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 2015-2016 academic year as early as February, 2015. Most incoming freshmen apply by May 1. Most transferring students apply by July 1.
Freshmen applying by the May 1 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 2015 - 2016|
|Late January||First Housing Applications Mailed Out with Admission Letters|
|May 1||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 3||Reassignment List Begins|
|Early June||Notification by E-mail of 2nd Round of Freshman Assignments|
|June 12||Last Day for New Students to Cancel with $800 Refund|
|July 17||Reassignment List Ends|
|Early August||Move-in Information Mailed|
|August 19||Move-In Day|
|September 9||Over the Counter Reassignment Begins|
|Early November||Reassignment Ends for Fall Semester|
|Late November||Notification by E-mail of New Spring Assignments|
|December 16||Fall Move-out Date for Residence Halls and Suites|
|January 7||Spring Move-In Day|
|January 13||Over the Counter Reassignment Begins|
|May 11||Check-Out Day|