Our online application process is fast, easy and secure, but if you would prefer to apply with a written application, you may do so. Our application is available in PDF format.  We can also mail you an application form upon request; you will need to provide us with your mailing address.

Print out and complete both pages of the housing application, providing all required information and listing your housing preferences. Return the application, along with the $55 non-refundable application processing fee to USC Housing Services, 620 McCarthy Way, PSX 137, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1332.

Payment should be in the form of a check or money order in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank. We cannot accept cash or credit cards. Please make the check or money order payable to “USC Housing” and include your name and 10-digit USC ID number on the bottom-left corner. Staple the check to the designated area of the application.

Your application will not be processed without the mandatory $55 application processing fee. This fee cannot be waived. The USC Housing Office will send you a receipt card to let you know that your application was received. Your application date will be the date your application is received in our office–not the postmark date.

Once we have processed your application and made your housing assignment, we will inform you by e-mail.

Please note that our roommate matching process is available only to students who apply online.

Application and Assignments Timeline 2020 - 2021
Late JanuaryFirst Housing Applications Mailed Out with Admission Letters
February 3Application for New Students Opens
May 1Application Deadline for: Guaranteed Freshman Housing, Freshman Roommate-Matching Eligibility and Special Interest Communities
Mid - MayE-mail notification of First Round of Freshman Assignments
June 1Reassignment List Begins
Early JuneNotification by E-mail of 2nd Round of Freshman Assignments
June 5Last Day for New Students to Cancel with $800 Refund
July 1Spring 2021 Application Opens
July 17Reassignment List Ends
Early AugustMove-in Information Mailed
August 10Move-In Day (Graduate housing)
August 17Move-In Day (McCarthy Honors College and Terrace Law Program)
August 19Move-In Day (Undergraduate housing)
September 9Over the Counter Reassignment Begins
Early NovemberReassignment Ends for Fall Semester
Late NovemberNotification by E-mail of New Spring Assignments
December 16Fall Move-out Date for Residence Halls and Suites
January 7Spring Move-In Day
January 13Over the Counter Reassignment Begins
May 12Check-Out Day for Academic Year (9 month) contracts
July 31Check-Out Day for Graduate Full Year (12 month) contracts