Free Parking and LAX Shuttle Service

The USC Department of Public Safety and USC Transportation Services are pleased to announce the 14th annual Group Initiative For Theft Prevention (GIFT).  Operation GIFT offers free parking during the Thanksgiving and Winter breaks for students, faculty and staff.  Free parking will only apply to the Grand Avenue Parking Structure (UPX) and HSC Biggy Parking Structure (HSP).  If you are leaving town and plan to leave your vehicle parked on or near the USC campus during the holidays, our GIFT program can make your holiday experience a little more enjoyable by providing you with peace of mind by providing free secure parking.

Thanksgiving Break Free Parking
Reservations for the GIFT parking must be made online only, and is now available at The deadline for Thanksgiving online registration is 12 noon, November 16, 2018.

Winter Break Free Parking
Reservations for the Winter Break GIFT parking must be made online only, and is now available at The deadline for online reservation is 12 noon, December 3, 2018.

Winter Break LAX Shuttle Service
USC Transportation Services offers shuttle service to the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) for four (4) days at no cost to students, faculty, and staff. Shuttles depart from the Widney Alumni House four (4) times a day, 10:00 am, 12 noon, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday beginning December 10 through December 13, 2018. There are a limited number of seats for the airport runs. Reservations are now available and are first come, first serve. Reservations end on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 5pm, or until all seats are filled.

Airport Shuttles:

What is Operation GIFT?
Operation GIFT (Group Initiative For Theft-prevention) is a crime prevention initiative that began in the winter of 2005 and has continued with great success. Although the concept of this campaign is to provide free parking for those who are leaving town during the break, the goal of this project is to eliminate vehicle crimes by getting as many vehicles off the city streets and to park inside a structure that offers security.

Happy Holidays to all and Fight On!

USC Department of Public Safety