This blog post is part of a series written by the Viterbi Student Ambassadors on our freshman dorm experiences. For more posts on this topic, check out Viterbi Voices.
Freshmen year I lived in Birnkrant Residence Hall, and in my opinion, it’s the best dorm on campus! Birnkrant has traditional style coed dorms (with common bathrooms on each floor). The majority of rooms are doubles, but there are also singles and triples–which offer more space and storage than the average double dorm room. I found that my room was plenty big; I had room for everything I brought from home. I especially loved my huge windows looking out over McCarthy Quad. And as an added bonus, I also lived right above Trojan Grounds (TroGro for short), so a midnight snack was never far away if I didn’t feel like going to EVK dining hall, which is also right next to Birnkrant.
Another great perk about Birnkrant is that it is a Residence College, which means a faculty member lived in an adjoining apartment and our RA’s received extra funding to plan cool trips around LA. Freshmen year I enjoyed many free sushi and frozen yogurt trips, as well as discounted Disneyland tickets!
Here are some pictures I took when I moved into my dorm freshmen year. I hope they help you make the right decision…to live in Birnkrant next year!