Residential Experience

Safety & Support

A team of USC Summer Program Residential Counselors, including the Director and Assistant Directors of Summer Programs, live in the apartment complex with students and are available 24 hours a day.

USC Department of Public Safety patrols the university campus and off-campus properties, providing 24/7 patrol services for the campus community.

All residence halls and dining hall require a USCard (student ID) for access.


If you choose the residential option for your summer program, we promise to provide one of the most realistic previews around. Aside from learning and studying, you’ll be living like a college student.

Students will be living on campus in New/North Residential College housing facilities.

Features and Amenities:

  • Laundry: The common laundry facilities in the building require a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover debit, credit or pre-paid card
  • Lounge: Pool table, TV
  • Bathrooms: Community
  • Furniture: 2 twin extra-long beds, 2 desks, 2 3-drawer dressers
  • Appliances: Micro-fridge (half-sized refrigerator with microwave)
  • Air-conditioned: None

We’ll assign you a roommate and floor-mates who will be same-gender. Since we want you to meet as many people as possible this summer, we’ll do our best to assign you a roommate from a different course and geographic location.

Residential students must be inside their assigned residential hall by 10:00 P.M. each night, Sunday through Saturday. The Program will observe a “lights out” policy in effect at 11:30 P.M. each night, by which time all residents must be in their assigned room and their ceiling light must be off.

Note: Residential students are not allowed to have a personal vehicle on campus, see the Letter of Understanding.

Meal Plan

As a residential student, you will have a meal plan during your time on campus. Your plan will cover three meals a day at the USC campus dining hall.


Residential student check-out is by NOON on the following days:

  • 2-Week students – Sunday, July 2, 2017
  • 4-Week students – Saturday, July 15, 2017