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South Tower

Traditional housing with a kitchen on each floor and a lush garden behind the building, close to the student union.

At a Glance

  • Housing for all students
  • Traditional-style rooms
  • Located near the student union (map)
  • Conveniently located in the center of campus


See Our Rooms


Where You'll Live

Each floor has a full kitchen and each room is fully furnished, including two lofted beds. 


  • Tile floor
  • Two beds
  • Two dressers
  • Two closets
  • Two desks with chairs


  • One per floor


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


Floors: 18
Keycard Access: Yes


Kitchen: One per floor
Laundry Room: 
In basement

Common Areas

Study Rooms: First floor


Total Area: 16'5" x 12'7"
Window: 42" wide x 52" tall
Shower Dimensions: 34" wide x 74" tall
Ceiling Height: 102"
Wall Type: Drywall
Microfridge Rental: Yes, click here for more information.


Bed Size: 80" (extra long twin)
Bed Frame: 38" wide x 82" long x 36" tall
Maximum Bed Height: 30"
Lowest Bed Height: 4"
Desk: 24" deep x 42" wide x 30" tall
Desk Chair: 19" deep x 19" wide x 32" tall
Dresser: 18" deep x 24" wide x 42" tall
Dresser Drawers: 

  • 5" deep (4 drawers)
  • 7" deep (1 drawer)

Wardrobe: 29" deep x 52" wide x 94" tall

Loftable Bed: Yes, please reference the policy.

Floor plans, layouts, dimensions and features may vary.

Journalism and Mass Communications Community

Students who are pursuing a career in journalism or communications and are interested in developing their network and experience outside the classroom.

Live-In Residence Life Coordinator
Resident Mentors:  17 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 South Tower 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.

614 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29208

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