University of South Carolina



Living on campus is a big part of college life and something you want to experience for yourself. At USC, your choices for residence hall accommodations range from traditional to green and everything in between.

Since you and the rest of your first-year peers will live on campus, unless you're living at home in Columbia or staying with relatives in the Columbia area, you'll quickly discover common interests, shared activities and great places to live. You can join a designated learning community, too. Options include:

  • Traditional-style halls
  • Suite-style halls
  • Apartment-style halls

Traditional Halls

Home to mostly first-year students, our multi-story residences offer air-conditioned double rooms, at least one central bath per floor, phone, cable television, Internet/data connection, laundry facilities, game rooms, TV lounges and ice/vending machines. You'll benefit from a significant number of USC's resident mentors who can help you academically and personally.

Suite-Style Halls

Another popular choice for first-year students, these air-conditioned two-rooms-plus-bath suites make a great home for four. Most offer large kitchens on each floor, as well as laundry rooms, game rooms, TV lounges and ice/vending machines. All rooms network to the University mainframe and connect to the Internet.

Apartment-Style Halls

Most requested by upper-level students, our air-conditioned apartment-style halls offer floor plans with two, three or four bedrooms, a living/dining area, kitchen and at least one bath. In addition to phone and cable television outlets, you're connected to the University mainframe and Internet.

Living-Learning Residences

Learning communities in our residence halls include journalism, Spanish House, engineering and computing, green learning/sustainability, pre-law, pre-med, music, French House, Healthy Carolina wellness, international/global and more. Some residence halls are specifically designated for Honors College students and for USC's Capstone Scholars. When you join one of these groups, you can take advantage of unique clubs, lectures and activities as you build on the close connections and academic focus you enjoy in your Honors and Capstone classes.

36% USC undergraduates live on campus

Benefit from the quick and easy access to classrooms, laboratories, academic and personal support, entertainment venues and great food.

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Finding a Roommate

Complete your housing application and set up your profile to participate in our roommate matching process and discover rewarding lifelong friendships.

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Select great food from more than 25 places to eat on campus, including residence halls and restaurants in the Russell House University Union.

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Swimming pools, workout facilities, intramurals, outdoor activities, sport clubs, challenge course, exercise classes, court sports, green playing fields you'll find it all at USC!

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