Housing Options

Some students and scholars may require temporary accommodation once they arrive in Los Angeles. There are several options for short-term accommodations on or near the University Park Campus and their contact information is provided below. Please contact the offices directly to inquire about accommodation details and to make reservations.

On-Campus Temporary Housing The USC Housing office coordinates temporary housing for a limited number of international students. Please review their website for more details.
Hotels and Motels   The USC Office of Orientation Programs has a partial list of hotels and motels available in the general area of the USC University Park Campus, particularly for the downtown area (two miles north of campus). Please contact these accommodations directly for inquiry on available facilities, rates, etc. These accommodations are located in the center of a large urban area. The University and OIS does not guarantee the safety or condition of any individual lodging and does not endorse any of the listings.
Additional Options In addition to the temporary accommodation options above, temporary housing can be arranged through these other sources:

Housing Tips

  1. Department of Public Safety (DPS) patrols within one mile (approx. 0.6 km) of campus. Housing may be more affordable outside of the patrol areas, but students should rent within the DPS patrol areas:
  2. There are several online map search engines to see where an apartment is in reference to USC campuses. They include Google Maps, Mapquest, Yahoo Maps, etc.
  3. Students should also consider the availability of USC tram routes when looking for off-campus housing near campus.
  4. For helpful rental tips, check out The State Bar of California‘s website.