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“A social function is defined as a gathering of students (men, women, or both) whose primary purpose is entertainment: dances, luncheons, dinners, desserts, open houses, teas, stags, etc.

“Selected social functions may be held
between 12 noon and 1:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from Friday at 5 p.m.
to Sunday, 7:30 p.m.”

– USC Student Handbook 1948-49

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Rayven Vinson

Spanish & International Relations
Cockeysville, MD
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Rayven recommends:

  • Going global
    I did my study abroad in Brussels and Madrid. There are almost 7 billion people on this planet, and I thought it would be great to get to know more of them! If you do want to study abroad, talk to an academic adviser right away. That way, you can work your study abroad experience into your schedule from the get-go.
  • Hopping on the Metro
    I’m a big walker. But I also use the Metro system that’s now running near USC. I use the Expo Line as well as the Blue Line. The Metro Blue Line goes from about Union Station to Long Beach, and the Expo Line goes from Culver City past USC to Union Station.
  • Living large on campus
    When you’re a freshman, and even when you’re a sophomore, I would definitely recommend living on campus. Especially during the first semester, so many things are happening on campus, whether it’s events with student organizations or Visions and Voices. Having direct access to that is going to enhance your first experiences at USC.
  • SCouring SCampus
    For incoming students, who might not know what resources are available, SCampus is a great place to look because it has a complete list of resource centers. Additionally, it has information about clubs and organizations. For incoming freshmen, it’s one of the first places you should look to become familiar with USC.