I lived in Marks Hall freshman year and it was a very intimate living experience. This residence hall only has two floors, one for boys and one for girls. I lived on the Women in Science and Engineering floor and as a Theatre major, I got to know a lot of girls with various interests that I might not have otherwise met. It's got a great central location right next to McCarthy Quad, and there is a big lawn in front, where our building often played Ultimate Frisbee or watched the Quidditch team practice.

Jacqueline Garell, Sophomore


For first-year students leaving home for the first time, living in a residence hall or suite-style building can provide the most welcoming transition to campus life.

Residence Halls

Residence halls offer the traditional college housing experience, with double-occupancy rooms and community bathrooms, plus a required meal plan.


Suites can accommodate up to eight residents, with four double-occupancy rooms and two bathrooms. Suites in Fluor Tower are clustered around a central living space.

USC Apartments

Apartments—units with one or two double-occupancy bedrooms and a full kitchen—enable students to lead a more independent lifestyle, with more space and privacy.

Special Interest Floors

USC housing is also enriched by special interest communities that bring students and faculty together to explore ideas, share meals, plan special programs and take advantage of the cultural resources of Los Angeles.

Floors represent interests ranging from health and fitness to the arts and humanities to culture and religion.

Visit housing.usc.edu for detailed housing descriptions, floor plans and more information about special interest floors.