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 my.sc.edu 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 – This map will show you most apartment/condo communities within a five-mile radius of campus.
Amenity Chart - 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.