Don’t Let The Spring Semester “Spring Up” On You

        Can you believe it’s already February? When you’re a studious Trojan it’s as if Monday through Friday vanishes at the turn of a page, and Saturday and Sunday is spent hitting “snooze”. Constantly thinking about readings, papers, and midterms, it’s easy to forget to plan for the best events of the spring semester. Tickets, flights, sleeping accommodations, wardrobe…they can’t be arranged the night before! Pull out your planner and start penciling in these dates now!



  • Research and create a list of companies that best fit your career goals

  • Don’t miss deadlines, and turn on “reminders” on your phone and laptop

  • Make an appointment at the USC Career Center to have your cover letter and resume revised

  • Check ConnectSC regularly so you don’t miss out on workshops and networking events

  • Update your LinkedIn


Presidents Weekend, February 18th-20th

  • Make plans to take a break from the college atmosphere and head home for the weekend

  • Plan a road trip with the besties to San Diego or Santa Barbara

  • Sign up for an outdoor adventure with SC Outfitters

  • Rent skis and snow gear so you can shred the gnar at Mammoth, Big Bear, or Tahoe

Spring Break, March 12th-19th

  • Pick your destination – tropical island, snowy mountain, voyage abroad, service trip, home sweet home – you have one week to spend however you want!

  • Jump on flight deals before it’s too late

  • Organize to share a hotel room with friends

  • Ask around about must see tourist attractions

  • Make sure your passport and any other legal documentation is updated

  • Fill your online “shopping cart” with the perfect spring break wardrobe


LA Holi Festival of Colors, March 11th

  • Purchase tickets

  • Set aside an outfit you don’t mind permanently staining in colored paint

  • Attend a yoga class so you’re ready to “zen” in Kumudini and Nam Dev yoga

  • Prepare to embrace the color spectrum and hugs


Bubble Run, March 25th

  • Sign up online

  • Get your group of “bubblers” together

  • Jog daily and take plenty of bubble baths to prepare

Coachella April 14th- 23rd

  • This music festival is sold out, so get creative with how you will find tickets

  • Choose your sleeping situation: tent camping, car camping, or hotel

  • Beat the crowds and walking in the heat, and purchase a parking pass or shuttle pass

  • Get in the vibe by making your daily playlist the lineup

  • Checkout Pinterest for trending music festival garb

Stagecoach, April 28th-30th

  • Buy tickets now

  • Get your cowgirls in line

  • Purchase a shuttle pass

  • Choose your sleeping situation: RV, Off-site camping, or hotel

  • Order a cute pair of cowboy boots and cowboy hat

  • Carpool with at least four people and you could win Stage Coach merchandise, food vouchers, ferris wheel rides, artist meet and greet passes, and RV resort wristbands

  • Set the radio station to country


Now, there’s no reason to let the spring semester “spring up” on you!