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Facility & Venue

Whether you are currently attending USC, the parent of a USC student, or alumni, we hope you consider Our Savior your second parish and home-away-from-home while at USC. 

We would love to work with you on hosting your next event in either Our Savior Church or the USC Caruso Catholic Center. Please e-mail us to determine availability and for more information.

Visit Us

We opened the doors to the new Our Savior Church and USC Caruso Catholic Center in 2012 following completion of a 10-year building campaign. We invite you to visit our beautiful facility, situated one block north of campus off the pedestrian walkway, University Avenue. 

Though we do not currently offer regular tours of our facility, we are more than happy to schedule special tours for groups or individuals. If you are interested in learning more about our community and facility on a private tour, please e-mail Rudy Lowe.

Church Facility Rental

Our Savior Church is a beautiful facility featuring stunning artwork from a number of talented artists and seating for approximately 350 worshippers in the pews. Due to the sacred nature of this space, we typically only allow rentals of the space for sacraments and religious purposes; however, we review all requests on a case-by-case basis. For information about getting married in Our Savior Church or completing any other sacrament, please e-mail Deacon Paul.

Venue Rental

The USC Caruso Catholic Center is the home for our campus ministry and staff operations. In addition to office space, the Center also includes a café (housed in the Stevens Student Lounge), McCarthy Library, classroom, campus ministry lounge, large multipurpose space (Newman Hall), catering kitchen, and courtyard patio. We welcome venue rental requests for the library, classroom, Newman Hall, and courtyard. 

McCarthy Library

  • Availability: weekends only
  • Capacity: 22 seated, 40 standing
  • Features: board meeting seating for 12, three round tables with seating for 10, couch seating for 8, television and sound system
  • Requested donation: $500/day plus additional fees 

Classroom

  • Availability: seven days per week
  • Capacity: 30 seated, 35 standing
  • Requested donation: $400/day plus additional fees

Newman Hall

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  • Availability: Monday–Saturday
  • Capacity: 150 seated at rounds, 200 seated lecture style, 250 standing
  • Features: built-in project and A/V system, up to five microphones, podium, catering kitchen access (subject to cleaning fee), courtyard access
  • Included: usage of up to fifteen, 60-inch round tables, 8 rectangular six-foot tables, 180 standard chairs
  • Requested Donation: $1500/day plus additional fees

Courtyard

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  • Availability: Monday–Saturday
  • Capacity: 250 seated at rounds, 500 standing
  • Features: ambient courtyard lamps and stunning views of Our Savior Church
  • Requested Donation: $1500/day (unless requested in conjunction with Newman Hall) plus additional fees

Additional Fees

While we do review and adjust fees/donations on a case-by-case basis, we have established a standard request for each venue. In addition to the requested donation, we require the following fees:

  • Cleaning Fee: $300 (may be applied depending on event)
  • Cleaning Deposit: $200 (fully refundable)
  • Staffing Fee: $20 per hour per event captain. We require a minimum of one student event worker present from setup until cleanup. We may increase the number of workers depending on the size and nature of the event.