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Apartment-style living right behind the historic Horseshoe, within easy walking distance to the student union.

At a Glance

  • Housing for all students
  • Apartment-style rooms
  • Located behind the Horseshoe (map)
  • Fully furnished kitchen and living room


See Our Rooms


Where You'll Live

Furnished two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments with full kitchens.

Your Space


  • Carpet
  • Bed
  • Dresser
  • Closet
  • Desk with chair


  • Tub with shower (curtain provided)
  • Toilet and sink

Living Room

  • Lounging Chairs (2 for two bedroom & 3 for three bedroom)
  • Dining Room Table
  • Dining Room Chairs (2 for two bedroom & 3 for three bedroom)
  • Side Table


  • Refrigerator
  • Sink
  • Stove

*Microwave not included.



Wi-Fi: Yes
Cable Connection: Yes
Internet Connection: Yes (1 per room)


Floors: 3
Keycard Access: No


Laundry Room: In Pinckney/Legare

Room and Furniture Dimensions


Living Room/Kitchen: 11'5" x 13'2"
Bedroom: 11'9" x 8'10"
Sink Area:  3'4" x 3'6"
Bathroom:  5' x 3'
Window: 39" wide x 73" tall
Ceiling Height: 114"
Wall Type: Drywall
Microfridge Rental: No


Bed Size: 80" (extra long twin)
Bed Frame: 38" wide x 85" long x 36" tall
Maximum Bed Height: 34"
Desk: 24" deep x 42" wide x 30" tall
Desk Chair: 20" deep x 18" wide x 33" tall
Dresser: 24" deep x 30" wide x 30" tall
Dresser Drawers: 7" deep
Closet: 24" deep x 64" wide x 94" tall

Loftable Bed: Yes, please reference the policy here.

Living Room Furniture

Lounging Chairs: 36" deep x 39" wide x 32" tall
Side Table: 22" deep x 26" wide x 22" tall
Dining Room Table: 36" wide x 30" tall
Dining Room Chairs: 17" deep x 18" wide x 34" tall

Floor plans, layouts, dimensions and features may vary.

Living Learning Communities

Music Community

First-year students in the School of Music are part of the Music Community, which gives them opportunities to connect with professors and peers outside the classroom.

Hall Staff

Residence Life Coordinator
Resident Mentors:  2 Undergraduate Students


Is this the place for you?

Housing applications are open now! Make sure to submit yours by the May 1 deadline.



Some insurance providers will request the physical address of your student’s residence hall. The address for Thornwell is listed below.  Please remember that USPS, UPS and FedEx will not deliver to our residence halls. Packages and mail should be sent to your student’s USC PO Box.

1420 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29208