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Benefits of Living on Campus

All full-time freshmen under the age of 20 are required to live on campus unless they live in the local area with their parents.

Studies continue to show that students who live on campus tend to have a higher graduation rate, a higher grade point average and a stronger bond with the University. If that is not enough, you will also benefit from:

  • No commute
  • Free laundry, plus LaundryView and LaundryText services for all residents
  • Faculty and staff involvement
  • Numerous opportunities to meet new people
  • Community activities and programs
  • Rent billed to your student account
  • Surveillance cameras and constant patrol by University Police and housing staff
  • Free water, electricity, garbage and local phone services
  • Free wireless internet access
  • No extra rent to pay if your roommate leaves
  • Ability to reassign to any available housing
  • Easy access to campus facilities, including the Wellness Center and other recreational facilities

These are just a few of the benefits of living on campus. For more information on housing, residential life and campus activities, contact us at 864- 503-5422 or hrl@uscupstate.edu

Lock Your Rate!
Do you want to know your housing cost for all four years at Upstate? Those students who choose to stay on-campus year after year have the opportunity to keep the same rate. For more details, please contact the housing office at 864-503-5422 or hrl@uscupstate.edu

Graduates: Earn Your Free Cap, Gown and Diploma Frame!
Here is a benefit you will get from living in on-campus housing that you may not have heard about. If you stay in on-campus housing for all four years of college, Housing and Residential Life will purchase your graduation cap and gown for you, and give you a frame for your diploma! Jessica Taylor, Sasha Jones, Kimberly Stapleton and Kristy France have all taken advantage of this little known perk. Want to know more? Contact us at 864-503-5422 or hrl@uscupstate.edu.