Operations Assistant: Hilary Buehler
USC Hospitality provides a wide range of services at more than 40 venues situated throughout the University Park and Health Sciences campuses.
Meal Plans and Residential Dining
The dining program offers a wide range of options and venues to ensure that your experience is an enjoyable one. If you are assigned to a building with a mandatory meal plan, you will be automatically enrolled in the appropriate plan or may, in certain cases, be able to select an optional upgrade. Regardless of where you live, all students are able to purchase a meal plan. Students not required to participate in a meal plan based on their residence location may choose to purchase the “Community 25” or the “Community 50” meal plan.
Kosher entrées are available at the Parkside Restaurant and Seeds Marketplace. The SChalom Floor, located in the Parkside Apartments complex, facilitates kosher cooking in residents’ kitchens, and the Hillel Jewish Center offers Friday evening Sabbath and holiday meals, including Passover. Additionally, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, located in the School of Cinematic Arts complex, is kosher certified and offers a variety of kosher items.
If you are too busy to come to the food, Express Catering will bring it to you. We deliver freshly made breakfast, lunch and dinner items directly to any campus (UPC or HSC) location. Express Catering is perfect for study sessions, student organization meetings and mixers. Call (213) 740-9556 to speak with one of our customer service representatives. Express Catering offers delivery service only. For full-service catering, call USC Hospitality Special Events & Catering at (213) 740-5956.
USC Hospitality residential dining facilities offer daily vegetarian entrees, side dishes and salads. Other retail facilities offer vegetarian options as well.
Located just east of Leavey Library, EVK is an “all you care to consume” concept, featuring American cuisine, “south of the border” specialties, a full salad bar and an outdoor grill offering lunch time specials.
Located adjacent to the Parkside International Residential College, Parkside Restaurant features international cuisine in an “all you care to consume” format with three culinary action stations.
A few steps from the Lyon Center, Café 84 residential facility offers healthy choices in an exhibition-style format. Café 84 also offers an extensive salad and sandwich bar, along with a wok station, BBQ/smoker station, and daily smoothies.
Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Located in the center of campus, the Tutor Campus Center features a full service restaurant and catering facility, a wide range of quick service dining options, premium coffee, beverages and convenience items.
Traditions Bar & Grill adds a sophisticated twist to the gastropub and redefines on-campus fun. Watch a big game, share a platter of appetizers with your friends and choose from a great selection of drinks.
To enter, use the basement entrance on the south side of the Tutor Campus Center. Admission is all ages, but you must have an ID to order drinks.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at the School of Cinematic Arts is the ideal social gathering place, featuring a dual fireplace as well as outdoor seating overlooking the courtyard. Our skillful baristas will craft your coffee, tea or ice blended beverage to perfection on every visit.
Davidson Conference Center (DCC)
Located on the corner of Jefferson Blvd. and Figueroa Ave., DCC is the only IACC-certified conference center on campus. With more than 9,000 square feet of flexible function space, including three fully integrated studio rooms, DCC can accommodate conferences, trainings and social events. Student organizations utilize DCC for a variety of functions. DCC is managed by USC Hospitality Special Events & Catering, which offers full-service catering and audiovisual services. Call (213) 740-5956 to book your next event.
Located in Watt Hall, Shop Café features premium coffee and speciality beverages, pastries and a selection of sandwiches, salads and sushi.
Law School Café
Located on the lower level of the Musick Law Building, the Law School Café features daily specials, freshly prepared hot and cold sandwiches, salads, premium coffee and espresso-based beverages and convenience items.
LiteraTea at the Doheny Memorial Library
Located on the east side of Doheny Memorial Library, LiteraTea features freshly brewed teas, premium coffee and espresso-based beverages, sandwiches, salads and convenience items.
Located in Popovich Hall, Popovich Café features hot lunch entrees, freshly prepared hot and cold sandwiches, salads, premium coffee and espresso-based drinks and convenience items.
Starbucks at Trojan Grounds
Located east of Leavey Library, Starbucks at Trojan Grounds features premium Starbucks coffee and espresso-based beverages, sandwiches, salads and a variety of convenience items. This venue is open 24 hours a day during most of the school year.
Located in Tutor Hall, Tutor Café features hot lunch entrees, sandwiches and made-to-order salads, premium coffee and espresso-based beverages, baked goods and convenience items.
Town and Gown
Elegant Town and Gown, USC’s historic ballroom venue, offers a full range of banquet and catering services from wine and hors d’oeuvres receptions to the highly detailed gourmet affair. The spacious ballroom boasts cathedral ceilings and imported crystal chandeliers. Complementing the space is a large foyer with fireplace, period furnishings, an English garden courtyard and a quaint chapel.
Health Sciences Campus
The Plaza Marketplace offers a state-of-the-art food court, café and convenience store. Einstein Bagels serves made-to-order bagel sandwiches and coffee. The Edmondson Faculty Center, a membership-only club, offers a first-class lunch menu and is available for catering functions for every occasion, seven days a week. HSC Catering Services will cater any breakfast, lunch or dinner, meeting, reception or party at any location, on or off campus.
Vending machines are located throughout campus for your convenience.
Dining hours may vary during the school year, summer and holiday periods. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the published schedule available at the entrance of each dining facility and also listed on the USC Hospitality Website at hospitality.usc.edu.