How do I apply?

Incoming Freshman/Transfer Students - Once you have been accepted to USC Aiken, please complete the online Housing application by clicking here https://my.sc.edu/ and pay your $150 security deposit. You will need to log in using your VIP ID as well as your password. If you do not know your VIP ID or if you need help, click here.  When your application is completed, mail the signed contract to: USC Aiken Housing, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801, or fax to 803-641-3785, or email to housing@usca.edu. You may also make your deposit payment via telephone with VISA or MC credit card by calling University Housing at 803-641-3790.  Please note that the USC Aiken Campus and Student Housing will be tobacco free beginning August 7, 2015.

If your application is received after June 20, 2017, the housing department will manually assign you to a space based on availability.

When is move in day? 

Move in day will be Sunday, August 20, 2017 for all students.

When is the first day of class? 

The first day of class is Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Can I stay on campus during the summer?

If you have been accepted to the University and plan to enroll in summer classes, housing is available. Click here for more information regarding summer housing at USC Aiken.

What if I want to room with someone that I know?

You must set up your roommate/suitemate preferences prior to selecting your room. All preferences must be mutual and setup by both parties. This can be setup in the housing section after your application has been completed. 

How will I know who my roommates/suite-mates are?

Once you have chosen a room, you will be able to view your assignment details and  roommate/suitemate information in the housing section of Self Service Carolina.


NOTE: New freshmen living in on-campus housing require additional vaccination information.  You must show proof of having received the Menactra (MCV4) Vaccine already, or sign a waiver stating that you have educated yourself on the risks of Meningococcal Disease and choose NOT to be vaccinated with Menactra (MCV4).

What if I decide to not stay on campus, how do I cancel my contract?

Please see our Cancellation Policy.

What items should I bring when I move to the USC Aiken campus?

For a list of items that you may want to bring, click here.

Will my computer be able to connect to the internet when I move into campus housing?

All rooms and common areas have wireless capabilities to connect to the Internet. For the recommended minimum system requirements for PCs and Macs as well as information on connecting to the network, click here.

When will I receive my deposit refund check?

Once you have moved out of housing, your deposit refund will be processed and will take 4-6 weeks to reach you. Please make sure that your address is correct on your VIP account. This is the address that the check will be mailed to you at. Bad addresses will delay you receiving your refund.