Hidden Gems at USC
December 15, 2022
by Leah Mary
I’ve been at USC since 2016 (WOW), and during my time here, I’ve found some fun places to hang out and events to participate in that I would love to share with you all!
Rock and Reilly’s or Study Hall (UPC)
Rock and Reilly’s or Study Hall are classic USC spots for a fun sit-down restaurant and bar to grab food with friends and watch USC and professional sports! I would always go with friends to hang out and celebrate good times!
USC Break On 2: Salsa Night (UPC)
The first Friday of every month, Break On 2 hosts a salsa night at Mudd Hall. The first hour is a workshop where they teach people tips and tricks, and then the rest of the night, you dance! Sometimes there is even a live band! It’s a 5 dollar entrance fee, but it is worth every penny.
Doheny Library (UPC)
This is the best Library to study at. Every time I study there, I feel like I am at Hogwarts. It is so beautiful.
Free gym memberships with fun open recreations
The perk of being a USC student is getting access to Lyon center, HSC Fitness Center, and Village Fitness center. At Lyon center, they have open recreation hours for badminton, indoor volleyball, Uytengsu outdoor pool, and the PED indoor pool.
Farmer’s market at McCarthy Quad (UPC) or Pappas Quad (HSC)
At UPC, there is a farmer’s market with fresh produce, boxed foods, and jewelry most Wednesdays 11am-3pm. I believe HSC also has a farmer’s market most Wednesdays. These are great places to relax and hammock!
Rose Garden (UPC)
Near the USC Colosseum is a beautiful rose garden where you can take pictures or have a nice picnic. Close to the rose garden, there is also the natural history museum!
Have fun exploring!