Location

The Models of Pride conference is located at the University of Southern California (USC).

AFTER ARRIVING AT USC, ALL PARTICIPANTS SHOULD PROCEED TO REGISTRATION CHECK-IN AT ALUMNI PARK

Visiting

If you are unfamiliar with the USC campus, here's a self guided tour of the campus. (PDF) Familiarize yourself with different buildings and places to eat!

Parking Info

Parking for Youth is available in the Jefferson Parking Structure D (PSD). Enter at Gate 4 which is on Jefferson Blvd between Trousdale Parkway and Figueroa St.

Parking for Adults is available in the Vermont Avenue Parking Structure A (PSA). Enter at Gate 6, which is on the corner of Vermont Ave. and Downey Way.

Parking for Volunteers and vendors is available in the Figueroa Street Parking Structure X (PSX). Enter at Gate 3 off of Figueroa St. and McCarthy Way.

The cost for parking is $12.00.

Printable parking map (PDF)

Public Transportation

Please be advised that street parking is very limited and meters are monitored regularly by traffic police. Public transportation is the way to go! The Expo Metro Line drops off at Trousdale Parkway. The stop is called Expo Park/USC. You can connect to the Expo Line at the 7th St/Metro Station.

We highly encourage carpooling and public transportation!
Detailed information on transportation and parking at USC

To locate the University of Southern California on Google Maps or similar mapping software, you may use the intersection of S Figueroa St and McCarthy Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089.

Printable campus map (PDF)

Once you arrive on campus, head toward Tommy Trojan! Can’t find the statue on the map? Look for volunteers in Models of Pride t-shirts. They’ll show you the way!

Driving to Models of Pride?


Located next to one of the city's major cultural centers, Exposition Park, the 226-acre University Park campus (UPC) is just minutes from downtown Los Angeles and is easily accessible by major freeways.

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Directions to USC’s Gate 5 Structure D


From the 110 (Harbor) Freeway (northbound):
-Take the Exposition Boulevard exit
-Continue straight through the light at 37th Street; keep left
-Go under the freeway bridge and across Flower Street and Figueroa Street
-Turn right onto Figueroa Street
-Turn left onto Jefferson Blvd
-Turn Left Into Gate 5 then left to Parking Structure D

From the 110 (Harbor/Pasadena) Freeway (southbound):
-Take the Exposition Boulevard exit; keep right
-Continue across Flower Street and Figueroa Street
-Turn right onto Figueroa Street
-Turn left onto Jefferson Blvd
-Turn Left Into Gate 5 then left to Parking Structure D

From the I-10 (Santa Monica) Freeway (eastbound):
-Take the Hoover Street exit
-At the end of the off-ramp, turn right at the light
-Continue until Hoover Street ends at Jefferson Boulevard
-Turn Right onto Jefferson Blvd
-Turn Right Into Gate 5 then left to Parking Structure D

From the I-10 (Santa Monica) Freeway (westbound):
-Take the Hoover Street Exit
-At the end of the off-ramp, turn right at the light
-Continue until Hoover Street ends at Jefferson Boulevard
-Turn Right onto Jefferson Blvd
-Turn Right Into Gate 5 then left to Parking Structure D

From the 405 (San Diego) Freeway (north- or southbound):
-Transition to the I-10 (Santa Monica) Freeway east, heading toward Los Angeles
-Take the Hoover Street exit
-At the end of the off-ramp, turn right at the light
-Continue until Hoover Street ends at Jefferson Boulevard
- Turn Right onto Jefferson Blvd
-Turn Right Into Gate 5 then left to Parking Structure D

From the 101 (Hollywood/Ventura) Freeway (north- or southbound):
-Transition to the 110 (Harbor) Freeway south
-Take the Exposition Boulevard exit
-Go across Flower Street and Figueroa Street
- Turn right onto Figueroa Street
-Turn left onto Jefferson Blvd
-Turn Left Into Gate 5 then left to Parking Structure D

From the I-5 (Golden State/Santa Ana) Freeway (north- or southbound):
-Transition to the I-10 (Santa Monica) Freeway west, and then to the 110 (Harbor) Freeway south
Alternate route for those north of Downtown, traveling south on I-5: Exit directly to the 110 south and follow it just past Downtown to Exposition Boulevard
-Take the Exposition Boulevard exit
-Go across Flower Street
-Turn right onto Figueroa Street
-Turn left onto Jefferson Blvd
-Turn Left Into Gate 5 then left to Parking Structure D

From Los Angeles International Airport/LAX (13 miles)
-Take the 105 (Century) Freeway east
-Transition to the 110 (Harbor) Freeway north
-Take the Exposition Boulevard exit
-Go straight through the light at 37th Street light, keeping left
-Continue under the freeway bridge and across Flower Street onto Figueroa Street
-Turn right onto Figueroa Street
-Turn left onto Jefferson Blvd
-Turn Left Into Gate 5 then left to Parking Structure D

Parking Info For Parents and Professionals 
Enter at Gate 1 (Watt Way & Exposition Blvd) and proceed to Parking Structure A

Check-in at Alumni Park

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