We support students looking for off-campus housing, moving off-campus and living off-campus. Check out our Off-Campus Living Guide, attend one of our Housing Fairs, stop by the Off-Campus Student Lounge to hang out or speak with an Off-Campus Community Ambassador, search for housing using the Daily Gamecock housing locator, read answers to frequently asked questions, and explore this webpage with tons of off-campus living information and tips. We are here to assist all students with their off-campus housing search. Let us know how we can help!
Attention off-campus students renting property in the City of Columbia!
Columbia has adopted a new rental property ordinance to better regulate rental properties. Beginning July 1st, landlords will be issued permits that can be revoked for both the condition of the property and the behavior of the tenants. More information about the ordinance can be found at the Code Enforcement website. We recommend that you inspect your property to make sure it meets minimum city standards using this checklist. If your property does not meet these standards, provide written notice to your landlord and report it to Code Enforcement at (803) 545-3430. Under the new law, your actions and the actions of your roommates and guests can impact your ability to live in the rental unit you lease. Please review this important advice for being a good neighbor. Please contact us with any questions about the new rental housing regulations!
Summer Housing Fairs:
We host Housing Fairs at Transfer Orientations to help incoming students find off-campus housing and answer questions about living off-campus. Various apartment complexes that partner with the university will be in attendance to talk with you about their specific properties. The upcoming dates are July 8, July 22, and Aug. 1 from 2:30-5 p.m. in the Russell House Ballroom. All incoming and current students looking for housing are welcome to attend. For more information about beginning your USC experience, please visit the Office of New Student Orientation.
We’re hiring Off-Campus Community Ambassadors! Apply today!