The USC Housing Renewal (UHR) program is designed to assist current residents in getting their housing for the upcoming year. Participating in UHR gives residents priority for assignments over non-resident students and transfers, and students who will be sophomores next year are guaranteed a space, as long as they comply with UHR procedures and deadlines.
UHR takes place almost entirely online. Applications are submitted on our online portal beginning late January. Searching for and requesting roommates is easy using our online tools. Assignment and contracting are also done online, at times specified in each category.
UHR’s categories take into consideration the type of housing that participants are looking for, as well as their current assignments and class standing.
- Most students will participate in our General Lottery, going online at their lottery-determined selection time to select from available housing spaces.
- Students who wish to live in one of our many special interest programs may select our special interest category.
- There’s also a category for graduate and family housing residents who want to return to their exact same building and room type assignment.
After assignments in the General Lottery are completed, students will have the opportunity to cancel their contracts by defined deadlines and may request reassignment.
More complete information about renewal procedures and timelines can be found in our UHR brochure, which will be available each year, beginning in early January.
|USC Housing Renewal 2018 - 2019 Timeline|
|January 16||Online application period for current residents opens|
|January 19||Deadline to clear registration holds|
|January 21||Online application deadline|
|February 2||Special Interest acceptance and contracting time notification|
|February 5 - 8||Special Interest and Grad/Family contracting period|
|February 9||Lottery time notification|
|February 12 - 22||General Lottery period assignment and contracting|
|February 26 - March 7||UHR Wait List sign-up period|
|March 2||Last day to cancel confirmed contracts without penalty|
|March 5||Reassignment requests accepted|
|May 1||Last day to cancel confirmed contracts with loss of confirmation payment|