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 any other way!
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 share a more about it with you.
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!
I hope things are going well. Only two weeks until Spring Break and I’m so excited! Now that spring is here it’s time to start thinking about housing again. Last year I blogged about my freshman housing in Birnkrant which you can read about here. This year I’m going to blog about my sophomore housing in Troy East.
It seems like just yesterday that I was moving into my freshman dorm! My freshman year, I lived at Parkside Arts & Humanities Residential College (PAHRC – get it now?). I lived in an 8-person suite with 7 other great suite mates. I also had a great roommate, and I still keep in contact with him and another one of my suite mates.
It was my first day of college, move-in day at the University of Southern California. Was I a little nervous? Sure. But as I collected my belongings from my rental car and stared up at the 8-floor dormitory that would be my new home, I also felt excitement, excitement for the new people I would meet and the memories I would make. With a duffel bag in one hand and a cardboard box thrown over my shoulder, I anxiously waited in the check-in line to enter Birnkrant Residence Hall.
I recently signed my lease for housing for next year – my last year living at USC! Ever since freshman year, I have lived off campus in different houses both on Menlo Avenue and 29th Street. Although I was off campus, it was only about a 10 minute bike ride to and from campus. My freshman year I lived on campus in Fluor Tower. It was great living so close to all my classes and meeting so many of my freshman classmates!
Freshman housing is always a concern for students coming to USC. I remember being so overwhelmed by all the choices and getting a roommate and everything, and I ended up being so happy with my housing!
Last week was E-Week, a week full of different activities that celebrate engineering! The first day was a kick off carnival that was full of different carnival games! For the first time in my life, I won a balloon popping game! I was very excited to say the least. Another fun event was the Viterbi Talent Show. From a beat-boxing clarinet player to a couple singing a mash-up of Disney songs, the night was full of hidden talent. But my favorite event of E-Week by far is Viterbi Ball!