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.
“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.”
Cale Residential College has a focus on global perspectives. Its residents will build intercultural competency and participate in critical dialogue regarding the ever changing global landscape. Through partnerships with academic departments and resource centers that focus on international affairs, business, arts/culture, media, and current events, students living in Cale College will discuss critical issues regarding the world’s refugee crisis, hunger, poverty, socio-political strife, and global citizenry. Students will emerge from this living-learning community as global citizens ready to make a positive impact on the world.
For further information about student residential life programming in this residential college, visit the Residential Education site.
For information about housing selection, application deadlines, fees, and building amenities, visit the Housing site.