See what it's like to live on campus!

We've got the scoop on what it's like to live, study, work, and play on campus.

  • Dorm

    Traditional dorms are a great opportunity to meet a ton of people. You’ll share a room with a new friend, as well as a common bathroom, lounge, and study area.

  • Apartment

    Equipped with a full fridge, stove, oven and storage space along with a living room area with a couch and coffee table, apartment style might be for you.

  • Suite

    Looking for a 6 to 8 other suite mates and a bathroom you don’t have to share with your whole floor? Suites feature a mini-fridge and microwave right in your room plus air-condition.

Watch the video below to see housing options and how current students live on campus.

See how we personalized our dorms!

First Year Essentials

  • Shower Caddy + Shoes
  • Printer
  • Mini Stapler
  • Gum
  • Amazon Prime Account
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Laundry Basket
  • 2 Sets of Sheets
  • Command Hooks
  • Medicine
  • Lamp
  • Mirror
  • Fan (if dorm doesn’t have AC)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Storage Bins

Where you'll live is just as important as how you'll live. Learn what the different areas of campus have to offer.


1. Fluor

  • Housing Options
    •  Fluor Tower (Suite): With study rooms on almost every floor, you'll be able to focus whenever. The common area also has a full kitchen so that you can bake that batch of cookies for your friends.
  • Nearby
    • Lyon Center Gym and Pool  (Newly Renovated!)
    • 24 hours Starbucks (Also New!)
    • Honors Dining Hall
    • The Village 
    • King Hall Computer Lab and Study Lounge

2. The Village

  • Housing Options
    • McCarthy Honors Residential College (Suite)
  • Nearby
    • Village Gym
    • Honors Dining Hall
    • Target
    • Trader Joes
    • Village Dining + Shops

3. North + South

  • Housing Options
    • Birnkrant (Dorm)
    • North (Dorm)
    • New (Dorm)
    • Pardee Tower (Dorm)
    • Marks Tower (Dorm)
    • Marks Hall (Dorm)
    • Trojan Hall (Dorm)
  • Nearby
    • EVK Dining Hall
    • Leavey Library
    • Doheny Library
    • McCarthy Quad (Tailgating, Wednesday Farmer's Market, Conquest, and Springfest all take place here)
    • Galen Center 
    • Ground Zero
    • Starbucks at Trojan Grounds

4. Parkside

  • Housing Options
    • Parkside International (Suite)
    • Parkside Arts & Humanities (Suite)
  • Nearby
    • Parkside dining hall
    • Outdoor Lounge and Fire pit
    • Parkside Performance Cafe
    • Viterbi!!
    • Exposition park and Museums (National History Museum, Colosseum, Science Museum, and Rose Garden)
    • Smart and Final
    • Boba Time
” I lived in Marks Tower my Freshman year and I loved it! I met some of my best friends on my floor and I really liked the community atmosphere on the different floors. I especially loved getting milkshakes with friends at Ground Zero right behind my room!Bethany Biomedical '18

Read about our student's first year experiences in USC Housing

You might be wondering...

Before housing is decided, you will take a personal profile that evaluates your preferred living habits. That profile is used to recommend a roommate if random is chosen. If you already know someone attending you can request to live together.

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