A lot of blogs have been talking about the dining at USC, and I agree with them. The dining halls are great, and there are a ton of options.

 

I live in an apartment in the USC Village right above Trader Joes. I love it there, but that’s a blog for another time. I have a meal plan through USC, but it isn’t the unlimited (or virtually unlimited) plan that the freshmen have. 

 

The apartment meal plan gives me 40 swipes and $150 dining dollars for the semester. This means I use a few swipes a week, buy some Starbucks on occasion, AND cook for myself. It’s the perfect combination. 

 

I love the freedom where I never HAVE to cook, but I always can! I’ve made some pretty cool dishes this past semester.

 

My go-to things to cook are: 

spicy vodka pasta (gluten-free of course)

-salmon with arugula salad

-scrambled eggs with prosciutto

-protein smoothies

 

My go-to dining hall meals are: 

-veggie burrito bowl from Verde

-chana masala curry bowl from Tutor Cafe

-quarter chicken with vegetables from The Kitchen

-Friday coconut yogurt bowls from the Village Dining Hall

 

I can never go wrong with my options!

Maya Neuenschwander

Maya Neuenschwander

MAJOR: Industrial and Systems Engineering YEAR: Class of 2024 HOMETOWN: Hudson, Wisconsin PRONOUNS: she/her/hers INSTA: @schwanders I'm involved in interdisciplinary research investigating public health inequities along with being an officer for the Society of Women Engineers and a member of Engineers without Borders. Outside of school, I have my own photography business.

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