Who may be on the UHR Wait List?

All UHR participants with an active application who have either: not been assigned to housing during UHR, or have not confirmed a contract during UHR may sign up for the Wait List. UHR participants who have signed a contract, but wish to change their assignment, should instead request reassignment.

How do I sign up for the Wait List?

To be included on the Wait List you will need to complete a UHR Wait List Contact Information sheet by the submission deadline. It is very important that we have accurate and legible contact information for you so we will be able to offer you a housing assignment. The Contact Information sheets are available at the Housing Services Office in PSX.

What if I want to cancel?

If you would prefer to not be on the Wait List and would like to cancel your application, please print out and complete the Cancellation Request form and turn it in at the main Housing Services Office in PSX as soon as possible. The sooner you can let us know, the faster we will be able to move through the Wait List.

Does my Lottery Selection Time matter?

Yes. The UHR selection time you were assigned in February will be used to determine your place on the Wait List. As spaces become available, assignments will be offered to students in the order their names appear on the Wait List.

How does the Wait List work?

When we reach your number on the Wait List and a housing space becomes available, a Housing Representative will attempt to contact you at your USC e-mail address or the telephone number(s) indicated on the Wait List Contact information sheet you filled out. Students will be contacted in the order in which they appear on the Wait List, with the lowest lottery number going first.

The housing offer will be for one specific space – unfortunately we cannot offer you a range of choices, nor can we call you back later with a different housing space. You must make your decision based on the space available when we call you. The housing offer will be for an individual space – we cannot accommodate roommate requests in the Wait List process. You will have 24 hours to accept or decline the space.

Once you have been offered a space, your name will be removed from the Wait List. If you decide to accept the assignment, you’ll need to go online and confirm. Once your contract is confirmed, you will be eligible for reassignment if you so desire.

What if I decline or don’t respond to the offer?

If you decline the space that has been offered to you or if you fail to respond within the 24-hour time frame, your name will be removed from the Wait List. At that point you will have the option of canceling your application or allowing it to remain active as a continuing non-UHR student. Assignments for continuing students will be offered according to application date, only after all Wait List candidates and transfer students have been offered a housing space. There are no guarantees that we will be able to offer spaces to any continuing students.

When will I get an assignment?

We will begin to offer assignments to students on the Wait List beginning in late March, after we have processed cancellation requests from UHR housing contract holders and space becomes available. This process will continue throughout the remainder of this semester as well as into the summer months, if needed. UHR Wait List applicants will have priority over new transfer and continuing students applying for housing. Only after all Wait List applicants have had the opportunity to accept a space, will transfer students and non-UHR continuing students be offered housing.

How long will the Wait List be active?

We will continue to offer spaces that become available to students remaining on the Wait List until mid-August or until we have exhausted the Wait List, whichever comes first.

Where will these new spaces come from?

Spaces will become available throughout the spring as contract holders cancel by the March and May deadlines. In addition, in April, the housing assignments for students who accept Resident Advisor positions for next year will be placed in the regular housing inventory and available for Wait List assignments.

I’ve got a question about the Wait List that wasn’t answered here. What do I do?

Contact the central Housing office by phone at (213) 740-2546 or e-mail at housing@usc.edu for more information.