Parkside Arts & Humanities Signature Events

Masters Dinners

These are weekly dinners hosted by Parkside Faculty Masters. In collaboration with IRC and Apartments, PRB hosts a weekly Masters Dinner with a specially designed weekly menu with cuisines from across the world. Each dinner has a guest speaker who has achieved a level of mastery and who speaks on the subject of his/her choice. Following dinner, residents convene at the faculty master’s home for dessert.

Arts in the PAHRC

A day-long celebration of resident work in the fine arts, film, dance and comedy held during the Spring Semester. Previous activities at Arts in the PAHRC have included a full line-up of resident musicians, an art showcase, and various arts and craft activities (hosted by the Creative & Performing Arts and Arts & Architecture Themed Floors)

Parkside Provides

An ongoing series of philanthropic programs. Previous programs affiliated with Parkside Provides have included Hygiene Kit assembly for the Downtown Women’s Center, trips to Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles; participating in the Volunteer Center’s Friends and Neighbors Day, sandwich making for the Midnight Mission on Skid Row, fundraising for the American Cancer Society, hosting food and clothing collection drives; and more!

Students Volunteering at the Union Rescue Mission

Parkside Professional Development Series

Ongoing series of professional development lectures, discussions and Q&As. Previous programs have included a Resume Workshop, free professional headshots, a Q&A session with Parkside alumni seniors, Networking Advice, Career Fair & Interview Tips and Tricks, and a session on how to land a summer internship or research position at USC.

Talks and Treats

A bi-weekly discussion series where residents can get together informally and discuss recent hot topics in the news and in their lives.

Camping Trip

An overnight camping trip to Leo Carillo State Park during the Spring.

Students camping at Leo Carillo State Beach in Malibu, CA

Party at the Darkside

A Halloween party hosted by Parkside area Building Governments. Parkside A&H residents host a costume contest and transform the Parkside Performance Cafe into a Haunted House for the bravest souls to enjoy.

Tri-Parkside Cup

An intramural Harry Potter-style sports competition between the three Parkside buildings (PRB, IRC, and Parkside Apartments). Every Spring, residents from each of the buildings are encouraged to team up for a series of friendly competitions amongst the three Parkside buildings to see who can take on the title of Tri-Parkside Cup Champion for the upcoming year. Previous events have included dodgeball, soccer, water balloon toss, capture the flag, and more.