City Center

Located two miles north of the University Park campus in one of Los Angeles’ largest high rises (AT&T Center) just blocks from L.A. Live and the Staples Center, City Center offers expansive city views of downtown Los Angeles, a 500-seat auditorium, retail shops and a food court. While City Center offers classes and research resources, it merely serves as a venue for additional classroom and office space. It is not an academic center and cannot be selected as a location for pursuing a degree.

Important Student Information

Hours: Spring 2014
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Guest Entrance: 1150 S. Olive Street (between 11th and 12th Streets)

Security: The building provides 24-hour security seven days a week. To enter and exit, as well as operate elevators, all visitors must have an access badge, which is issued to students on the first day of class. (There is a $10 deposit for badges that will be refunded after returning them at the end of the semester.)

Student Lounge: Students have access to a refrigerator, water cooler and microwave.

Computer Lab: Computers, printing and wireless Internet are available during regular hours.

Dining and Retail: Starbucks, Subway and Market Café are on the lobby and garden levels; FedEx Kinko’s is located in the lobby.

Parking: Various public lots are located around City Center, including the corner of 12th and Olive, for approximately $5 per day. On weekdays, the AT&T garage at 1133 S. Olive has an “early bird” $5 flat rate if you enter before 9 a.m. After 9 a.m. and all day Saturday, the charge is $14 per day.

USC Transit: Shuttle service from University Park to City Center runs Tuesdays and Thursdays only (no Wednesday or Saturday service). *Afternoon courses dismiss at 3:40 p.m. in order for students to attend 4:00 p.m. courses on time. Please note this tram is only for Social Work students taking classes at City Center.

For 8:00 a.m. Classes
Departs School of Social Work (MRF) at 7:30 a.m.
Drops off at City Center - 1150 S. Olive

Departs City Center at 11:00 a.m.
Drops off at MRF

For 1:00 p.m. Classes
Departs MRF at 12:30 p.m.
Drops off at City Center

Departs City Center at 3:50 p.m.
Drops off at MRF

For 4:10 p.m. Classes
Departs MRF at 3:50 p.m.
Drops off at City Center

Departs City Center at 7:05 p.m.
Drops off at MRF

Public Transportation: LADOT DASH Downtown offers low-cost public transportation between University Park and downtown Los Angeles for fares of 50 cents.

Downtown F
Financial District to Exposition Park/USC
Travels from University Park down Figueroa Street every 10 minutes between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and every 20 minutes between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekends.

Downtown D
Union Station to South Park
Travels from University Park to Union Station every 5 minutes to 15 minutes between 5:50 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays only.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority also offers public transportation to and from USC and downtown.


Emma Ongaro

Emma Ongaro
Program Assistant