Why You Should Visit USC
The heart and soul of USC is alive at the University Park Campus. Situated squarely in the middle of Downtown Los Angeles, you are at the forefront of one of the most dynamic cultural scenes in the country. The campus itself is buzzing with energy. People are making their way to class, friends pass the time on shady lawns, the marching band is heard practicing in the distance, and most everyone seems happy to be here. When I visited campus as a sophomore in high school, I was taken aback by how vibrant and alive the campus was. With the sun shining and students exchanging a jubilant “Fight on!” as our tour group made our way through, I knew instantly that I wanted to be a part of this campus culture.
The architecture is beautifully intriguing–and the campus is constantly being updated and beautified further with multiple construction projects currently underway. The much anticipated Village is slated for its grand opening this fall, which will add a retail plaza along with additional student housing to the already bustling Park Campus. The future largest building on campus is also nearing completion: the Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience. In the past two years, two new buildings were completed on campus, as well: Jill and Frank Fertitta Hall, as part of the Marshall School; and the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, for the Kaufman School of Dance. Much like the city of Los Angeles itself, the USC campus is constantly growing and evolving to become bigger and better than it already is. Around every corner there is a new and beautiful space for students to learn and thrive.
Ultimately, it is important to visit the campus of any college you are considering attending. The campus culture is an integral part of the college experience and can make or break your four years. Do you feel at home while on campus? Is it a community you want to be a part of? Touring a college campus and observing how other students are going about their days can reveal a lot about whether or not you see yourself fitting in and being happy to attend the school. The beauty and joy of the USC campus was a big reason why I fell in love with the school–and I only could find this out by visiting campus.