Secular Student Alliance National Conference


If you are arriving in Los Angeles by air, you should fly into LAX.

You can get from the airport to USC by taxi, Lyft, or Uber, which will pick you up at the designated spot at the airport.

There also shared ride vans and a variety of other options available which you can learn about here. Sadly, no train from LAX yet.

Driving in Los Angeles is quite simple once you accept that traffic is going to be terrible much of the time. Just set your GPS to University of Southern California and put on your favorite podcast!

Amtrak arrives from all over the country to L.A.'s beautiful Union Station daily.

Getting around Los Angeles on the Metro is easier than you think and extremely convenient from USC. The new Expo Line goes right past the campus. The Metro maps are also integrated into Google Maps so you can navigate easily.

Parking at USC

Parking is available on the USC campus for $12/day. It can be booked in advanced or purchased upon check-in. Please check back for instructions about how to purchase parking in advance.

Navigating the USC campus

The SSA Conference will be held at the University Religious Center on the USC campus (see map below). For a detailed map of the other USC buildings and resources, please click here.


There are a whole range of full service and quick service restaurants on campus. Check out the options on the USC Hospitality website. (Please ignore the HSC tab as that is a separate campus in a different part of Los Angeles).

Across the street from the University Religious Center are even more options in the USC Village

Don't worry, you won't go hungry!


There is so much to see within walking distance of the USC campus, especially for an inquisitive, science-minded student like you!

California Science Center 

Permanent exhibition galleries are FREE (excludes IMAX and Special Exhibits)

See the Space Shuttle Endeavor

Natural History Museum

California African American Museum

Exposition Rose Garden

LA Memorial Coliseum

Home of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games

We are grateful to be hosted by the Office of Religious Life at the University of Southern California