Our online application process is fast, easy and secure, but if you would prefer to apply with a written application, you may do so. We can send you an application form electronically by e-mail.   We can also mail you an application form upon request; you will need to provide us with your mailing address.

Print out and complete both pages of the housing application, providing all required information and listing your housing preferences. Return the application, along with the $55 non-refundable application processing fee to USC Housing Services, 620 McCarthy Way, PSX 137, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1332.

Payment should be in the form of a check or money order in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank. We cannot accept cash or credit cards. Please make the check or money order payable to “USC Housing” and include your name and 10-digit USC ID number on the bottom-left corner. Staple the check to the designated area of the application.

Your application will not be processed without the mandatory $60 application processing fee. This fee cannot be waived. The USC Housing Office will send you a receipt card to let you know that your application was received. Your application date will be the date your application is received in our office–not the postmark date.

Once we have processed your application and made your housing assignment, we will inform you by e-mail.

Please note: Requesting roommates or participating in our roommate matching system is open only to applicants who apply online.


Application and Assignments Timeline
Application and Assignments Timeline 2024 - 2025
February 1Application for New Students Opens
May 1Application Deadline for: Guaranteed Freshman Housing, Freshman Roommate-Matching Eligibility and Living Learning Communities
Mid - MayE-mail Notification of 1st Round of Freshman Assignments
Late MayReassignment List Begins
Early JuneE-mail Notification of 2nd Round of Freshman Assignments
June 7Last Day for New Students to Cancel with $800 Refund
July 1Spring 2025 Application Opens
July 12Reassignment List Ends
Early AugustMove-in Information Available
August 12Graduate Housing Contracts Begin
August 21Undergraduate Housing Contracts Begin
Mid-SeptemberOver the Counter Reassignment Begins
Early NovemberReassignment Ends for Fall Semester
Late NovemberE-mail Notification of New Spring Assignments
December 18Fall Move-out Date for Residence Halls and Suites
January 9Spring Move-In Day
Mid-JanuaryOver the Counter Reassignment Begins
May 14Check-Out Day for Academic Year (9 month) Contracts
July 31Check-Out Day for Graduate Full Year (12 month) Contracts