Freshmen
Undergraduate Students
Spaces Room Type Room Code Occupancy Rate / Person
155 One-bedroom 1B2P Two person $5030/Semester
500 Two-bedroom 2B4P Four person $4345/Semester
USC offers a wide-variety of floor plans. This floor plan is typical, though the actual layout and dimensions will vary among buildings that share this plan. Where the exact plan for a room type was not available, the closest approximation was used. Some items shown are for decorative purposes and not included in the room or apartment.
Air Conditioning
ATM Machine
Customer Service Center
Parking
Recreational Facilities
Required Apartment Meal Plan
USC Bus Stop

Building

Cardinal Gardens is an extremely popular apartment complex consisting of nine individual townhouse-style buildings connected by winding, tree-lined walkways. This energetic community is home to upperclassmen, as well as freshmen, housed in fully furnished one and two-bedroom apartments. Each apartment has a full kitchen and bathroom and a spacious, air-conditioned living room. All units were recently upgraded with new furniture and laminate flooring.

Features & Amenities

Located on the north side of Jefferson Boulevard, Cardinal Gardens is across the street from campus and near to both the Lyon Recreation Center and Café 84. A Housing customer service center is on site.

The newly renovated central courtyard provides a great gathering place for residents, where they can relax around the modern fountain in comfortable couches and chairs, grill on two gas barbecues, or spend a quiet evening sitting next to the large outdoor fireplace. Residents also enjoy playing on the basketball half-court. For indoor entertainment options, the complex has a lounge in the customer service center, with a 70 inch flat screen TV, and pool and foosball tables.

Unlike most facilities for freshmen, Cardinal Gardens remains open during the winter break between semesters.

All residents have a required partial apartment meal plan.

Parking

Cardinal Gardens has a large parking lot, with permits available from USC Transportation. Secure bicycle racks are conveniently located throughout the facility.