Some departments and programs schedule activities before the university’s official Fall semester move-in dates of August 21, 2024 for undergraduates and August 12, 2024 for graduate students.

Fall semester move-in appointments for undergraduates will begin prior to the contract start date and may be requested online on the Housing portal in the summer.

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.

Early arrival is not available for Spring semester housing.