The Jessie and Charles Cale Residential College, supported by a $15 million endowment gift from USC Trustee Charles Cale ’66 and his wife, Jessie Cale ’74, will integrate living and learning for as many as 320 students when USC Village opens this fall.
One of eight residential colleges planned for USC Village, Cale College will enable students to get to know faculty outside the classroom — supporting one another and participating in enriching academic, cultural and recreational activities.
“As alumni, lifelong supporters and Trojan parents, Charles and Jessie Cale demonstrate their enduring passion for the university and their heartfelt desire to build an exceptional environment for future students to live and learn,” said USC President C. L. Max Nikias. “Their generosity will expand the horizons of our talented students by immersing them in the active intellectual and social life of the university. We are immensely grateful for their gift.”
USC Village is the largest development project in the history of the university and South Los Angeles. Located directly north of the University Park Campus, the 1.25-million-square-foot site will enhance campus life for students while offering an array of new retail and service options for the local community. Collectively, USC Village will add as many as 2,700 student beds to the University Park Campus and increase the number of students living in USC-owned housing by nearly 40 percent.