USC is home to many iconic outdoor venue spaces including but not limited to Alumni Park, McCarthy Quad, and more!

USC Village International Piazza facing fountain

Important Information

This form will allow you to request non-Virtual EMS locations as well as the Piazza, McClintock Lawn and The Great Lawn at the University Village. The form allows you to place a reservation request for outdoor venues over which Trojan Event Services has jurisdiction. An Outdoor Production Manager will be in contact with you regarding the status of your reservation request, cost, and paperwork details. Reservation requests must be submitted AT LEAST 6 weeks in advance. This applies to all outdoor locations requested through Trojan Event Services.

  • **Pardee Plaza: Please note that Pardee Plaza will be closed to all events from January 2024 – February 2026. Feel free to check the website periodically for any additional updates.
  • Non-university clients are not permitted to reserve outdoor venues during the academic year. During the summer, venue spaces are limited. Please speak with a Production Manager for permitted locations.
  • Student organizations cannot reserve outdoor spaces during Welcome Week
  • If a student organization hosts an event during the summer, the primary contact must be a current USC student and member of the organization on the day of the event.
  • **TOMMY TROJAN: Please note that nothing (ie, tables, chairs, tents, etc.) can be placed in front of Tommy Trojan. The use of that space requires your set-up to be to the left or right of Tommy Trojan. NOTHING can be placed in view of the statue. Your approved diagram must comply with this policy. If your set-up violates this policy on the day of your event, you will be asked to adjust your set-up.
  • **TOMMY TROJAN: 1- 10’x10′ size tent or pop-up is allowed for all reservations at Tommy Trojan/Hahn Plaza. If your set-up exceeds 1-10’x10′ tent/pop-up, the Outdoor Production office can assist you with finding another location such as Trousdale or Alumni Park.
  • Food trucks are allowed on Trousdale (near VKC), McCarthy Quad and Pardee Plaza only. No exceptions.
  • Reservations are first-come, first-served. Refundable venue deposits are required for Tommy Trojan, McCarthy Quad, Alumni Park, and Founders Park. Please be as specific as possible when entering your request details. If you have any questions while filling out this form please contact us via email at or call us at (213) 764-4943.
  • The outdoor spaces can not be used for consecutive, multi-day events. Nor more than 2 consecutive days.


Venue Rates

LocationStudent Organizations Per Day RateUSC Departments Per Day RateNon-USC Clients Per Day Rate
AHF LawnFreeFree$1,450.00
Alumni ParkFreeFree$2,120.00
Argue PlazaFreeFree$2,120.00
Associates ParkFreeFree$1,450.00
Bogardus CourtyardFree Free$705.00
CAS LawnFreeFree$705.00
Crocker PlazaFreeFree$1,845.00
Dr. Medicine Crow Bldg. (Formerly VKC)FreeFree$620.00
EF Hutton ParkFreeFree$705.00
Founder's ParkFreeFree$1,450.00
Tommy Trojan/Hahn PlazaFreeFree$2,120.00
McCarthy QuadFreeFree$2,120.00
McClintock Lawn (University Village)FreeFree$1,450.00
Pardee PlazaFreeFree$2,120.00
PED Steps (Meyers Plaza)FreeFree$705.00
Piazza (University Village)FreeFree$2,120.00
Queen's CourtyardFreeFree$705.00
SOS LawnFreeFree$705.00
The Great Lawn (University Village)FreeFree$2,120.00
Trousdale ParkwayFreeFree$2,120.00

Outdoor Staffing Rates