Living in New/North My Freshman Year

Sarah Dorm, 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 year, since I get to leave all my stuff here! With all this talk about housing swirling around campus, I figured I would tell you all about my experience with housing my freshman year.

My freshman year was definitely the complete dorm experience. I lived in New/North with one other roommate. I loved New/North because it was the traditional dorm style freshman housing. It also helped that New/North has some of the largest rooms on campus! I debated a lot between living in one of the apartment style freshman living options or the traditional dorms, and I eventually decided that since I would most likely be living in an apartment for the rest of my time at USC, I should experience the dorms for at least one year.

I lived on the cinema floor in New/North, which was awesome because I was surrounded by so many creative people constantly working on a variety of projects. There was always some new video being filmed down our halls! I also liked the fact that New/North was a very social dorm in the sense that there was always someone willing to go out and get ice cream or go to the movies for a study break right down the hall.

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I also loved the location of New/North. New/North is right on McCarthy Quad and is extremely close to most of the buildings that a lot of freshmen classes are in. It is also right next to Birnkrant, which has a Starbucks in the first floor that I visited frequently. On any given sunny day, you could wander outside to the quad with your homework and go work there, along with a bunch of other freshmen who were also enjoying the beautiful California weather.

All in all, I cannot imagine having lived anywhere besides New/North. With its prime location and traditional style dorm rooms, I could not have asked for a better freshman housing experience!

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