Living in USC Housing puts campus resources at your doorstep and offers you the chance to make friendships that can last a lifetime.
USC housing consists of nearly 6,000 units in more than 40 residence halls and apartment buildings. More than half of these units are located on the main University park campus; the remainders are a short walk or tram ride away.
Residence halls offer the traditional college housing experience, with double-occupancy rooms and community bathrooms, plus a required meal plan. For freshmen leaving home for the first time, living in a residence hall can provide the most welcoming transition to campus life.
Most all freshmen are now housed in “residential colleges,” with faculty-in-residence and a staff of resident advisors who sponsor activities that encourage students to balance studies with social, cultural, community-service and athletic pursuits.
Apartments – units with one or two double-occupancy bedrooms and a full kitchen-enable students to lead a more independent lifestyle, with more space and privacy.
Both types of USC housing are enriched by special interest communities that bring students and faculty together to explore ideas, share meals, plan special programs and take advantage of the cultural resources of Los Angeles.