From Summer to Fall: Transitioning into a New Semester!

Michelle Engineering, Michelle, The Best of LA, USC Housing, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! This summer has positively sped by, and already I’m seeing myself back at USC in the middle of another exciting semester. Though this summer has been one of the most eventful summers I’ve had in a long time, I am thrilled to be back at USC! Distance definitely makes the heart grow fonder! As some of you may …

USC to Pasadena

Being a “local” student

Josue Josue, USC Housing Leave a Comment

Usually many students go far away from home when they go to college but that is definitely not my case. I am from Pasadena, California which is only 22.5 miles away from USC. Despite the proximity, it isn’t what you would consider to be necessarily “close” when it comes to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. Traffic can make my little …


First Year Housing: Birnkrant

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Hey everyone! This week I’m going to reminisce a little bit about my freshman dorm room.  Even though I only lived there last year, it seems like such a long time ago! My dorm room was in Birnkrant Residential College, which is the dorm building reserved for incoming freshman with merit scholarships.  It’s located on the northeast corner of campus, …

Pardee 4th Floor

Pardee On 4Ever!

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This week we are talking about freshman year housing, and fortunately I got to live in the best dorm: Pardee Tower (shoutout to 4th floor)! Pardee Tower is part of the South Residential Area and is located near Doheny Library, McCarthy Quad and Ground Zero, a performance cafe with delicious milkshakes. Pardee is an eight-floor traditional residence hall, with every …


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 …

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Freshmen Year: Dorm Life

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Freshmen year was a different experience because everything I did was so different. I went from seeing the same people for the past 10 years at my school to seeing completely new faces. On top of that, I was in a different state, staying in a  different room, sleeping in a different bed, and in the same room as a …

My freshman dorm!

Freshman Housing: New North!

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Blogged while listening to Taylor Swift 1989- I’m obsessed with Wildest Dream Hi Everyone! My freshman year I lived in New North Residential college in the North Area on campus! I had the absolute best time living there! New North is dorm style housing which means that there are several rooms that share one bathroom and common area in a …


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, …


My Freshman Year on BK2

Lauren Lauren H., USC Housing Leave a Comment

My freshman year I had the wonderful opportunity to live on the second floor of Birnkrant (BK), a co-ed honors dorm on campus located in McCarthy Quad.  Living in Birnkrant my freshman year was one of my best decisions! I loved all the people I lived with and I am still good friends with many of them.

My USC Housing Freshman Year: New/North Dorms

Lauren Pelo-2015 Lauren P., USC Housing Leave a Comment

Freshman year, I would definitely describe my housing situation as the complete dorm experience. My dorm room had both girls and guys, it had communal bathrooms, and every room was a two-person room. Though many people feel a bit nervous or apprehensive about dorm-style living, I can honestly say that I would not have wanted my housing experience to be …

BK4 Triple Study

My Freshman Housing: BK4

Patrick Patrick, USC Housing Leave a Comment

Howdy everyone! Freshman year seems like just yesterday when I was living in Birnkrant and didn’t have to make my own breakfast! As it’s getting closer to next year, it’s time to start thinking about where we’re all gonna live next year, so I thought I’d take some time to tell you about my Freshman housing to help you in …


My Freshman Dorm: Birnkrant!

Archana Archana, USC Housing Leave a Comment

Hey guys! One of my favorite parts of freshman year was living in a dorm. I lived in Birnkrant, which was in the North area of campus, right next to the New/North dorms. Each floor was co-ed, with girls on one side and guys on the other. I absolutely loved it. Sharing close quarters with so many other people brought …