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, on-campus apartments will open on Monday, April 26.

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