Off-Campus Housing

Selecting the best off-campus housing for you will be a big decision.

We want to assist you with your housing needs and with all your questions and concerns.   If you are a new transfer student coming to the Upstate community for the first time or if you currently live on campus and plan to transition to off-campus housing, we want to assist you with every step. Planning ahead is the best way to have a seamless transition.

Basics and Planning

Freshman Year On-Campus Requirement

All freshmen must live on campus the first full academic year. You can complete a freshmen exemption form if you will be staying with parents or guardians within 50 miles of the university. Contact Housing and Residential Life at 864-503-5422 for more information.

Move In Checklist

  • Follow these tips to make moving in as seamless as possible.
  • Select your apartment complex:
  • Research our partner apartment complexes
  • Attend Upstate University Housing Expo
  • Visit complexes to view options
  • Apply for housing to reserve your space

Preparing for Your Move

  • Create a folder of important documents
  • Purchase renter’s insurance
  • Make arrangements with a moving service/truck if necessary
  • Schedule utility connections (if needed)
  • Fill out a change of address form online or at a local post office (
  • Update your local address with USC Upstate on Self-Service Carolina
  • Confirm the exact time and date of your move with your apartment complex
  • Purchase cleaning supplies to thoroughly clean your unit before unpacking
  • Take time-stamped photos of anything damaged, hazardous or in need of repair when you move in and report it immediately to your apartment manager
  • Introduce yourself to your neighbors
  • Review community rules and expectations (trash, parking, pets, noise, etc.)

For Assistance

Enrollment Services

Call 864-503-5246 or visit Enrollment Services.

Housing and Residential Life

Call 864-503-5422 or visit Housing and Dining.