Extending Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom

Student Engagement

Incoming NSE Housing and Dining Requests


All incoming NSE students are required to live in on-campus housing. Housing applications for incoming NSE students will be due in mid-April.

Once a student is able to access VIP, they will need to complete the Housing Application online and pay appropriate fees. We house NSE students together in Green Quad, also known as the Green Quad. Students do not have to complete the supplemental housing application for the Green Quad Living and Learning Community.


Incoming NSE students should note that Columbia does NOT have a very strong public transportation system. Past NSE student have consistently said that if they had to do it over again, they would bring a car. Students who decide to bring a car to campus will need to acquire a flat lot or a garage spot. Please contact Parking Services for more information.

Dining Services

NSE students are not required to purchase a meal plan but if they choose to do so, please visit the Dining Services website for more information.

For more information on National Student Exchange and incoming NSE student process, please contact us at 803.777.6731 or via email at nse@sc.edu