Up Close and Personal on Figgggggueroa Street

USC is plopped directly in downtown Los Angeles. Adjusting to city life can be difficult, but its always best to remember to travel intelligently, even if you do have a buddy or two with you. Learn to use public transportation. We have at least two Metro Stations very close to campus, as well as a series of bus stops. USC also offers free LYFT rides to all students within a set distance between the hours of 7pm and 2am. Figueroa Street Is the border to freshman housing and one of the busier main streets surrounding campus. I started off very close to the W 28th Street intersection, where The Row lies. (Side note: The Row is USC's street of sorority and fraternity houses.) Besides fast food like Popeye's, McDonald's, and Jack in The Box which can be difficult to obtain when YOU DON'T HAVE A CAR late at night, Spudnuts and El Huero are popular choices after a night of partying or studying. Further down Figueroa is The Los Angeles Convention Center, The Grammy Museum, and The Staples Center. If you're in the mood for live music or just want to go shopping, FIG at 7th has stores like H&M, Nordstrom Rack, and MAC Cosmetics.