Why the Suite Life is so Sweet

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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

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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 …

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 …

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 Home: Parkside

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I’ve lived in University Housing all 4 years but I still remember a lot of the fun times I had my Freshman year in IRC Parkside. I chose my freshman housing purely based on the different types of amenities available.  I was looking for housing that had: air conditioning and a more private bathroom vs. a community bathroom.  For me, …

International Residence College at one of the Most Diverse Campuses in the Nation

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Hi guys,   I wanted to talk to you about my freshman dorm experience. I lived at the International Residence College, which was a great experience! It’s definitely one of the nicest accommodation on campus, being built within the last decade or so.  The rooms are really big, and it is a “suite” style dorm, where you will share a …

The Suite Life of Freshman Year

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USC housing is extremely unique because of each of the personalities each living area has. As you read our blogs on freshman housing this week you can start to sense how each on campus housing option changes not just from room style but to personality and spirit! My freshman year, I got placed at the newest dorm on campus, Parkside …

The food side of Parkside!

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I can’t believe just a year ago I was packing up to move into my freshman dorm.  I’ve loved being able to live in the Parkside Arts and Humanities dorm my freshman year, not only for the air conditioning, suite style rooms, crazy talented people on the music floor, and all the friends I made, but for, my favorite part, …

Living in PAHRC-side!

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It seems like just yesterday that I was moving into my freshman dorm! My freshman year, I lived at Parkside Arts & Humanities Residential College (PAHRC – get it now?). I lived in an 8-person suite with 7 other great suite mates. I also had a great roommate, and I still keep in contact with him and another one of …

My Freshman Housing Experience – Parkside International Residence College

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Hey Guys, This week I wanted to talk to you about my freshman housing experience at the International Residence College (otherwise known as Parkside). The basic setup for the dorm is a suite-style, which means you will be living in a suite that has four different rooms, each with two people. In total, there are about a two hundred people …

My Freshman Dorm: Parkside International Residence College

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Living in Parkside International Residence College (IRC) my freshman year has been awesome. Although I originally thought I wanted to experience the “dorm life” that a typical residence hall would have provided, I found living with a group of eight guys in the same suite to be very rewarding. It helped me gain very close bonds with a select group …

My Freshman Dorm: Parkside Arts and Humanities

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I lived in Parkside Arts and Humanities my freshman year!  Parkside consists of 3 buildings, 2 of which are primarily freshman housing.  The two freshman dorms are Arts & Humanities (A&H), and International Residential College (IRC).  IRC’s name is a little misleading; there are domestic AND international students that live there. These two buildings are suite style; each suite consists …

My Freshman Dorm: Parkside Arts & Humanities Residential College UPDATE

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I had a great living experience my freshmen year that I still reminisce about all the time.  I lived in Parkside Arts & Humanities Residential College, which is located in the southwest corner of campus.  It was the perfect place for me and I was very lucky to get the roommates I did. Looking back now, my favorite memory from …