Opened as a residential college in 2012, the South Residential College includes four traditional-style residence halls: Pardee Tower, Marks Hall and Trojan Hall. South Residential College is conveniently located near the Doheny & Leavey Libraries, Tutor Campus Center, important campus service departments, several popular classroom buildings, and McCarthy Quad, a great place to relax and enjoy great Los Angeles weather. A signature of this residential area is its close-knit community; many describe South as being a true “family.”
The South Residential Colleges are supported by an engaging team of faculty and staff who endeavor to create a vibrant community where emphasis is placed on the transition to college and exploring USC’s First Year Experience programs. Programming provided by faculty and staff emphasizes personal growth and determining one’s best pathway for leadership as a USC student and future graduate. The Faculty in Residence for South Residential College reside in Marks Hall, Pardee Tower, and Trojan Hall and take the lead in creating an environment conducive to student learning and social engagement. Residents are encouraged to attend FIR events and participate in faculty-student interaction outside the classroom. Students in South have always benefited from the sense of belonging that occurs within these facilities which offer the smallest floor communities at USC.