Housing and Dining
All newly admitted, full-time, first-year students are required to live on campus during the fall and spring of their freshman year. A student may apply for exemption if they meet the exception criteria.
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 Housing Services. 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 payment fee (Applied to fall housing charges)
• $45 application fee (Non-refundable)
• The total application fee is $145.
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 Self Service Carolina on July 15. For additional information, call the HRL Office at 864-503-5422.
Attention: 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 before classes begin.