Journalists are invited to the grand opening of the USC Capital Campus

April 17, 2023

USC Capital Campus, 1771 N Street NW, Washington, D.C. Photo by Alan Karchmer.

USC Capital Campus, 1771 N Street NW, Washington, D.C. Photo by Alan Karchmer.

Contact: USC Media Relations or (213) 740-2215

University of Southern California President Carol L. Folt, will join senior university leaders, trustees, alumni and USC friends on Wednesday, April 19, in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the grand opening of the new USC Capital Campus at 1771 N Street NW in Dupont Circle.

Journalists are invited to attend the event, which features speakers and:

  • A formal ribbon cutting
  • Signage reveal
  • Tours of the 60,000 square-foot building
  • Drinks and appetizers
  • Trojan Marching Band

President Folt will be available for interviews.

Additional information is in this press kit.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (Program starts at 5 p.m.)

WHAT: USC Capital Campus grand opening and ribbon cutting.

WHERE: USC Capital Campus, 1771 N Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

WHO: Speakers include:

  • Carol L. Folt, USC president
  • Suzanne Nora Johnson, USC Board of Trustees chair
  • Fred Ryan, USC Board of Trustees member
  • Dana Goldman, USC Price School of Public Policy dean

HOW: RSVP by emailing Emily Gersema, executive director of USC Media Relations, at 


Located in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle, the new USC Capital Campus marks a significant and historic milestone for the 142-year-old university, expanding its national and global footprint.

The university’s growth in Washington, D.C. puts USC at the center of global political and policy discussions, and the campus will serve as the university’s link to embassies and diplomatic outposts. USC will offer more student and faculty opportunities with new undergraduate and graduate programs spanning the arts, education, sciences, government, and journalism.

In addition, the university also plans to increase outreach to local high school and community college students in Washington, and will create a gathering place for prospective students and its 6,000 local-area alumni.