Whether you’re a freshman or an upperclassman, it’s not too late to take advantage of everything your campus has to offer.
1. There Are Many Free Events At USC
USC’s Visions and Voices offers great events that are completely free for students. Make sure to look over the calendar before the year starts because the seats fill up, and tickets are harder to get later in the year, especially for the really popular shows. They offer dance workshops, concerts and lectures by famous politicians and celebrities. Other than Visions and Voices, there are also a great deal of concerts hosted by the school throughout campus, especially in McCarthy Quad.
2. Study At The Hoose Library of Philosophy
If you are looking for a quiet, clean and comfortable place to get some studying done, the Philosophy Library is a great place to do it. It is never too crowded, and there are nice chairs to sit in, unlike Leavey Library. It is located on Bloom Way on the south side of campus.
3. Shuttle Busses to L.A. LIVE
From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, USC offers a free shuttle bus to and from L.A. Live. It is a great way to catch a movie with friends and not worry about parking or driving. This is also a valuable time for freshmen to get off campus for a bit. L.A. Live has some great restaurants including the Yard House, Katsuya, ESPN Zone and more. It is also fun to go there for bowling with a group at the Lucky Strikes Lanes and Lounge.
4. Take Fun Classes For Your Electives
USC has a wide variety of classes to take that are simply fun. Try a film class or a design class, or something else that is interesting. Most students have an extra two units that can be taken up by Chess, Racquetball, Yoga, Aerobics, Improv, Ballroom Dancing and so many more. It is good to take advantage of the opportunities that USC so easily provides. Plus, full-time students automatically pay for each unit anyways, so it is worthwhile to make the most of each one.
5. Lock the Back Wheel of Your Bike to a Bike Rack
It may seem like an obvious suggestion, but many people will only lock the front of their bike, which makes it extremely easy for it to get stolen. Locking the back wheel to a rack is the safest way to ensure that a bike is exactly where it should be. Often, when people do not lock their bike to a rack, DPS Security guards and other officials will move it so that it is out of the way. Though it is usually easy to find a bike when this happens, it is still annoying to have to search for a bike amongst a sea of beach cruisers.