Newly admitted students to USC should not need to register on our portal.  Their registration information will automatically be uploaded from the USC Admission Office.

If you are a new graduate student, and your information has not yet been uploaded, you need to register and create your USC Housing account before you can complete an application  When registering you will be asked to provide us with basic personal data, such as your full name, 10 digit USC ID number, birth date, gender, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

Portal Login

After you are admitted to USC (and, if you are a graduate student, registered on our portal), you will receive an e-mail from USC Housing regarding your login information. You will not be able to apply for housing until you receive this e-mail. For students admitted prior to February 1, login information will be e-mailed late in January. For all other students, it will be e-mailed within a week of admission.

To log in, use your 10-digit USC ID number (no spaces or dashes) and the password e-mailed to you.  Once logged in, you may complete a housing application, create and edit your profile, search for roommates, and find out about your housing assignment.


Please visit the Profile section to ensure that your name, gender, date of birth and permanent address are correct, and to enter any additional information, such as your emergency contact. You will be asked to create a profile–information we need to make your housing assignment In addition, by answering a series of questions about your personal living preferences, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in our roommate-matching process.

Your personal details and any special needs information will remain private. You can change your profile any time by clicking “Profile” on the Application web page.

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