joining new student clubs and finding friends who share the same passions as me outside of class. "

Kate McQuarrie

Hometown: New Hope, PA

Astronautical Engineering

"I am looking forward to Living near a Trader Joes! (hopefully)"

Marianne Zhou

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Mechanical Engineering

"I'm excited to meet all of my classmates online (and some of you all in person too)!"

Anaka Mahesh

Hometown: Tustin

Electrical and Computer Engineering

"Definitely getting used to online instruction and getting to meet new people and make new friends. I mean, how many people can say that they met their potential best friends through Zoom. Also, having late night study groups on zoom is going to be fun."

Celine Vazquez

Hometown: Montebello, CA

Biomedical Engineering

"I am looking forward to making new friends and exploring the city with them!"

Jay Park

Hometown: Boston, MA

Electrical and Computer Engineering

"I am looking forward to all of the intellectual stimulation that the field of engineering promises!"

Sarah Liang

Hometown: Rowland Heights

Computer Science

"I’m super excited to explore the various engineering and cultural clubs at USC through the Involvement Fair!"

Nicole Podest

Hometown: Panama City, Panama

Biomedical Engineering

"I’m looking forward to getting to know other people."

Bradley Martin

Hometown: Petaluma, CA

Astronautical Engineering

"Boundless academic opportunity and new people to engage with."

Maya Neuenschwander

Hometown: Hudson, WI

Industrial Systems Engineering

"I’m looking forward to listening to intelligent ideas and perspectives from my classmates and interacting with the Viterbi community"

Jack Jobes

Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Computer Science

"I am looking forward to my hybrid class and being on the USC campus."

Annemarie Roos

Hometown: Mansfield, TX

Computer Science

"Learning from and getting to know the incredible faculty and talented students at USC"

Charlie Neuenschwander

Hometown: Hudson, WI

Environmental Engineering

"I am looking forward to making new friends."

Jocelyn Tsai

Hometown: Marin County, CA

Civil Engineering

"I am looking forward to meeting new people and also the freshman engineering academy!"

Ishu Agrawal

Hometown: Sunnyvale

Computer Science

"I am looking forward to meeting new people in classes and clubs and collaborating with them on innovative projects that address society's issues."

Itzel Villanueva

Hometown: Perris, CA

Computer Science Business Administration

"I'm looking forward to networking with multiple people, partaking in club organizations, and finding some interesting undergrad research I could potentially be a part of."

Ini Obong

Hometown: San Tan Valley, AZ

Computer Engineering/Computer Science

"I'm looking forward to engaging in clubs and activities online this Fall! It's going to be a really unique experience and I can't wait to take part!"

Aiden Walters

Hometown: Fairfield, CT

Mechanical Engineering

"Meeting new people and learning alongside everybody."

Gabriel Benitez

Hometown: Duarte, CA

Biomedical Engineering

"I'm looking forward to being apart of the USC community and getting involved in clubs and organizations, such as ASBME, SHPE, LavaLab, and USC Makers."

Fabiano Andrade

Hometown: Miami, FL

Civil Engineering/Building Science

"I'm looking forward to meet other Trojans and take interesting classes."

Sarah Yuen

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Computer Science (Games)

"I'm excited to start making some cool things with everyone!"

Ariana Goldstein

Hometown: Highland Park, IL

Computer Engineering/Computer Science

"Getting to know Trojans from all over the world, exploring my major and learning new topics, and getting involved in student organizations!"

Porter Landefeld

Hometown: Arlington, VA

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

"I am looking forward to meeting all of my fellow Trojans, whether it’s online or in person"

Sasha Busa

Hometown: Houston, TX

Computer Science

"I am so excited to meet the wonderful professors at Viterbi! I can’t wait to begin my journey towards my degree!"

Sana Jain

Hometown: Marlboro, NJ

Computer Science

"I’m excited to meet other passionate students and professors, participate in undergraduate research and join clubs. Most of all, I’m excited to become part of the Trojan family✌️❤️💛."

Jonathan Williams

Hometown: El Segundo, CA

Chemical Engineering

"I'm looking forward to the exciting classes I'm taking and hopefully getting to know other students that are passionate about engineering and the environment!"

Huy Vu

Hometown: Orange Country, CA

Computer Science Business Administration

"I would love to get to know more people from different areas and backgrounds. I am open to any activities or any friendly meeting."

Shawn Chauhan

Hometown: Mumbai, India

Computer Science Business Administration

"Making new friends, explore new subject areas, learn new skills, and join tech and entrepreneurship clubs that interest me ."

Isabella Livits

Hometown: Denver, CO

Biomedical Engineering

"Becoming a part of the Trojan family and getting to meet people from all kinds of backgrounds who are passionate about what they are doing."

Victor Muljo

Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA

Electrical and Computer Engineering

"Get to know my classmates and professors and form close relationships with them"

Eashan Sarkar

Hometown: Shakopee, MN

Astronautical Engineering

"I am looking forward to the “Fight On” experience and the best part of life!"

Alena Novikova

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Computer Science and Engineering

"Meeting new friends and getting involved in clubs/research!"

Caleb Flenoury

Hometown: Jonesboro, GA

Electrical and Computer Engineering

"I am most looking forward to connecting with classmates and making friends who will be just as motivated as me to strive for academic excellence for the rest of our collegiate career."

Matt Mena

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA

Computer Science and Engineering

"I am looking forward to the transition to university life as well as the networking that comes along with it!"

Social Media Challenges


On Tuesday, January 5th there will be a #WelcometoViterbi picture posted on @viterbiundergrad on Instagram. For a chance to win, follow @viterbiundergrad on Instagram, like the Social Media Challenge #WelcometoViterbi post, and comment what you are most excited about for your first year at Viterbi. Prizes will be chosen from those using the hashtag #WelcomeToViterbi.

Challenge will run from January 5th – January 17th, 2021 (11:59 pm PST). 


Post a photo of you with your Viterbi (or USC) Swag using the hashtag #ViterbiLife and tag @viterbiundergrad. You must also follow @viterbiundergrad to be entered for a chance to win.

Challenge will run from January 5th – January 17th, 2021 (11:59 pm PST).