Back at SC!

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Apartment, Campus Events Leave a Comment

Hello friends and family, I returned to USC yesterday! I gotta say, the place retained its charm well enough over the summer, even though I thought the heat would bake the beauty straight out. (It did not.) Anyways, right, I moved in yesterday! The day was a wee bit on the insane side, as I woke up at 4:30 AM …

Why the Suite Life is so Sweet

anya-2017 Anya, Housing, Suite Leave a Comment

When I was looking at the options for freshman housing, I didn’t know how to choose. Flipping through the USC housing catalog, you could see all the options of places to live and their amenities, but it nothing about the personality of the building itself. Each dorm on campus truly has a unique experience that comes with living there, and …

Parkside Darkside?? 5 Reasons Why Reality Shatters Expectations

Jose Hernandez Industrial and Systems, Jose, Suite Leave a Comment

After choosing USC, the next item on my to-do list was deciding which dorm I was going to live in. Needless to say, the process of picking a residence hall included many hours of online research, and combing through forums and blogs, which only resulted in more indecision. It seemed like there were endless options, and I wanted to find …

Birnkrant, My Home Away from Home

Suveena Thanawala Dorm, Housing, Suveena Leave a Comment

Between Leavey Library and EVK dining hall, Birnkrant Residential College stands eight stories tall. I first visited Birnkrant (or “BK,” as I have learned to love it) when I had visited USC for the first time as an admitted student, just six months before moving in. Birnkrant is the residential college that houses the university honors college – merit scholars …

Dining Hall Hacks

Suveena Thanawala Dorm, Food, Housing, Suveena, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Dining Halls – an essential part of most freshmen’s day-to-day lives. The three halls on campus are Everybody’s Kitchen (EVK), Parkside, and Café 84 differ in the kinds of food they serve: EVK’s food leans toward comfort food, whereas Parkside incorporates international flavors and is more allergen-conscious, and Café 84 has a variety of more health-conscious options. Each is located on different …

Top 6 Most Freshman Mistakes! #3 Will Blow Your Mind!

Michael Thorson Campus Events, Dorm, Michael, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

What better way to share some advice with incoming freshman than by recapping some of my and my friend’s biggest and most classic Freshman mistakes in a Buzzfeed-esque list: Leaving my dorm door closed on move in day On move in day, after a hot day of lugging around suitcases and perfectly setting up your dorm, you, if you’re anything …

USC for ME

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Sunshine? Free Food? Concerts? Shopping? USC has it all. What I wanted from college was not only a unique education (as expected) but also a college experience.  I wanted to look back on four years to a place and not only remember everything I’ve learned but also what I did on the weekends, with my friends and after class. Here …

Home is Where the Heart Is – Housing at USC

Madelina-2016 Apartment, Best of LA, Campus Events, Dorm, Housing, Madelina, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hi folks! Being abroad it is always nice to stop and reflect on just how great it is to be home – in the spirit of home I’d like to share with you a little about the places I’ve called home over the past couple years at USC as well as the current place I’ve just started calling home in …

Luke, Come to the Parkside

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If it isn’t apparent by the title, I absolutely love Star Wars. I always carry my stylish R2D2 mug with me. My R2D2 mug has been with me since since high school. I’ve drank coffee from it in my home in Denver, my freshman dorm in Parkside IRC, my internship apartment in Bakersfield, and my sophomore apartment at Cardinal Gardens. …

My Freshman Dorm: New North

Ian-2016 Dorm, Housing, Ian, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Well, well, well. You’re probably checking out these pages because you got in and you’re trying to make your decision. What can I say about Freshman Housing? It was, without a doubt, a new experience for me. It was me, my roommate, and a couple hundred of our closest friends in one building. Usually one says ‘closest friends’ sarcastically, but …

Birnkrant “Eight Floors of Open Doors”

Maria Dorm, Housing, Maria, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

During my freshmen year, I lived in Birnkrant, a dorm-style housing option open to admitted students who have received a scholarship. Birnkrant is USC’s honors dorm. It is located on the “North” area of campus, adjacent to a dining hall (EVK), 24-hour Leavey Library, and actually has a Starbucks inside the building. #Birnkrant bc USC understands the Starbucks needs to …

Freshman Housing: Birnkrant Residential College

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Hi everyone! This week I’m going to tell you about one of the best decisions I made when I was getting ready for college (aside from picking USC of course).  That decision was to live in Birnkrant Residential College! Birnkrant is a dorm on the North end of campus, right in the middle of where most of the freshman dorms …

Freshman Housing – Birnkrant

alexb-2017 Alex B., Dorm Leave a Comment

Hey y’all! Hope your semester is going well and that you are almost ready to make your big college decision! After choosing where you will attend, the next big decision you have to make is where you will live freshman year. At USC you are required to live on campus as a freshman, but don’t worry because it is honestly …