University of Southern California

SCampus Student Guidebook

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Information Technology Services
Customer Support Center
(213) 740-5555

Information Technology Services offers many resources to meet your computing needs and help you achieve your academic goals.

As a USC student, you will receive access to the following services, among others:

  • email
  • Internet
  • personal Website space
  • high-speed wireless network
  • free security software for download
  • online course management system (Blackboard)
  • computing centers
  • mobile access to Blackboard and USC content
  • online computer training
  • computing help

USC Computing Account

Before activating your USC computing account, you must be registered for classes or have paid your tuition deposit and certified that you will be attending USC. You must also agree to observe the university’s computing policies, which are listed online at

When you are ready to activate your USC computing account, visit


As a USC student, you receive a special Gmail account that allows you to use your email address. The account gives you 25 gigabytes of online storage space and provides access to Google’s online word processing and spreadsheet programs, sharable calendars and more. You may sign up after you have completed the first login process. See for eligibility and activation instructions.

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