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The Bates House community is designed to be your residential living and learning hub.  Bates House offers in house tutoring, a computer lab, and Bates Diner, an all you can eat dining facility. 

View the Housing Application Instructions here

At Bates House, students are supported by one full-time residence life coordinator (professional staff), an assistant residence life coordinator (graduate student), and a host of resident mentors (undergraduate students). 

You will be paired with a fellow Palmetto Pathway student. If you would like to pre-select or preference a roommate, please provide your preferred roommate’s name and UofSC email address on the Roommate Request screen as detailed in the Housing Application Instructions  

No.  Palmetto Pathway students live together in Bates House, as the program is both academic and residential. In fact, all UofSC freshmen are required to live on campus. Research shows that students who live on campus are more likely to stay in college and graduate. They report more satisfaction with their undergraduate experience, particularly with friendships, faculty relations and college life. They also achieve more in extracurricular activities, particularly in leadership and athletics. 

Yes. Palmetto Pathway students are required to purchase the Carolina 10, which is a 10-meals-per-week plan at UofSC. This meal plan is already included in your required tuition and fees, paid via Self Service Carolina. 

Meal Plan Upgrade :

If you desire to upgrade your meal plan, you will need to complete the meal plan upgrade form, found here.  You may review traditional dining plans through Dining Services. 

Visit the website of University Housing for more information. 

Palmetto Pathway students live in the Bates House residence hall community. We will notify you once the housing application for Bates House is open. Instructions to apply can be found here.


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