Fall 2013/Spring 2014 New Freshmen Sign-Up
- Step 1: Know Your Deadlines
- Step 2: Know Your Selections
- Step 3: Complete Your Application
- Step 4: I've Applied. What's Next?
- February 2013: 2013/2014 new freshmen housing application available online.
- April 1, 2013: Priority deadline for Living and Learning Community applications.
- May 1, 2013: Application priority deadline.Last day to request a roommate on application. Last day to make changes to hall choices on application. First-year exemption request form deadline.
- June 1, 2013: Deadline to cancel housing application for non-enrollment and receive refund of advance room payment ($100).
- Summer 2013: Room assignments and roommate/suitemate information posted.
- August 17, 2013: Residence halls open.
Associated Learning Communities
Students interested in an associated learning community can preference that community on their application. All ALCs require that you submit a separate supplemental application at the end of your general application. The priority deadline for ALC applications is April 1, 2013. The following ALCs are available to first-year students:
|Business Community||Major and Career Exploration Community|
|Capstone Scholars*||Music Community|
|Carolina Women's Community||Pre-Law, Justice and Politics Community|
|Engineering and Computing Community||Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental and Pre-Health Community|
|Green Learning Community||Preston Residential College|
|Healthy Carolina Wellness Community||Psychology and Service-Learning Community|
|Honors Residence*||Sport and Entertainment Management Community|
|International House at Maxcy College||West (Green) Quad Community|
|Journalism and Mass Communications Community|
*Capstone Scholars and Honors Residence are only available for students who are accepted into these programs.
Admitted first-year students have the opportunity to enroll in Common Courses, a program that allows students to take a University 101 course and a core first-year course in the College of Arts and Sciences with peers who live in their residence hall. Students will live in a designated residence hall with other students who will be enrolled in the same two courses for the Fall 2013 semester. The goal for Common Courses is to assist students with their transition to college and provide a strong foundation for their Carolina experience. Common Courses supports the academic mission of the institution, while connecting students both within and beyond the classroom. You must complete your Common Course selections on the housing application by May 1, 2013 to be included in the program.
Residence Hall Requests
You can choose up to 10 residence halls on your application. The following halls are available to first-year students:
|820 Henderson St.||Harper/Elliott||Rutledge|
|Bates House||Honors Residence||South Quad|
|Bates West||Maxcy||South Tower|
|Columbia Hall||Patterson Hall||Thornwell|
|DeSaussure||Pinckney/Legare||West (Green) Quad|
|East Quad||Preston Residential College||Woodrow|
Freshmen can only request one roommate and freshmen cannot room with upperclass students. AP credit is not considered when determining upperclass hall eligibility. Students who do not have a preferred roommate are asked to complete a profile on the housing application that will allow them to use “Roommate Finder” through the housing application to search for potential roommates.
By living on campus you are part of a special community of students. Whether you are involved in an Associated Learning Community or you are just looking for a place to stay and select a general learning community, it is important that you find the interest that best suits your personality. To successfully submit your application, you must pay a $50 non-refundable application fee and $100 advance room payment. Even after you’ve submitted your application however, you can make changes through May 1.
We Can’t Help Unless We Know. Scared of heights, suffer from bad allergies or have other special considerations that we need to take into account when assigning your housing? Simply answer “yes” under the special considerations portion of your application.
Once you have applied for on-campus, you’re finished! You will receive our residence hall assignment during orientation. Your room assignment and roommate/suitemate assignment will be available online during summer 2013. Assignment coordinators will make assignments following these guidelines:
- Applications are sorted into types: Associated Learning Community applications, Common Course selections and general applications. Then, within each type, applications are sorted by the date of each student’s application to the university. Associated Learning Community assignments are made first, then Common Course assignments, followed by general assignments.
- Freshmen are assigned with other freshmen unless space is restricted. However, students participating in Associated Learning Communities may be assigned with upperclass students.
- University Housing does not guarantee to assign a specific roommate to share the room, but will attempt to honor specific requests whenever possible. In order to maximize your chances, students must mutually prefer one another and both students must have paid applications on file prior to May 1. The assignment will be based on the preferences listed on the application with the earliest submission date to the university.
- If the first hall you (and your roommate, if applicable) list as preferred is “full” when we get to your “turn,” we will proceed to the next residence hall listed. The process is continued until all assignments are made.
Download the Information and Online Application Guide and checkout the Future Student FAQ section for more information about applying for housing. If you have questions about the application or assignment process, please contact an assignment coordinator at 803-777-4283, like us (www.facebook.com/UofSCHousing) or tweet us (@UofSCHousing).