While school may not be in session, some students will remain on campus over Thanksgiving break. For some, the break is so close to the end of the semester that the travel costs and logistics to go home may not make sense.
But many students have other reasons for staying put. Senior Sophie Kim, for example, said her friends are coming to Los Angeles to explore the city and celebrate with her.
Others may even still have campus responsibilities. Elliot Jacobs, a junior, is an RA and on duty for the holiday.
But what do you do when you're a student and can't get a home cooked meal on Thanksgiving day?
For many years, students were invited to celebrate at former President Nikias' home in San Marino, California. After Nikias' departure last spring, however, this option is off the table.
This year, USC is starting a new tradition: a student-wide Thanksgiving dinner at the USC Village dining hall on November 22nd from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. This will be open to all students, both living on-campus and off-campus, as long as they present a USC ID.
For graduate students, there is a Thanksgiving Dinner in the TCC Ballroom on November 20th at 6:30 p.m. It is open to all graduate students, however, it is hosted by the Association of International Graduate Students and hopes to provide an opportunity for international students to celebrate the American holiday.
Certain residence halls are hosting events as well. GradFam East will celebrate on the 21st while McCarthy and Cardinal Gardens will have a Thanksgiving dinner on the 22nd.
For students who are looking to put the 'giving' in Thanksgiving, the Trojan Food Pantry is accepting donations for their Thanksgiving Food Drive until November 16th in TCC 224.
Suggested donations include canned meats, vegetables, and sauces. For students interested in accessing the Thanksgiving Food Pantry, distributions will be on November 20th and 21st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in PKS 135.