How do I apply for Housing?

Incoming Freshman/Transfer Students 

Once you have been accepted to USC Aiken, you are ready to complete your online Housing application.  Please go to : https://my.sc.edu/

You will need to log in using your VIP ID number, as well as your password.  If you do not know your VIP ID number, or if you need help, please click here.  At the end of the Housing application, you will need to pay a $150 security deposit.

Once you log in to my.sc.edu, please follow these steps to complete your Housing application:

Step 1:  Under newly admitted students click on View housing information

Step 2:  Set up a Multifactor account.  The steps on how to set up Multifactor can be found here.

Step 3:  Under the campus tab select Aiken

Step 4:  Click continue

Step 5:  Click on the link for the application you need for the Aiken campus

Step 6:  Pay your $150 security deposit IN FULL online using a credit card, or you may make your Housing deposit payment via telephone with your Visa or Mastercard by calling the Central Housing office at 803-641-3790. 

Step 7:  Send your signed contract to the Housing Department.

When your application is completed, please mail, fax, or email the signed contract to: 

Mail your application to:
Housing Department
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801

Or fax your signed contract to:


Or email your application to:

If your application is received after June 1, 2018, the housing department will manually assign you to a space based on availability.

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 the Meningococcal Disease and that you choose NOT to be vaccinated with Menactra (MCV4).

Can I stay on campus during the summer?

If you have been accepted to the USC Aiken 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 must be setup by both parties in the housing section after your application has been completed. 

How will I know who my roommate and suitemates are?

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

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.

How do I connect my computer to the internet when I move into 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 Housing deposit refund check?

Refunds are processed by USC Aiken and then forwarded to the USC Columbia campus for checks to be issued.  This is process can take up to 6 weeks.  It is your responsibility to update your mailing address.  Please make sure you update your mailing address in Self Service Carolina, so that can you receive your refund check.