Graduate student housing is in smaller off-campus apartment buildings. You can get a list of these facilities on our building search page.
Grad and Family
USC Housing has just under 1,500 graduate and family bed spaces in our inventory. However there are over 20,000 graduate students enrolled at USC — more than we can house. The result is that over 90% of USC graduate students live in non-university housing.
Housing contract dates for graduate students are different than those of undergraduates.
- Graduate Academic Year contracts (9 months) begin in early August and end in mid-May when the academic year closes,
- Graduate Full Year contracts (12 months) begin in early August and end in late July.
- All Family housing buildings are on Graduate Full Year contract (12 months), beginning in early August and ending in late July.
- Contracts for Residents of the Law program in Terrace begin in early August and end in mid-May, a few days later than the Academic Year contract term ends.
No. Grads are assigned on a space available basis in the order their housing applications were received.
Yes. Currie Hall, which is located on the Health Science Campus, provides apartments for students attending classes there. Additionally USC Housing has partnered with Off-Campus Housing 101 to provide students with listings of available rentals from private landlords in the North University Park area and near the Health Sciences Campus. All listings are within the USC Department of Public Safety Patrol Zone and they offer customer support services to assist you with obtaining private rental housing.