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 the USC Housing 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 & Safety
- Be aware of housing and rental scams. Watch OIS’s safety advisory video for more information. When in doubt, contact the USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) for tips or guidance prior to exchanging money or personal information with someone posing as a landlord or leasing agent.
- Live within the USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) patrol areas. DPS patrols within one mile (approx. 0.6 km) of campus. 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. Non-university housing may be more affordable outside of the patrol areas, but students should rent within the DPS patrol areas:
- Be mindful of safe transportation options. Students should consider the availability of USC tram routes when looking for non-university housing near campus.
- Be an informed tenant. Refer to California Tenants – A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities, written by the State of California’s Department of Consumer Affairs.