Personal Property and Liability Insurance
Personal Property and Liability Insurance is required for all students. University Housing requires that you have a minimum of $5,000 personal property insurance coverage for fire and water damage, theft and vandalism. In addition, if your negligence results in damage to the property of others or to the University, you may be held legally liable for all resulting damages. Therefore, University Housing also requires residents to have a $100,000 liability insurance policy.
Check with your parents about adding your valuables to their homeowner’s policy or contact an insurance carrier about getting a separate policy. The University’s insurance only covers those items belonging to the University of South Carolina.
How to show proof of insurance:
Log in to VIP and access your Housing Assignment homepage under the Personal tab for submission details. If you have any questions, please contact University Housing at 803-777-4283 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some insurance providers will request the physical address of your student’s residence hall. The addresses of all University of South Carolina undergraduate residence halls are listed below. All addresses are in Columbia, SC 29208. Please remember that USPS, UPS and FedEx will not deliver to our residence halls. Packages and mail should be sent to your student’s USC PO Box.
820 Henderson St. - 820 Henderson Street
Bates House - 1423 Whaley Street
Bates West - 1405 Whaley Street
Capstone - 902 Barnwell Street
Columbia Hall - 918 Barnwell Street
East Quad - 1500 Wheat Street
Honors Residence - 1215 Blossom Street
Horseshoe - 902 Sumter Street Access
Maxcy - 1332 Pendleton Street
McBryde - 1309 Blossom Street
McClintock - 720 Bull Street
Patterson Hall - 1520 Devine Street
Preston Residential College - 1323 Greene Street
Sims - 1501 Devine Street
South Quad - 500 Sumter Street
South Tower - 614 Bull Street
The Roost - 147 Marion Street South
Thornwell - 1420 Pendleton Street
Wade Hampton - 1528 Greene Street
West (Green) Quad - 438 South Main Street
Woodrow - 1415 Greene Street