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September 20, 2012

Campus Dining Options

          The new academic year promises new classes, new friends, and on our campus, new dining options! Over this past summer, our campus experienced many updates including the addition of another traditional dining hall. In addition to EVK and Parkside, Café 84 now serves our undergraduates as a residential dining facility. These three dining halls are strategically located throughout our campus to give our students convenient options just steps from their dorm room.

          Health nuts and junk food lovers will both find something to suit their palette on campus. With salad bars, smoothies, wok stations, waffle makers, grills and a variety of ice cream/frozen yogurt options, there’s something for everyone. The Tutor Campus Center offers restaurants and cafes such as Seeds Marketplace that features grab ‘n go options as well as made-to-order sandwiches and salads. Lemonade is a cafe which offers familiar healthy dishes with creative twists. Panda Express, Wahoo’s Fish Taco and Carl’s Jr. serve familiar fare. And of course, what campus center would be complete without staples such as pizza and coffee? Students can order salads, pastas, and pizzas at California Pizza Kitchen or order a favorite coffee or ice-blended beverage at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. In addition to the options at the Campus Center, there are various cafes throughout campus, including Trojan Grounds which is open 24/7 and is operated by Starbucks.

          Kosher entrees are available at Parkside (IRC) and at Seeds Marketplace. There’s also the SChalom floor that facilitates Kosher cooking in resident kitchens. USC has expanded kosher options in recent years, including making hot kosher entrees available on a daily basis. Places like LiteraTea have fresh kosher salads available every day, as well.

          Our students truly have a large variety of options when it comes to finding brain food on campus. The next time you visit, we hope you’ll grab a snack and experience a taste of what our campus has to offer!

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