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.

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.

When will I select my room?

Incoming Freshman/Transfer Students - Once your online application has been accepted ($150 payment received) you will be able to select your own room between May 22, 2016 - June 27, 2016 for new freshman, transfers and commuters. 


Room Selection will be May 22, 2016 at 10:00 am - June 28, 2016. Students will be able to select their own rooms during room selection by logging into Self Service Carolina.  Housing Services information is under the Student tab.  Next select the Aiken Campus.  Scroll down to the Fall 2016 - Aiken Campus section and click on the blue link.  You will be able to view the rooms that are available and who the roommates are for that room.  If you have a roommate preference, it should be setup and confirmed prior to you selecting a room.

After the June 28th deadline to select your room, room assignments will be based on space availability and will be assigned by University Housing. Rooms are assigned as space is available and on a first come first serve bases.

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. You will also have the ability to remove yourself from a room and place yourself in another room during this time  period (May 22, 2016 - June 28, 2016).

If your application is received after June 27th, Housing 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 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.