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Bates House

A one-of-a-kind residence hall community with in-building academic resources and an all-you-can-eat diner. 

At a Glance

  • Housing for all students
  • Traditional rooms
  • Located behind Blatt P.E. Center (map)
  • All-you-can-eat dining in the Bates Diner



See Our Rooms


Where You'll Live

Every room comes with a combo microwave and fridge (microfridge), and all students have access to the in-hall 24-hour computer lab.


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


Wi-Fi: Yes
Cable Connection: Yes
Internet Connection: Yes (2 per room)


Floors: 10
Keycard Access: Yes


Kitchens: Floors 2 to 10 in the C-wing
Laundry Rooms: First floor in the C-wing
Bathrooms: One per floor in each wing

Common Areas

Dining Facility: Yes
Student Success Center Satellite Office
24-hour Computer Lab: Yes


Total Area: 11'6" x 15'6"
 42" wide x 77" tall
Shower Dimensions: 58" wide x 80" tall
Ceiling Height: 121"
Wall Type: Cement (side walls)/Drywall (where there window is)
Microfridge Rental: No, microfridge comes in the room.


Bed Size: 80" (extra long twin)
Bed Frame: 38" wide x 85" long x 36" tall
Maximum Bed Height: 33"
Desk: 24" deep x 42" wide x 30" tall
Desk Chair: 18" deep x 17" wide x 33" tall
Closet: 25" deep x 44" wide x 108" tall

Loftable Bed: Yes, please reference the policy.

Floor plans, layouts, dimensions and features may vary.

Gamecock Gateway

An invitation-only program that gives students the experience of living on campus while helping them transition into being full-time at Carolina.

Live-In Residence Life Coordinator 
Live-In Assistant Residence Life Coordinator 
Resident Mentors:  28 Undergraduate Students


Is this the place for you?

Housing applications for Spring will be available October 15, 2020. Returning student sign up begins early January 11, 2021 and new incoming student sign up begins February 15, 2021.


Some insurance providers will request the physical address of your student’s residence hall. The address for Bates House 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.

1423 Whaley Street
Columbia, SC 29208


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