Housing From Freshman to Senior Year

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Hi!

This week I’m going to tell you a little bit about where I’ve lived throughout my time at USC.  I’ve done a little bit of everything in terms of housing from the traditional freshman dorm, to a large apartment with lots of roommates, to a smaller apartment.  I’ve really enjoyed all the places I’ve lived near campus, and I tell you a little bit more about what I liked about each one:

  1. Freshman Year (Birnkrant Residential College) – My freshman year, I opted to live in the traditional hall-style dormitory.  My floor was co-ed but split up into wings, so we had about 20 girls living on one side of the hallway, and 20 boys on the other side, with some common social/study areas in between.  I really enjoyed this style because everyone on my floor was really social and would always leave their doors open for people to come in and out and hang out together.  We all ended up become very good friends, and I still live with two of my friends that lived with in Birnkrant.
    The view of my closet from my bed, shortly after I moved in.

    The view of my closet from my bed, shortly after I moved in.

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    Birnkrant from the outside, including the Starbucks that’s in the building.

  2. Sophomore/Junior Year (Icon Plaza) – After freshman year, I moved to a student apartment building just across the street with some of my friends from the dorm.  It was a 4 bedroom apartment with a huge round living room with floor-to-ceiling glass windows.  One of my favorite parts about living there was that it was really close to all my engineering classes and to the Coliseum for football game days!
    The view of Icon Plaza (notice this building also has a Starbucks on the ground floor).

    The view of Icon Plaza (notice this building also has a Starbucks on the ground floor).

  3. Senior Year (W. 30th St.) – For our final year, my roommates and I decided to move to the North end of campus.  I am really liking it so far because it’s a smaller apartment building and a smaller apartment, which is nice to come home to after a long day of school.  One cool thing is that I live right across the street from McAllister Field, where the Women’s Soccer team plays.  Since I moved here, I’ve stopped by a few soccer games on my way home, which is probably something I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to do otherwise.usc_soccer_ucla_la_coliseum_110814_mcg6163

That’s it for me – hope you all have a good week!

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