Glamour Smackdown


Tutor Campus Center Grand Ballroom

University of Southern California
3607 Trousdale Pkwy
Los Angeles, CA 90089


USC is a private campus, and the entrances are monitored during night hours, after 9pm and before 6am. If you intend to enter campus during night hours, email by Thursday February 15 to be placed on the night-hours guest list.

If you haven't done this by Thursday February 15, and need to enter campus during night hours, check back here for a phone number to call on the day of the competition.


  • Recommended closest on-campus parking:

    Parking Structure X

    699 USC McCarthy Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • Alternate on-campus parking (if you require an elevator):

    Parking Structure A

    3667 McClintock Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90089

Parking on campus at USC costs $12 for the whole day. To purchase parking, drive up to the parking kiosk as you enter campus and speak to the attendant. (There is a kiosk at every campus entrance.)
Metered street parking near campus may be available but is mostly limited due to construction.


Take the Metro Expo Line train to the Expo Park/USC station and cross the street northward onto campus.

The Expo Line extends from Santa Monica to Downtown LA at the 7th Street Metro Center station. From the Metro Center station you can get to Union Station via the Red or Purple lines.


We recommend these hotels near campus:

  • Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC

    3540 South Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    hotel website
    This hotel is across the street from campus and near vendors such as Starbucks, Pizza Studio, Chipotle, and Chick-fil-A.

  • Vagabond Inn

    3101 South Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    hotel website
    A less expensive option, this hotel is one block away from campus, on the busy Figeroa street, and near restaurants such as Blaze Pizza and Dog Haus.

If you are a college student and cannot afford staying at a hotel but you do pay the Glamour Smackdown registration fee, one of the SC Ballroom Dance Team members may have room for you. Space is limited. Contact us before Feb. 10 2018 if you want to look into this option. Please note that this is only open to college students and and it is reserved for those that cannot afford staying at a hotel.


We recommend these 6 fast-food, dessert, and café options near Glamour Smackdown. See the map below for their locations. Open hours for the day of the competition are shown for the on-campus options (#1-3).

#1 Tutor Campus Center

  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf   (open 9am-3pm)
  • California Pizza Kitchen   (open 11am-3pm)
  • The Habit Burger   (open 11am-5pm)
  • Seeds   (open 9am-2pm)

#2 Trojan Grounds (at Birnkrant Resident Hall)

  • Starbucks   (open 24hr)

#3 Ground Zero Cafe (behind Trojan Resident Hall)

  • highly recommended milkshakes, coffee, and tea drinks   (open 1pm-8pm)

#4 Gateway apartment building

  • Blaze Pizza
  • Subway
  • Dog Haus
  • Yogurtland
  • Cream

#5 Icon Plaza apartment building

  • Starbucks
  • Pizza Studio
  • Which Wich

#6 Tuscany apartment building

  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  • Chipotle
  • Chick-fil-A
  • California Gogi Korean Grill
  • AhiPoki Bowl
  • Cold Stone Creamery