Housing Resources

Find the housing resources you need as you navigate living on campus.

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  • After you have been accepted to the university, you can log into Self Service Carolina and choose My Housing Portal. 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.

    $75 application fee (Non-refundable)

    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 your Housing Portal on July 13th. For additional information, call the HRL Office at 864-503-5422.

  • Campus Living Guide: Guide to Residential Living (PDF)

  • As noted in your housing contract, USC Upstate assumes no financial responsibility over the personal property of residents nor will the institution be financially responsible for large-scale, unintentional damage caused to university property by on-campus residents, such as a fire or sprinkler-head flood.

    GradGuard Renters Insurance is a smart investment for college students and their families. With the GradGuard Renters Insurance plan, personal items that are stolen or damaged by a covered cause of loss can be replaced, subject to a low deductible. GradGuard Renters Insurance also protects students financially from large-scale, unintentional damage they may cause to their residence hall or bodily injury they may cause to others for which they are legally liable. Features of GradGuard Renters Insurance for USC Upstate students include:

    • Low $100.00 Deductible: Compared to $500, $1000, or more for a typical homeowners insurance policy.
    • Replacement Cost: If your personal property is stolen or damaged due to a covered peril, it can be replaced with an item of like kind and quality.
    • Worldwide coverage: Your personal belongings are protected even when you’re away from campus, traveling, or studying abroad.
    • Electronics coverage: Your electronics, including your TV, laptop, smartphone, and tablet are covered up to the policy limits.
    • Personal Liability Coverage: If you cause damage to university property or injure others, you may be liable for the damages. Renters insurance from GradGuard provides up to $300,000 in personal liability coverage. For example, if you unintentionally set off your building’s sprinkler system, liability protection can help pay for the resulting damages.
    • An Alternative to Homeowners Insurance: Not all homeowners insurance policies are the same. Limitations may apply when the property is away from the principal residences. Unlike homeowners insurance, your premium will not increase if you make a claim on the policy.

    GradGuard’s Renters Insurance is underwritten by Markel® American Insurance Company. Claims and coverages are subject to language, limits and exclusions, and policy. Visit GradGuard.com/renters to get more information about their coverage and a quote.

  • Housing & Residential Life reserves the right to consolidate residents when occupancy is not at full capacity.

    As the policy states:

    “In order to maximize housing space, Housing and Residential Life reserves the right to move residents from one unit to another at any time deemed necessary by the Director. Although Housing and Residential Life will make every possible effort to contact all affected by a move, the office reserves the right to fill any vacancy as deemed necessary without prior knowledge of the residents.”

    Consolidation is a process that is performed every August and January, immediately after move in.

    Please note, if you move in and do not have a roommate assigned to your room or your roommate did not move in, you are subject to the consolidation process.

    The consolidation process timeline is described below.

    First Week In August (Pre-Consolidation)

    Residents that do not have a roommate assigned are consolidated prior to move in. Thus, it is important to check Self Service Carolina during the weeks before Opening Day to see if your room assignment has been changed.

    Opening Day

    All residents move into their space as assigned.

    First Week After Opening Day

    No shows are confirmed. Open spaces are identified.

    Second Week After Opening Day

    Any resident that does not have a roommate is subject to consolidation. These residents are given a letter that explains their three options:

    1) The student may “buy out” the room and turn it into a “Super Single.” The fee difference between a single and a double will be uploaded to the student’s Upstate account and the student will not receive a roommate for the remainder of the year. (Please note, single room rate fees will apply to the spring semester as well.)

    2) The student may request to move in with another student that has an open space in their room.

    3) The student may leave it up to Housing to select where they move.

    The form is due to the Housing Office by Friday at noon of this week. If the student does not turn in a form, option #3 will be selected for them.

    Third Week After Opening Day

    Students who are moving due to consolidation will pick up keys on Wednesday of this week. Please note, Housing & Residential Life will provide boxes and moving assistance

    Students will checkout of their old room and turn in old keys by the following Monday.

  • All students are required to have a history of current immunizations on file prior to enrollment. For more information and to access the required immunization form, please see Immunization Requirements.