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Traditional dorms are a great opportunity to meet a ton of people. Most students share a room with a new friend (however, single options are available), as well as a common bathroom, lounge, and study area.
Apartments are equipped with a full fridge, stove, oven, and storage space. Living in an apartment also gives you access to one or two private bathrooms as well as a living room area with a couch and coffee table.
Suites are usually shared among anywhere between 2 to 8 students and have private access to one or two bathrooms. Suites feature a mini-fridge and microwave right in your room, unlike apartments which have a full kitchen and living room.
“Birnkrant has a rep of being “8 floors of open doors” and that definitely held true my freshman year!! My floor was super close from the beginning, and we played intramural soccer together, had floor-wide murder mystery dinners, learned cheer routines and even all went to Berkeley for the weekender.”Rhea, Biomedical Engineering '19
Where you'll live is just as important as how you'll live. Learn what the different areas of campus have to offer.
“My favorite part about New North was getting to meet and live with students from various different backgrounds and disciplines across the school!”Will, Computer Science '21
“My favorite thing about McCarthy was how much of a community my floor became. We’d all hang out almost every day, whether we were studying, watching movies, or catching up on each other’s lives. It really made my dorm feel like a home away from home!”Miles, Mechanical Engineering '21
Read about our first year experiences in USC Housing
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Tips for Roommate Selection: You Won’t Regret Going Random!September 26, 2019
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You might be wondering...
Before housing is decided, you will make a personal profile that evaluates your preferred living habits. That profile is used to recommend a roommate if you chose to go ‘random’. If you already know someone attending you can request to live together. A lot of new students meet on unofficial social media accounts and find their 1st year roommate online!