On August 15, 2007, USC celebrated the opening of the Parkside Arts and Humanities Residential College (PRB).
Parkside A&H was designed to create a space where students and faculty can form a strong scholarly community centered on the arts and humanities. Although intended for students of all disciplines, its theme allows for special interest floors dedicated to music, the visual arts, poetry and architecture. Living in Parkside Arts & Humanities Residential College is not limited to majors in the arts and humanities. Everyone who appreciates the role of culture and the exploration of ideas is welcome.
Joining its two sister structures, Parkside International Residential College (IRC) and Parkside Apartments, to complete the Parkside Community, Parkside A&H is home to 440 primarily freshmen residents and three Residential Faculty members and their families. Together, Residential Faculty and Residential Education staff work to develop programs for residents that maximizes their college experience and provides added layers of support. Residents live in suite-style apartments, amidst state-of-the-art study lounges, music study rooms, recreation room, and a Performance Café, all designed in response to student requests for more shared space.