800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
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 criteria 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 Students: Mennigococcal Vaccine RequirementProof of Meningitis Vaccination after 2005 (with Menactra®) is REQUIRED for all incoming students living in University Housing. Please
visit our Health Services Web site for more information.
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Contact Us Office of Housing and Residential Life864-503-5422
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?