When you think about your hopes for your college experience, you envision a new of life. You imagine sharing ideas and experiences with a rich array of fascinating people. You can find that way of life in USC’s special interest housing diversity of communities that bring students and faculty together to share living and learning experiences. These communities feature activities and programs, both formal and informal, that enhance and expand your university life. For more information about these programs, please visit the USC Residential Education website.
Special Interest Community
|Cinema Floor||New Residential College||CINE|
|Women in Science & Engineering||Marks Hall||WISE|
|GO! Great Outdoors Floor||Marks Tower||DOOR|
|El Sol y La Luna Latino Floor||Fluor Tower||LATF|
|Somerville Place||Fluor Tower||SMRV|
|Business Floor||Pardee Tower||BUSI|
|Arts & Architecture Floor||Arts & Humanities Residential College||ARFL|
|Creative Writing Floor||Arts & Humanities Residential College||WRIT|
|Dance & Drama Floor||Arts & Humanities Residential College||DNDR|
|Music Floor||Arts & Humanities Residential College||MUSI|
|Muslim Housing||Parkside Apartments||MSLM|
|Schalom Housing||Parkside Apartments||CHAL|
|Rainbow Floor||Century Apartments||RAIN|
How to Apply
Only some communities will require an additional application. If one or more of these special interest communities seems right for you, please be sure to complete the housing application and indicate the program(s) that match your interests as well as the required supplemental application.
Some special interest communities are available only to incoming freshmen. Also, check to make sure you are eligible (e.g. certain qualifications are required to live in University Residential College at Birnkrant).
Latino Floors (Fluor Tower) – Contact El Centro Chicano by calling (213) 740-1480 or visit their website.
Rainbow Floor (Century Apartments) – Contact the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center by visiting their website.
International Residential College or Arts and Humanities College at Parkside including Schalom, Muslim, Music, Dance and Drama, Creative Writing or Art & Architecture Floors (Arts & Humanities) – Supplemental applications found can be found here for these programs.