7 floors of open doors

Vanessa Pangbourne Dorm, Housing, Social & Diversity, Vanessa, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

My freshman year I lived in Birnkrant and it was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made in college. Back in the days before the University Village, Birnkrant was the honors dorm (#RIP). I wanted to live here because I thought if I was surrounded by nerds like myself I would want to study more and be motivated to work hard. Turns out, the people that lived on my floor were so much more than the nerds I was imagining. They are some of the most interesting, motivated and truly the craziest people I’ve met. My best friends at USC to this day are people I met on floor 7 in the first few weeks of classes. and even though I don’t live with any of them now (except for my roommate Aarya who was my next-door neighbor and now is my roommate).

When I was moving to college I knew I was moving alone to a new country with new customs I wasn’t used to. The last time I did that was in high school when I moved to Canada and that whole year after moving was probably one of the worst years of my life. It took my so long to adjust to life in Vancouver. I came to USC expecting the same struggle. However, everyone was so welcoming and we quickly became friends. Birnkrant has says that it is “7 floors of open doors” and that was completely true. I couldn’t be more thankful for my BK7 family.

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