Housing assignments for new freshmen and graduate students as well as transferring undergraduates are made on a first-come, first-served basis. After class standing, the single most important factor in determining if and where you will be assigned is the date we receive your application.
The earlier you apply, the greater the likelihood you will receive one of your building, room type or program preferences. This is particularly true for freshman and graduate buildings in high demand. Only admitted students may apply, and it’s a good idea to apply as soon as you are admitted.
Please note: Based on past experience, USC Housing expects to receive applications from newly admitted students for the 2016-2017 academic year as early as February, 2016. Most incoming freshmen apply by May 2. Most transferring students apply by July 1.
Freshmen applying by the May 2 deadline are
- guaranteed a housing assignment
- eligible to be considered for a special interest community
- able to participate in the online roommate matching process
|Application and Assignments Timeline 2016 - 2017|
|Late January||First Housing Applications Mailed Out with Admission Letters|
|May 2||Application Deadline for: Guaranteed Freshman Housing, Freshman Roommate-Matching Eligibility and Special Interest Communities|
|Mid - May||E-mail notification of First Round of Freshman Assignments|
|June 1||Reassignment List Begins|
|Early June||Notification by E-mail of 2nd Round of Freshman Assignments|
|June 10||Last Day for New Students to Cancel with $800 Refund|
|July 15||Reassignment List Ends|
|Early August||Move-in Information Mailed|
|August 17||Move-In Day|
|September 7||Over the Counter Reassignment Begins|
|Early November||Reassignment Ends for Fall Semester|
|Late November||Notification by E-mail of New Spring Assignments|
|December 14||Fall Move-out Date for Residence Halls and Suites|
|January 5||Spring Move-In Day|
|January 11||Over the Counter Reassignment Begins|
|May 10||Check-Out Day|