Student Resources

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, both across the country and around the world. We are working closely with university officials to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Please visit the university's dedicated COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information and announcements. 

During this time, we will be adding school-specific resources for students to this page, for easy access and reference. 


At the moment, the school is planning to administer its campus-based programs in a HighFlex/HyFlex format, which will allow students to attend class in person and virtually. The school’s online programs will continue to operate online. Attendance for the school’s campus-based programs will depend on local, state and federal public health guidelines. To learn more about HighFlex/HyFlex instruction, please watch the videos below.

Introduction to HighFlex/HyFlex

The Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is adapting its campus-based MSW classes to HighFlex/HyFlex instruction to give students ultimate flexibility this fall semester. In this video, Associate Professor Devon Brooks introduces us to the HighFlex/HyFlex concept and its unique student experience.

MSW Course Spotlight: SOWK 630

Associate Professor Devon Brooks walks us through SOWK 630: Diversity, Social Justice, and Culturally Competent Social Work Practice. This unique course gives students a chance to reflect on critical issues related to diversity and social justice. Students will discuss timely issues, including Black Lives Matter and how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting society at large.


COVID-19 Emergency Assistance for Currently Enrolled Students: Fund to help current students with extraordinary one-time costs that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The maximum amount of emergency assistance provided from this grant is $3,000. Students should login to their FAST page and follow the instructions in the Document Library to upload the completed form.

Student Basic Needs: Centralized resources for students who are food, housing, and financially insecure.

Student Quick References Guide: University and social work support services.


Dworak-Peck Connect: Sign up and start connecting with other students, alumni, faculty and staff.

USC Student Health "Let's Talk" Virtual Sessions: Facilitated by a clinician, students can drop into a session to discuss how to cope with the current COVID-19 disruptions and social distancing.

USC Writing Center: Consultations now available online, by appointment only, March 25 - May 1 (appointment reservations begin March 24)

USC Libraries' COVID-19 Updates: Although physical libraries are closed, online resources to support remote learning are available, including Ask-a-Librarian virtual reference service.

USC Libraries COVID-19 Public Health National & International Government Coronavirus Resources: Created by Norris Medical Library.

Social Work Building Closures Notice


Fall 2020 Field Calendar

2020/2021 COVID-19 Field Practicum Policy

7.17.2020 Message from Ruth Surpranovich re: Field Placements 2020-2021 On-Ground

7.17.2020 Message from Ruth Supranovich re: Field Placements 2020-2021 VAC

3.27.2020 Student Options for Field Hours during COVID-19

3.19.2020 Message to Students from Ruth Supranovich, director of field education

FAQs for MSW Interns during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Remote Learning Plan

Field Practicum Hours Log, Remote Template


6.1.2020 Message to MSN Students re: Fall 2020 Clinical Placements, OCI and White Coat Ceremonies

3.20.2020 Message to MSN Students re: Suspension of Clinical Practicums, Follow Up

3.18.2020 Message to MSN Students re: Suspension of Clinical Practicums

3.18.2020 Message to MSN Students re: 2020 White Coat Ceremony

3.12.2020 Message to MSN Students re: OCI 1 & OCI 2 via Virtual Platforms


3.13.2020 Message to DSW Students, Cohort 6

3.13.2020 Message to DSW Students, Cohort 9