My USC Housing Experience

Makana Krulce-2015 Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Oh man, it’s hard to think about freshman year! I’m feeling a little old right now trying to think back to living in a dorm with my closest friends. Since I’ve blogged a couple times about my freshman housing already, my experiences might be a little outdated. But here, have a #tbt picture so you can see a snapshot of my freshman year life!

During freshman year, I somehow crammed my whole floor into my room! This was only half of my room though...

During freshman year, I somehow crammed my whole floor into my room! This was only half of my room though…

I’m going to talk a little about my housing situation for the last few years, which has been pretty constant. For the last three years, I have lived in apartment style housing with the same girls I lived in my freshman dorm with. Crazy to think that we all lived on the same floor in Birnkrant three years ago, and we are in the same apartment right now! One of the cool things about living together is that we all study engineering – Mechanical, Chemical and Biomedical to be exact. It has been a good experience, since we all have similar workloads and motivate each other for those late-night study sessions. I think it goes to show that your freshman year dorm can lead to some great roommates in the following years!

My roommates and I during our sophomore year! Our living room was pretty big...

My roommates and I during our sophomore year! Our living room was pretty big…

I currently live in “off campus” USC housing. The reason for those quotes is because I live basically right across the street from where campus technically ends. It actually doesn’t feel like I live off campus, since it is a ten minute walk to most of my classes, and a five minute skateboard ride! We have two bedrooms and two bathrooms for four people, along with a kitchen, balcony and a huge living room. It’s a pretty spacious area, and we are renting it fully furnished too! I love living on the North side of campus, since it has so many food options close by. I do my grocery shopping at Fresh&Easy, and I can get any household items at the CVS (both of these are just a three minute walk away!). The entire street of Figueroa is also filled with food options, whatever your cravings are!

This is the courtyard of my current apartment!

This is the courtyard of my current apartment!

Don’t worry, I didn’t really know how to feed myself before going to college and I haven’t starved yet. Actually, I’ve become quite the cook and I am pretty proud of the variety of healthy and cheap things that I can cook! I’ll talk about that next week, but for now, I hope you enjoyed my blog about my upperclassmen housing.

 

For Thanksgiving last year, I had a ton of friends over and we had so much space in my apartment!

For Thanksgiving last year, I had a ton of friends over and we had so much space in my apartment!

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