Housing options

The Housing and Residential Life staff is here to help you. And we have housing options to fit every need. 


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  • Magnolia House

    Magnolia House is a housing facility exclusively for freshmen students. This 105,000-square-foot, suite-style complex can house up to 352 students in its 87 suites, which include single or double rooms and handicap-accessible units.

    Magnolia House floor plan.  See floor plans

    Housing Class

    USC Upstate freshmen, co-educational

    Style

    Suite-style complex 
    limited single and double rooms available

    Handicap-Accessible Units

    Available

    Meal Plan

    Magnolia House residents are required to purchase the Platinum meal plan. Check with Dining Services for meal plan information and dining services restaurants.

    Suite Amenities

    Each suite in the Magnolia House is equipped with the following:

    • Each resident is also provided with a bed, a desk, two chests of drawers and an armoire
    • Extra long twin mattresses
    • Bathroom, shower area (shower and toilet are in separate rooms) 
    • Double vanities 
    • Common living area with furniture
    • Microfridge (microwave and refrigerator combination)
    • Basic electricity
    • Water service
    • On-site garbage containers, including recycling bins
    • WiFi and laundry provided by HRL
    • Stain and scratch-resistant furniture
    • Key card access to rooms, halls, and building

    Special Features

    • Home to the TRIO/First Generation College Student Living Learning Community.
    • Home to the Education majors Living Learning Community.
    • Study rooms for in-house tutoring and individual studying
    • Free laundry facilities, including LaundryAlert, which allows a resident to determine the status of his/her laundry from his/her computer and Laundry Text, which allows residents to receive a text message when his/her laundry is done
    • Well-illuminated parking lots
    • Parking lot security cameras
    • Emergency phones
    • Green space

    Safety Measures

    Magnolia House offers the latest housing safety features available, including:

    • 24-hour desk staff
    • Controlled access
    • Full sprinkler system
    • Four levels of electronic locks to access bedrooms
    • 32 monitored digital cameras inside and outside
    • Emergency phones
    • Well-illuminated parking lots
  • Palmetto House

    This 105,000-square-foot suite-style complex can house up to 346 students in its 87 suites, including single or double rooms and handicap-accessible units.

    Palmetto House floorplan. See floor plans

    Housing Class

    USC Upstate upperclassmen, co-educational

    Style

    Suite-style complex 
    Limited single and double rooms available

    Handicap-Accessible Units

    Available

    Meal Plan

    Palmetto House residents are required to purchase the Platinum meal plan. Check with Dining Services for meal plan information and dining services restaurants.

    Suite Amenities

    Each suite in the Palmetto House is equipped with the following:

    • Each resident is provided with a bed, a desk, two chests of drawers and an armoire
    • Extra long twin mattresses
    • Bathroom, shower area (shower and toilet are in separate rooms)
    • Double vanities  
    • Common living area with furniture
    • Micro fridge (microwave and refrigerator combination)
    • Basic electricity
    • Water service
    • On-site garbage container, including recycling bins
    • WiFi and Laundry provided by HRL
    • Stain and scratch-resistant furniture
    • Key card access to rooms, halls and building

    Special Features

    • Home to several theme housing and Living Learning Community units:
      • Nursing
      • Scholars
      • Extended Quiet Hours
      • Civic Engagement, Leadership and Community Service
      • Alcohol/Tobacco Free and Wellness
    • Computer lab with 20 computers and a printer/copier
    • Study rooms for in-house tutoring and individual studying
    • Flat screen televisions in lobbies and Sparty's Game Room
    • Free laundry facilities, including LaundryAlert, which allows a resident to determine the status of his/her laundry from his/her computer and Laundry Text, which allows residents to receive a text message when his/her laundry is done
    • On-site postal facility
    • Well-illuminated parking lots
    • Parking lot security cameras
    • Emergency phones
    • Green space

    Safety Measures

    Palmetto House offers the latest housing safety features available, including:

    • 24-hour staffed front desks
    • Controlled access
    • Full sprinkler system
    • Four levels of electronic locks to access bedrooms
    • Sixteen monitored digital cameras inside and outside
    • Well-illuminated parking lots
    • Emergency phones
  • The Villas

    The Villas offer more traditional-style apartments for upperclassmen. Each apartment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, expanded cable outlets in each bedroom and living room, a full kitchen (full-size refrigerator, stove and microwave), sofa, loveseat, wi-fi and all utilities. They also serve as living space for summer housing. 

    The Villas flooplan. See floor plans

    Housing Class

    The Villas are for USC Upstate upperclassmen only, co-educational.

    Style

    The Villas are offer apartment-style housing with a kitchen. Limited single and double rooms are available.

    Handicap-Accessible Units

    Available

    Meal Plan

    Residents of the Villas are required to purchase a meal plan. Please visit Dining Services for more information.

    • Villa Gold
    • May upgrade to Villa Gold Plus or select Villa Silver

    Amenities

    Each apartment in The Villas is equipped with the following:

    • Major kitchen appliances including a full-size refrigerator, microwave and oven
    • Two bedrooms with two full bathrooms
    • Extra long twin mattresses
    • Sofa and chair for the living room
    • Basic electricity
    • Water service
    • On-site garbage containers 
    • Laundry facilities in the landing and ability to check status of laundry online using LaundryAlert
    • Expanded cable
    • Access to the University's Wi-Fi
    • Shared recreational facilities, including sand volleyball and basketball courts

    Safety Measures

    • Each apartment is equipped with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
    • University Police provides security on a 24-hour basis.
    • A full-time housing professional lives on site.
    • Each unit also has live-in resident advisors, usually upperclassmen, to assist residents with all facets of college life.