Front Entrance of UofSC Aiken

Move In / Move Out Information

University Housing

Fall 2022 Move-In Information

Move In for the fall 2022 semester is approaching.  Here is important information you should know, so you may begin planning for your arrival at USC Aiken in August.

Dates and Times:

Saturday, August 13, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, August 14, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Monday, August 15, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


How to Select a Move In Time

All residents will be emailed regarding their move-in time by August 11, 2022. Please check the email that you provided on the signup form for more details confirming your move-in date and time.

Anyone who did not sign up for a time will now be assigned a move-in date and time and it will be emailed to their USC Aiken email address. Move-in date and time changes cannot be made at this time. We look forward to seeing you at move-in at the day and time that you selected.

If you have questions, please contact the University Housing Office at 803.641.3790 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What if I Need to Come Early?

Early Arrival requests were accepted through July 29, 2022. The window for Early Arrival Requests has closed at this time. Please contact University Housing at 803.641.3790 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Do I Need to Come at My Time?

Yes, we do require all residents and their families to come at the time that they have selected to move in.  Move-in times will be checked at the Pacer Downs and UPD entrance to University Housing.

May I Bring Friends and Family?

Absolutely, please bring friends and family to assist you with moving in.

Will there Be Buggies for Unloading?

University Housing will have buggies available for you to check out at no cost.  They are available on a first-come, first-served basis; however, by having specific move-in times, the supply of buggies should remain steady throughout the move-in days.

Where Do I Need to Park?

University Housing staff will direct you to check in parking and then direct you to parking in each area, depending on which building you are moving into for the semester.

Will I Be Able to Meet My Resident Mentor?

Your Resident Mentor will meet you on your move-in day, and a floor meeting will be held so you are able to discuss important information about living in University Housing.

Are there Things that I Should or Should Not Bring?

Yes, on both counts.  Please check out our helpful What to Bring list as you plan to move into University Housing in August.  You may also find information on the size of the rooms and the windows on that webpage.


Spring Semester Check-out Procedures for Residents Not Returning in the Summer

Summer 2022 Move Out Information

Residents who are remaining in University Housing but are not staying in the same assignment that they were in for the summer sessions will need to pick up their fall assignment room keys on Thursday, July 27, 2022, at the Pacer Commons Office between the hours of 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  All residents who are moving to their fall assignments must complete their move out of their summer session assignment by Sunday, July 31, 2021.  See below for more information on how to check out and return summer session keys.

Residents are to move out of their rooms (unless they have applied for and been assigned a space for fall 2022) by 10:00 am on August 5, 2022.

All trash and belongings must be removed from rooms, including closets, refrigerators, and cupboards.

Furniture must be returned to its original position at the time of move out.

Residents must complete a walk-through with their RM.

Check Out Process

Attend the hall meeting with your RM, where the check-out process will be discussed; look for emails and flyers from your RM on when and where this will take place.

Sign-Up at the Pacer Commons Office for a time to check out of your room with an RM.

Once you have checked out with the RMs, please complete the Check-Out Form.

Complete a Key Return, Express Check-Out Form, and Check-Out envelope at the Pacer Commons Office and return it in the drop box if moving out after hours.

Fines and Damage Fees

Please know that any damages to the conditions of the room or the furniture may result in damage fees; fees are found in the Community Guide on pages 28-30.

Failure to check out in the process outlined above will result in an improper checkout fine of $50.00.

Both the room and mailbox keys are to be returned at check out; failure to do so may result in a fee of $100.00 for the room key and $5.00 for the mailbox key.

As stated above, all residents who are not moving to their fall 2022 assignments are to move out of their room by 10:00 am on August 5, 2021; a late check-out fee of $25.00 for each half-hour that a resident remains past the check-out time may be applied for failure to check out on time.

Security Deposit Refunds

Security Deposit Refunds are processed by USC Aiken and then forwarded to USC Columbia for checks to be issued. Please make sure you update your mailing address in Self-Service Carolina (SSC) so that your deposit refund check gets mailed to the correct address. This process takes 6-8 weeks.