Annually, Southern California MESA Students attend the annual College Day event at the University of Southern California (USC) near downtown Los Angeles, hosted by the USC MESA Center. The five-hour event featured activities and workshops geared towards preparing high school students for success in college. The students are informed about college admission procedures, financial aid options, and on-campus life. Almost two dozen presentations are offered, covering a myriad of college-related topics. Campus tours and opportunities to meet with 75 university representatives across the country provides students an opportunity to network from different public and private universities.