Housing and Residential Life
Housing Application Opens February 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Apply online through your Self Service Carolina Account. Application Fee is $150. Questions? Contact Housing and Residential Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-503-5422.
Move UP (Move in Day)
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)
- $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 Self Service Carolina on July 20. For additional information, call the HRL Office at 864-503-5422.
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.
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.