Where can I live?

Graduate student housing is in smaller off-campus apartment buildings. You can get a list of these facilities on our building search page.

When are my contract start and end dates?

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 May when the academic year closes, Graduate Full Year contracts (12 months) begin in early August and end in late July. Family housing contracts can be either Graduate Academic Year or Graduate Academic Year in length, depending on the building.

Contracts for Residents of the Law program in Terrace begin in August,  a few days earlier than the undergraduate contract term and end in May, a few days later than the undergraduate contract term.

Is there a waitlist for housing?

No. Grads are assigned on a space available basis in the order their housing applications were received.

If USC Housing is not able to offer me an assignment, are there other resources for housing?

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.