Off-Campus Student Services Housing Locator

The off-campus housing locator is a website for students to search for potential off-campus rentals. The site will include apartments, houses, and rooms for rent. The site does not include every available rental in Columbia as it is up to landlords to add their properties for students to view.

Log in information – Students log in using your Network ID. This is different than the VIP ID. The Network ID is the same username and password that is used for University email and Blackboard. All admitted students will need to create this password after creating their VIP ID password on the website.
Step 1: Set VIP ID password. VIP ID should be on your acceptance letter received via mail.
Step 2: Set USC Network Username/Email Password. This is the login information used for the housing locator.

Apartment/Condo Map | Print a PDF – This map will show you most apartment/condo communities within a five-mile radius of campus.

Amenity Chart | Print a PDF- This amenity chart will breakdown the communities where the majority of our students live. Their inclusion does not imply a recommendation from the University rather these are the larger apartment communities that are marketed towards the student population. Please verify the accuracy of this with each property as their amenities can change.

Off-Campus Living Guide – information on the search process and what it’s like to be an off-campus student at USC.

Can we refer you to a property? – OCSS does not provide students with referrals to specific properties. We are here to assist you with using the site, to clarify information when possible, and provide additional information about living off campus. Once we know what you are looking for we may be able to help you make an informed and educated decision.

Transfer students: View this recorded  for information about finding housing for the Fall.

Parents: View our recorded webinar for information on supporting your student through their off-campus housing search for next Fall.

The listing of rental units on this site is a service to local rental property owners and University of South Carolina (the University) students. Rental property owners are responsible for reporting information fairly and accurately, and the University cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of such information. Inclusion of any property or rental unit on this website does not constitute, and shall not be construed or reported as (1) an endorsement or approval by the University of the landlord, its properties, or its business practices, or (2) a warranty or representation by the University as to the quality, safety or other features of such property and/or its owners or management agent(s). The University expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to such property or rental units or with regard to disputes between landlords and tenants concerning such property or rental units. All prospective tenants are encouraged to exercise their own good judgment when evaluating a prospective rental unit or landlord.