GIFT Parking & LAX Shuttles for the Breaks

The USC Department of Public Safety and USC Transportation are pleased to announce secure parking and shuttle service to LAX for the Thanksgiving and winter breaks at no cost to students, faculty, and staff.

Operation GIFT (the Group Initiative For Theft Prevention) offers free parking at the UPC Grand Avenue Parking Structure (UPX) and HSC Valley Parking Lot (VPL). If you are leaving town and plan to leave your vehicle parked on or near the USC campus during the holidays, Operation GIFT can make your holiday experience a little easier by providing you with free secure parking.

Free Parking

Free parking will begin Nov. 20, 2023, after 2 p.m. through Jan. 8, 2024, at noon. Reservations for Thanksgiving and Winter Recess GIFT parking must be made online at

Reservations begin Monday, Oct. 30 at 8 a.m.

LAX Shuttle Service

USC Transportation is offering shuttle service to the Los Angeles International Airport for the Thanksgiving and Winter Recess. Reservations for this service will be available online on Monday, Oct. 30 at 8 a.m. Shuttles will depart from the Widney Alumni House on Nov. 21 through Nov. 22 and Dec. 12 through Dec. 15. For reservations and more information, please visit

What is Operation GIFT?

Operation GIFT is a crime prevention initiative that began in the winter of 2005 and has continued with great success. The goal of this campaign is to prevent potential vehicle crimes.

We wish you Happy Holidays and Fight On!

USC Department of Public Safety and USC Transportation