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Meals and Dining at USC

USC Restaurants

There are many dining choices available to students on campus and in the surrounding area. For hamburger and french fry lovers there are several different fast food restaurants in the area, including a Carl's Jr. located on-campus. For those who like Mexican or Chinese food, there are restaurants on-campus and off-campus. The International Food Court, directly across the street from campus, offers an affordable selection of food from more than 20 regions around the world. Many of our students love to go to the Food Court to get a little taste of home (bulgogi, sushi, jiao zi, spaghetti, pizza, curry, etc.).

There are also several different grocery stores located in the area. Superior Market, located directly next to the International Food Court will meet most of your grocery needs as well as a fresh deli and bakery. Other markets such as Smart & Final and Ralph’s Supermarket are located just a few blocks away from campus (5-15 minute walk).


University Mealplan

MealPlanLocationsStudents living at Parkside Apartments in the fall and spring semesters have the "Apartment Meal Plan". This plan provides: 40 meals and $150 dining dollars per semester.

  • The 40 meals may be used in either campus dining hall (EVK and Parkside Restaurant) throughout the semester.
  • The $150 dining dollars may be used in any USC restaurant or cafe throughout the semester.

Click the image to see a map of all meal plan locations on campus. This mealplan is mandatory, however students may choose to 'upgrade' to a complete mealplan if they like.


USC Dining Facilities

The University of Southern California is committed to maintaining a dining program with a wide range of options and facilities to ensure that your experience is an enjoyable one. USC Hospitatlity operates all of the following dining locations where students can pay with cash or their student ID card.

Dining Halls (EVK Restaurant & Grill, Parkside Restaurant, Cafe 84)

Featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet, USC dining halls offers freshly prepared entrees, seasonal vegetables, international and vegetarian options, a salad bar, and a sandwich bar. EVK Restaurant also has an outside grill (weather permitting) where the chef prepares hamburgers and a daily special. The dining halls are open 7 days/week.

Tutor Campus Center

The centrally located Tutor Campus Center offers numerous dining options as well as both indoor and outdoor space for enjoying your meal. Students may choose from: California Pizza Kitchen, Carl's Jr. (hamburgers), Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Lemonade, Moreton Fig, Panda Express, Seeds Marketplace, Traditions Bar & Grill, and Wahoo's Fish Tacos. Located in the center of campus, this is a great place to meet friends and classmates for lunch.

Campus Cafés

USCCoffeeTutor Café, conveniently located next to Parkside and the Viterbi School of Engineering, is known for farm fresh salads and made to order gourmet sandwiches. With indoor and patio seating an a lovely water fountain, Tutor Café is open until midnight Monday-Thursday and 9 pm on Friday.

Popovich Café, in Popovich Hall at the Marsall School of Business, features wraps, tostadas, sandwiches, delicious organic salads and a fantastic daily fresh menu all add up to a good deal any day.

The Law School Café has the best fresh Panini sandwiches on campus, organic chips and snacks, a fridge full of cool drinks, and some veggie salad options too. Taken all together, that makes a pretty good case for eating at the Law School Café.


Located next to Leavey Library, Starbucks offers enough coffee, fresh pastries, salads and sandwiches to keep your study groups fueled all night for midterms or finals! Starbucks coffee carts can also be found at several convenient locations around campus.


The perfect compliment to a quiet afternoon with books is a steady supply of good tea or coffee. Literatea has plenty of both, along with a compliment of healthy grab & go items to make your study hours more pleasant and productive. Located in the Nazarian Pavilion behind Doheny, Literatea is open Monday through Friday.


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