USC MAP Housing Form

Name (as spelled on your application)

Date of Birth

Deposit ID is the eight (8) digit number found on the third page of your Conditional Offer Letter in the Payment Instruction Section. Be sure to include all zeros at the beginning of the number.

As a master's student at USC, you will need to find a suitable place to live before you arrive. Off-campus Student Services (OCSS) at USC provide support and helpful information about living off campus, including details about available apartments and houses for rent in Columbia and the surrounding area. Please visit Currently, we know that off-campus housing in Columbia is limited, difficult to find, and often requires a 12-month lease. Housing is frequently booked in August when most students start their programs.
NOTE: USC MAP Housing assignments require at least a 2 semester (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) commitment due to rental agreements with our partner property management groups.


Confirmed Housing Address

Housing Amenities
All housing options are fully furnished and include WiFi access, in-building laundry, air conditioning, and kitchen access. We do our best to place you in your preferred housing option, however based on availability, your preference is not guaranteed.

Things to Know
  • You mist sign contract for 2 semesters minimum (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semester).
  • Rooms at YOUnion are limited for Graduate students.
  • Housing placements are assigned on a first come first serve basis.
USC MAP Housing
Preference and Costs

Housing Name:
MAP 2 
(2 Semesters)
Map 3/Pre-sessional 
(3 Semesters)
 YOUnion - private room; upscale apartment style; private bathroom
YOUnion - private room; upscale apartment style; private bathroom - Our most popular option! In this community, you will live near campus in an updated, modern two bedroom and two bathroom apartment with another student. As a resident, you will have your own private room and own bathroom and also enjoy exclusive access to a resort-style pool and private fitness center.  YOUnion offers USC Shuttle service around campus and is staffed with USC Resident Mentors (RMs).  *Most students will be assigned this accommodation on a first come first served basis.

The completion of this form is a condition of your acceptance.

Review the Terms and Conditions HERE for more information about this requirement.