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 …


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

Jordan Jordan, USC Housing Leave a Comment

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 …


First Year Housing: Birnkrant

Ellen Ellen, Uncategorized, USC Housing Leave a Comment

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!

Kelly Kelly, USC Housing Leave a Comment

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 …

Fluor Tower

Freshman Dorm: My Suite in Fluor Tower

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Even though it seems like forever ago, when I was a freshman I got lucky enough to live in Fluor Tower. It’s an on-campus residence hall, located on the northwest side of campus directly adjacent to both the student gym (Lyon Center) and the Engemann student health center. At 11 stories tall, it also gave me a great view of downtown …

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 …

First picture with my roommate, Kat!

Living in New/North My Freshman Year

Sarah Sarah, USC Housing Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! It seems like everyone here at USC is currently working on figuring out where they are all going to live next year. Luckily for me, my roommate and I decided a while ago that we were going to live in the same apartment we’re in currently next year. It certainly makes things easy at the end of the …

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 …


My Freshman Dorm : Trojan Hall

Jacquie Jacquie, USC Housing Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! I cannot believe it is March already and almost spring break. This semester has been flying by! It feels like it wasn’t too long ago that I was living in the dorms on campus. My freshman year I lived in Trojan Hall, located by Exposition and Figueroa. I had a great experience living here and thought I would …


My USC Housing!

Markus Markus, Uncategorized, USC Housing Leave a Comment

Hey all! I have lived both in University-owned housing as well as private housing throughout my college years.  In my freshman year, I lived in Marks Hall, sophomore year in Troy East, and now I am currently living on 3oth street, one block from campus.  In all instances, I have had a positive and painless experience!