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  • Bates West on a warm summer afternoon

Bates West

An apartment-style hall with a convenient nearby parking lot for residents and an all-you-can-eat diner next door.


At a Glance

  • Apartment-style rooms
  • Located behind Blatt P.E. Center (map)


See Our Rooms


Where You'll Live

Each apartment is two bedrooms, has a full kitchen and comes furnished.


  • Carpet
  • Two beds
  • Two dressers
  • One closet 
  • Two desks w/chairs


  • Tub with shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink


  • Refrigerator
  • Sink
  • Stove

Living Room

  • Couch
  • Side Table
  • Lounging Chairs (2)
  • Side Table
  • Coffee Table
  • Dining Room Table
  • Dining Room Chairs (2)

*The closet does not have a door but a curtain with hooks can be hung.

*Microwave not included.


Wi-Fi: Yes
Internet Connection: Yes (2 per room)
Cable is not available in the residence halls.


Floors: 14
Keycard Access: Yes


Laundry Room: Basement


Living/Dining Room: 12'6" x 16'4"
Kitchen: 5'4" x 5'8"
Bedroom: 11' x 14'6"
Bathroom: 3' x 3'
Space below sink: 19"
Living Room Middle Window: 61" wide x 66" tall
Living Room Outer Windows: 25" wide x 66" tall
Bedroom Window: 50" wide x 66" tall
Shower Dimensions: 33 1/2" wide x 80" tall
Microfridge Rental: No

Bedroom Furniture

Bed Size: 80" (extra long twin)
Bed Frame: 38" wide x 85" long x 36" tall
Maximum Bed Height: 36"
Desk: 24" deep x 42" wide x 30" tall
Desk Chair: 19" deep x 17" wide x 33" tall
Dresser: 24" deep x 30" wide x 26" tall
Dresser Drawers: 3 3/4" deep (1 drawer), 8" deep (2 drawers)
Closet: 24" deep x 80" wide x 100" tall

Loftable Bed: No, please reference the policy.

Living Room Furniture

Couch: 33" deep x 76" wide x 29" tall
Lounging Chairs: 29" deep x 27" wide x 29" tall
Side Table: 23" deep x 24" wide x 20" tall
Coffee Table: 20" deep x 60" wide x 17" tall
Dining Room Table: 36" wide x 30" tall
Dining Room Chairs: 18" deep x 19" wide x 31" tall

Floor plans, layouts, dimensions and features may vary.

Live-In Residence Life Coordinator - 
Resident Mentors:  13 Undergraduate Students

ROTC Community

The goal of the Reserve Officer Training Corps is to commission world-class military officers educated at a premier university. The Living Learning Community provides cadets and midshipmen with the opportunity to support and learn from each other through an integrated residential atmosphere.


Is this the place for you?

The new incoming student housing application is now live via the Housing portal at  The deadline to apply is May 3.


Some insurance providers will request the physical address of your student’s residence hall. The address for Bates West 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 UofSC PO Box.

1405 Whaley Street
Columbia, SC 29208


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