McCarthy Honors Residential College

McCarthy Honors Residential College is a vibrant, tight-knit community of scholars who share a commitment to rigorous intellectual and academic achievement. McCarthy Honors Residential College provides a bridge between the residential and academic experience. Students will engage in programs and conversations that promote innovative thinking and challenge them to explore all branches of knowledge. Students living in McCarthy Honors Residential College will have direct contact with Faculty in Residence as well as faculty, advisors, and experts across disciplines. Unique experiences in this Residential College will include connecting students to research opportunities and an early move-in retreat focusing on community building and the holistic development of high achieving students. McCarthy Honors Residential College will create a peer network of student scholars who are successful in balancing involvement in academic and social activities.



McCarthy Early Move In & Retreat


Early Move In:  Monday, August 14, 2017; please contact USC Housing for more information (800.872.4632 or

Retreat:  Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Schedule for Retreat

9am — 11am: Breakfast

11am — 12:30pm: Opening Speaker & McCarthy Residential College Presentation

12:30pm — 6pm:  Lunch, Various Activities, & Free Time (Off Campus)

6pm — 8pm: Dinner (Off Campus)

8pm — 10:30pm:  Special Event (Off Campus)

10:30pm — 11:30pm:  Travel Back to USC