Some departments and programs schedule activities before the university’s official move-in dates of August 18, 2021 for undergraduates and August 9, 2021 for graduate students. Early arrival is not available for Spring semester housing.

Residents may request early arrival on an individual basis. Because we must also plan for summer school student departures, conferences and other university summer programs, individual requests may not be honored.  Requests may not be made for arrival earlier than five days prior to the contract start date.

Requests may be submitted online until August 1.

Customer Service Centers grant final approval of early arrival request, and will do so only if there is sufficient time to clean and prepare the room after its summer occupants have vacated. Incoming residents must call their Customer Service Center to verify early move-in approval before they leave home for USC.

If the early arrival request is approved, you will be charged $75 per night, prior to the first day of your housing contract. Residents who arrive without approval may be turned away; those that can be accommodated will be charged a $200 per night fee.