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  • Maxcy on a summers day


Students from any major who are First-Gen (neither parent has a 4-year degree) and interested in opportunities to increase their college success.

At a Glance

  • Housing for first-generation students
  • Suite-style rooms
  • Located near the Horseshoe (map)


See Our Rooms


Where You'll Live

Suite-style rooms located behind the Horseshoe in the center of campus, with in-building classrooms and a demonstration kitchen.


  • Tile floor
  • Two beds
  • Two dressers
  • Two closets
  • Two desks w/chairs


  • Shower (no curtain provided) and toilet
  • Sink is located in room


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


Floors: 4
Keycard Access: Yes


Kitchen: First floor
Laundry Room: In basement

Common Areas

Meeting Rooms: Yes
Lounge Space: First floor


Total Area: 16'3" x 10'10"

Shower Curtain Size: 45" wide x 78" long
Bathroom:  3'5" x 4'6"
Window: 65" wide x 64" tall
Space under sink: 13"
Ceiling Height: 107"
Wall Type: Drywall
Microfridge Rental: Yes, click here for more information.


Bed Size: 80" (extra long twin)
Bed Frame: 38" wide x 86" long x 36" tall
Maximum Bed Height: 31"
Desk: 25" deep x 43" wide x 30" tall
Desk Chair: 18" deep x 18" wide x 33" tall
Dresser: 20" deep x 30" wide x 45" tall
Dresser Drawers: 5 1/2" deep
Closet: 20" deep x 51" wide x 107" tall

Loftable Bed: Yes, please reference the policy.
Bunkable Bed: Yes

Floor plans, layouts, dimensions and features may vary.

First-Generation Community

Students from any major who are first gen (neither parent has a 4-year degree) and interested in opportunities to increase their college success.

Faculty Director: Coming Soon
Live-In Residence Hall Director: 1 Graduate Student
Resident Mentors:  6 Undergraduate Students


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 Maxcy 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.

1332 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29208

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