Cardinal Gardens is a popular apartment option among continuing undergraduate students. The community consists of nine individual townhouse-style buildings connected by winding, tree-lined walkways. Residents can choose between fully furnished one or two-bedroom apartments, each with a full kitchen, bathroom and a spacious, air-conditioned living room. Located on the north side of Jefferson Boulevard, Cardinal Gardens is across the street from campus and near to both the Lyon Recreation Center and Café 84.
The newly renovated central courtyard provides a great gathering place for residents, where they can relax around the modern fountain in comfortable couches and chairs, grill on two gas barbecues, or spend a quiet evening sitting next to the large outdoor fireplace. Residents can also enjoy playing half-court basketball or lounging in the Customer Service Center, equipped with a 70 inch flat screen TV and pool and foosball tables.
Cardinal Gardens Staff
Residential Community Coordinator
Arianna Deans is the Residential College Coordinator for Cardinal Gardens and McClintock Apartments. She is a southern native and calls Atlanta, Ga. home. Arianna received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with a concentration in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. She then received her masters from New York University in higher education and student affairs. Arianna considers herself a world traveler and loves to experience new cuisines from around the globe. Arianna incorporates mindfulness as a wellness techniques to student affairs professional and residential students and uses these techniques to reduce academic and work-related stress. When she isn’t trying new meditative practices, she is jumping out of planes and trying new adventurous sports. Arianna is so excited to join the Trojan family! FIGHT ON!
Graduate Residential Community Coordinator
Hi! My name is Harrianna Thompson. I am from Compton, California and lived in San Pedro, California for 4 years for my undergraduate studies at Marymount California University. I am currently in the Post-Secondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA) program in Rossier School of Education here at SC! I received my bachelors degree in Liberal Arts emphasis in American Studies and Psychology at Marymount California University. I was a Resident Advisor for three years and began the Black Student Union at MCU. Along with other involvement opportunities, it prompted me to study student affairs post-graduation. I am interested in traveling around LA by Metro, hanging out with friends just talking and continuously fighting for what is right in our society. I also believe that self-care is very important and getting my nails and hair done is a must! I am still a die hard Jonas Brothers fan and Disneyland is my happy place! Princess Tiana is my favorite and I personally identify with the message of ‘Almost there’ I am excited to work with students living in housing and create a sense of community and family. Fight on!
Cardinal Gardens Signature Events
Cardinal Gardens hosts our annual Welcome BBQ each semester on the first Sunday after move-in in the Cardinal Gardens courtyard to welcome the students back to the community. Resident enjoy burgers and hotdogs as they meet other members of the Cardinal Gardens community.