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Benefits of Living on Campus

All full-time freshmen under the age of 20 are required to live on campus unless they live in the local area with their parents. The local area is considered anywhere within a 50 mile radius from the center of campus.

Studies continue to show that students who live on campus tend to have a higher graduation rate, a higher grade point average and a stronger bond with the University. If that is not enough, you will also benefit from:

  • No commute
  • Free laundry, plus LaundryView and LaundryText services for all residents
  • Faculty and staff involvement
  • Numerous opportunities to meet new people
  • Community activities and programs
  • Rent billed to your student account
  • Free water, electricity, garbage and local phone services
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Free cable
  • No extra rent to pay if your roommate leaves
  • Ability to reassign to any available housing
  • Easy access to campus facilities, including the Wellness Center and other recreational facilities

These are just a few of the benefits of living on campus. For more information on housing, residential life and campus activities, contact us at 864- 503-5422 or hrl@uscupstate.edu

Lock Your Rate!
Do you want to know your housing cost for all four years at Upstate? Those students who choose to stay on-campus year after year have the opportunity to keep the same rate. For more details, please contact the housing office at 864-503-5422 or hrl@uscupstate.edu

Graduates: Earn Your Free Cap, Gown and Diploma Frame!
Here is a benefit you will get from living in on-campus housing that you may not have heard about. If you stay in on-campus housing for all four years of college, Housing and Residential Life will purchase your graduation cap and gown for you, and give you a frame for your diploma! Jessica Taylor, Sasha Jones, Kimberly Stapleton and Kristy France have all taken advantage of this little known perk. Want to know more? Contact us at 864-503-5422 or hrl@uscupstate.edu.