February 22, 2021

As noted by President Carol Folt in her February 19 letter, we are planning for a full return to campus for the Fall 2021 semester with in-person classes and residential life. We will open the 2021-2022 USC Housing application to continuing undergraduate students on Monday, March 8 at 9:00am.  The deadline for submitting applications will be Thursday, March 18. Applications will be accepted online through the USC Housing Application Portal.

All continuing undergraduates (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) seeking assignment in USC Housing for 2021-2022 must submit a new application in order to be considered for an assignment. This includes anyone who may have applied for USC Housing previously, as well as undergraduates currently living in USC Housing by approved exception. There will be no application fee charged at this time. Application fees will only be billed to students who obtain and are able to move into a USC Housing assignment this fall.

The USC Housing publication Living at USC for Upperclassmen and Graduate Students and this website provide information about the housing options we plan to offer for 2021-2022.

USC is awaiting final guidance from Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) officials on the capacity and configurations of housing we will be allowed to offer this fall. There are no guarantees that USC Housing will be able to offer assignments at all or in part to any category of students.

The USC Housing application now includes survey questions to help us understand students’ needs as we transition back to an in-person residential program. Priority for continuing undergraduate assignments in USC Housing for 2021-2022 will be given to rising sophomores. These assignments will be in our apartment facilities in USC Village and North University Park neighborhood. It is expected that demand will be high and that the limited supply of assignments will not allow many spaces for juniors and seniors.

USC Housing has partnered with Off Campus Housing 101 to provide private housing rental listings within the campus DPS patrol zone to assist students with obtaining housing in the surrounding community.

Once we receive guidance on capacity and configuration from LACDPH, assignments or selection of assignments for continuing undergraduates will begin on May 10. This date is subject to change. USC Housing will update all applicants via e-mail, as well as updating our website, as the process is adjusted.

Please direct questions to our Customer Service Team at or by calling (213) 740-2546 during regular business hours.

Thank you.

USC Housing