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March 30, 2017

GUEST BLOG: Trojans 360’s Freshman Must-Reads

Are you an incoming freshman? Welcome to the Trojan family! Take a look at these special posts to get a glimpse of the adventures that await.

Ask a Trojan: Best Parts of Coming to USC From Welcome Week to football games, you have a lot to look forward to these next four years.

6 Things You Must Do in Your Time at USC The events and opportunities available here are endless. You will want to add these to your college bucket list.

The Perks of Being a Student at USC Being a USC student has a lot of perks and benefits ranging from discounts to freebies. Free TV and Uber – need I say more?

How to stay updated on all things USC As you get ready to start your college adventure, you will want to stay up-to-date on everything that is happening at USC. You can find news about anything from recent events to research breakthroughs at these media sites and publications.

How to Find the Right Club at USC for you There are hundreds of clubs and organizations for you to discover at USC. Pursue a passion, try something new, or even start your own club! Here are Trojan 360’s tips on how to find one that fits with your schedule and interests.

Which Student Organization Should You Join? If you don’t know where to start, you can take this quiz to help you narrow down your club search.

Learn from your Big SCister Trojan 360’s Grace Carballo shares her years of experience and knowledge to the incoming freshman class so that they can make the most out of these college years.

12 Things I Wish I Knew My Freshman Year Freshman year can be both exciting and challenging at times, especially since it may be your first time away from home. To help you out, you can consider this advice from someone who’s been through it.

Reviewing the Freshman Dorms: 2016-2017 Edition Need help deciding which dorm you want to live in next year? Trojans 360’s Adriana Bernal Martinez breaks it all down for you by dorm, room type, price, and more.

If USC Dorms Were People …and if you’re still not sure where to live, then maybe you can find one that matches you!

A Week In: Key Conversations with your Roommate  For some of us, college may be the first time we have a roommate. To facilitate a fun, peaceful dorm experience, here are some important conversations you should have with your roommate(s).

Ask a Trojan: Freshmen Move-In (Tips, Tricks & Packing Lists) Are you already starting to make your packing list and shop for dorm supplies? Don’t forget these items!

Ask a Trojan: Class Schedules Creating your first-semester schedule can be daunting, especially when you’re trying to navigate the course catalogue and determine which requirements you must fulfill. These tips can help you get started in your search for the perfect class schedule.

5 Resources at USC to help you study Sometimes adjusting to the college workload can be challenging. Need help with your writing? Trying to survive your math class? Don’t worry – USC has many resources to help you improve and succeed.

Where should you go to study at USC? There are so many different places that you can go for a productive study session. Find your study space now!

Ask a Trojan: Fitness on Campus Avoid the Freshman 15 by staying fit at USC’s recreational and fitness centers. If you’re interested in taking classes or finding a place to work out at USC, look no further.

4 Freshman Dining Hall Food Hacks During freshman year, you’ll be spending a lot of time at the dining halls. If you’re craving something different and unique, these quick and easy food hacks may come in handy.

7 “Must-Do” Attractions with Friends in LA The beautiful city of LA will be your home for the next four years. Explore with your new friends and see what adventures await you.

If you have any questions, send us a message!
Welcome to USC, and fight on!

By: Anna Lipscomb ’19