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2021-22 Assignment process for new students

We've streamlined the assignment process for new applicants.

Here is a summary of the housing assignment process we'll be using for Fall 2021.

  • If you do not want to live on campus and believe you qualify for an exemption, submit a residency exemption requests BEFORE applying for housing. The $200 application fee is not refundable.
  • Assignments will be processed by groups and not individual application dates.

Assignment priority groups

GroupAssignment Basis
Applications received February 1 – 11:59 p.m. on May 1Cost category and one preference
Applications received May 2 – 11:59 p.m. on May 10Cost category or one preference
Applications received May 11 – 11:59 p.m. on June 1Any available room
Applications received June 2 – 11:59 p.m. on July 15Available room or temporary space
Applications received July 16 or laterStand by - assignment pending availability

You may request a roommate, or accept a randomly assigned roommate, or opt to pay a higher price and not have a roommate. Things to note about roommate requests:

  • Roommate requests must be mutual.
  • Differences in cost category and learning community selections, or medical needs may nullify mutual roommate requests.

2021-22 Assignment process for current students

Applications will open at 12 noon EST on Monday, February 8, 2021 for the residence halls and furnished apartments. The application for unfurnished is now open.

Things to note:

  • Double rooms will not be available as a single room.
  • You can apply for mixed gender apartments in 2 bedroom apartments at Union Street Center and townhomes at the Avenue.
  • If you change your mind about living with us, you have 48 hours after submitting your application to cancel without a financial penalty.

The stages of the application process for the residence halls and furnished apartments are:

DatesAssignment Group
Monday, February 8 at 8 a.m. – Friday, February 12 at 5 p.m.Apply to return to your current room or furnished apartment and residents displaced from Banta, Nutt, and Evermann select another space
Monday, February 15 at 8 a.m. – Friday, February 19 at 5 p.m.Apply for another space in your current center or another residence hall or furnished apartment
Monday, February 22 at 8 a.m. – Friday, April 30 at 5 p.m.Any current student may apply for any open space in a residence hall or furnished apartment

Available residence hall and furnished apartments include:

Learning communities available in the application for current students include:

  • USC Cedar 4 Honors: with approved list
  • Collins LLC: with approved list
  • All others hand assigned by LLC staff