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COVID-19 Information

USC Upstate is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are not yet vaccinated, you remain at increased risk for COVID-19 and spreading it to others. Health Services provides free COVID-19 vaccines, testing, contact tracing and medical guidance. If you need testing for COVID-19, test positive, or believe you have been exposed to someone with the virus, please call Health Services at 864-503-5191.


Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement 

Proof of Meningitis Vaccination after 2005 (with Menactra®) is REQUIRED for all incoming students living in University Housing. Please call Health Services for more information. Please complete the Immunization Form PDF icon before classes begin.


Upload your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card

Apply for campus housing online through your Self Service Carolina Account. The Housing Application can be accessed by selecting 'My Housing Portal' under the Personal Section. Application Fee is $150. Questions? Contact Housing and Residential Life at hrl@uscupstate.edu or 864-503-5422.

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Housing Options

USC Upstate students have three affordable housing options for on-campus living: The Magnolia House (for freshmen only), the Palmetto House (for freshmen and upperclassmen), and the Villas (for upperclassmen only). The Office of Housing and Residential Life provides tours of the housing complexes upon request, which allow you to meet the residential life staff and tour the public areas and individual rooms when available.

Application Procedures and Roommate Assignments

After you have been accepted to the university, you can log into Self Service Carolina and choose My Housing Portal. Make sure you select the Upstate Campus. You will be asked to submit an application fee, which can be done online with a debit or credit card.

The application fee consists of the following payments:

  • $100 advance room deposit (refunded to student account at the end of the academic year, as long as there are no outstanding charges.)
  • $50 application fee (Non-refundable)
  • The total application fee is $150

You will receive immediate email notification upon completion of your application, and your request for housing will be processed. Roommate requests are honored if possible, but there are no guarantees. Room assignments will be posted to your Housing Portal on July 13th. For additional information, call the HRL Office at 864-503-5422.

Renters Insurance

USC Upstate does not assume any liability or responsibility for the loss, damage or theft of any personal property or damages resulting from negligence of any residents, accidents, acts of nature and/or equipment failure. As such, Housing and Residential Life requires you to cover your personal property with renters insurance that also provides coverage for property damage liability. Two companies that provide insurance to college students that are very reasonable are GradGuard and NSSI. You may also check with your personal homeowners or renters insurance for coverage. You will need to upload a copy of your insurance to the StarRez portal. 

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