Are sophomores guaranteed spaces in particular buildings?

Adequate housing space will be designated for sophomores who apply.  However, it is important to note that the Sophomore Guarantee ensures a housing space for those who qualify. It does not promise or guarantee acceptance into a Special Interest program or any particular location, building, configuration, or roommate assignment.

How do I sign up for the Wait List?

To be included on the Wait List you will need to open your online application and click “Wait List SIgn Up” by the submission deadline.

Does my Lottery Selection Time matter?

Yes. The UHR selection time you were assigned in February will be used to determine your place on the Wait List. As spaces become available, assignments will be offered to students in the order their names appear on the Wait List.

What if I decline or don’t respond to the offer?

If you decline the space that has been offered to you or if you fail to respond within the 24-hour time frame, your name will be removed from the Wait List. At that point you will have the option of canceling your application or allowing it to remain active as a continuing non-UHR student. Assignments for continuing students will be offered according to application date, only after all Wait List candidates and transfer students have been offered a housing space. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that we will be able to offer spaces to any continuing non-resident students.

How long will the Wait List be active?

We will continue to offer spaces that become available to students remaining on the Wait List until mid-August or until we have exhausted the Wait List, whichever comes first.

Where will these new spaces come from?

Spaces will become available throughout the spring as contract holders cancel by the March and May deadlines. In addition, in April, the housing assignments for students who accept Resident Advisor positions for next year will be placed in the regular housing inventory and available for Wait List assignments.

I’ve got a question about the Wait List that wasn’t answered here. What do I do?

Contact the central Housing office by phone at (213) 740-2546 or e-mail at housing@usc.edu for more information.