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Bates West

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

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Construction Alert

The University of South Carolina has embarked on a new student housing development located adjacent to Bates West.  Please be aware that an increased level of activity related to construction will be noticeable leading up to the opening of Campus Village in Fall 2023.

At a Glance

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


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
Wall Type: Drywall
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 - Kassandra Aleksiejczyk
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.

Engineering and Computing Community 

A living and learning community for students who are studying engineering or computer sciences and are interested in expanding their skills outside the classroom.


Is this the place for you?

The new incoming student housing application is now live via the Housing portal at  Deadline to apply is May 15.


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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