For the past two years, I have been able to live at my sorority house, which is just a few blocks away from campus on 28th street.  Living in the ADPi house, or the Pi Palace as we call it, has been an incredible experience for me.  Living here is convenient, affordable, and most of all, it’s fun!

After living in Birnkrant during Freshman year, I wanted to move off of campus into my sorority house, where I would continue to have the same type of social experience I had in my dorm.  I love being surrounded by other people, so I knew that I would enjoy living in a house with 54 of my friends.  So far, it has helped me bond even more with the girls in the house, and I now consider all of the roommates I have had to be some of my best friends here at USC.

Living in ADPi, we get 3 catered meals a day made by our personal chef.  The food is really wonderful.  There is a lot of variety – we have all different cuisines like Italian, Asian, Middle Eastern – and they’re all delicious.  In addition to that, we have a salad bar that is open and fully stocked 24/7, and a full snack kitchen.

The house also has plenty of space to study.  It’s often quiet enough for me to study in my own room, but if it gets loud, I can also go to our study den, where we have study hours.  Beyond this, I always bring my friends to ADPi to work on group projects because we have a lot of study spaces, and because we have a coffee machine.

I’m very happy with my decision to live in ADPi with so many of my close friends.  This is my last semester living in the house, and I am sad to be leaving it.  Next year, I’ll be moving to a different house with a lot of my friends from ADPi, so I will still visit the Pi Palace often.


Samantha Kaplan-2015

Samantha Kaplan-2015

Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2015, Learn more on her profile here!