New Student Housing Information

Welcome to the PC family! We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you in your transition to college life. As a residential campus, the Residence Life Office is the place to learn about everything related to living at PC. The information below is for all new students attending PC for the first-time. Please take a moment to read through the following information about living on campus. If you have any questions, please contact the Residence Life Office at 864-833-8277 or by emailing

Housing Application Information

All full-time PC students who will be registered for classes will need to complete either an online Housing Application or a Housing Exemption Form.

The Housing Application can be completed using our online Housing Self Service Portal after May 1st. Your PC Username and Password information will be sent out to students within one to two weeks of the Admission Office receiving your fall semester deposit and you will use that login for many different campus functions, including logging into the Self Service Portal.

You will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire indicating your living preferences. Once you have completed the questionnaire and building preferences information, you are finished!  We will match you with another incoming student with similar preferences and a high degree of compatibility shortly before June Orientation.  Students depositing over the summer will be assigned roommates and rooms on a rolling basis through the start of classes in August.

By submitting your housing application, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the PC Housing Contract.

Housing Timeline

May 1 – June 15
The Residence Life Office will begin sending login information for the Housing Self Service Portal after a student submits their deposit. Students should complete questionnaires in order to be matched with a roommate.

Before June 22
Students who have submitted their application by June 15 will receive their roommate and room information prior to Orientation.  Students submitting their enrollment deposit and housing application after June 15 will receive their information on a rolling basis prior to the start of the fall semester.

**Students will have an opportunity to see a room in their assigned building during Orientation.

Housing Application FAQs

What are the residency requirements?

Living on-campus throughout your college career is an integral part of the PC educational experience. As a residential college, we require full-time enrolled students to reside on campus unless they meet one of the following criteria of exception:

  1. Residing with parents or legal guardians at their primary place of residence within 40 driving miles of 503 S. Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325;
  2. Legally married (must provide documentation);
  3. Parents of dependent children (must provide documentation);
  4. Medical or psychological conditions that cannot be accommodated by the College. PC is committed to making accommodations in our residences for medical or psychological conditions for which a student has been diagnosed by a licensed health care provider. These accommodations are made in consultation with College personnel including representatives from Health Services and the Provost’s Office. In rare circumstances when the College is unable to make accommodations as determined by these personnel, the student will be granted an exception to the housing requirement.

Can I select a room with a student who is a different class year/priority number?

No. We believe in the importance of the shared experience of new students living on campus and do not have living opportunities for new students to share a room with upperclassman.

I have a medical or psychological condition for which I need a special accommodation. What is the process for requesting an accommodation?

Housing accommodation requests, along with required documentation of the condition, are due by June 1 for priority consideration. Students seeking more information about this should discuss their needs for accommodation with the Academic Success Office.  More information about accommodations can be found at

What is the gender for each available building on campus?

Some buildings on PC’s campus are co-ed by apartment or by floor, other buildings are single-gender. For new students, spaces available for the fall semester:

  • Belk Hall (single-gender, suite-style) – Women
  • Clinton Hall* (single-gender, suite-style) – Men
  • Georgia Hall (co-ed, suite-style): 4th Floor – Men
  • Smyth Hall (single-gender, community bathroom): 2nd and 3rd Floors – Women

Are single rooms available for new students?

Single rooms are typically not available to new students except for students requiring a single room due to medical accommodations. Opportunities for a single room may arise during the academic year when a student does not have a roommate in a double room and conditions allow for the student to buy out the other space in the room, which is known as a Super Single. Students interested in a Super Single can discuss this with the Assistant Director of Residence Life for their area during the fall or spring semester. There is no way to plan for a Super Single. No one will be granted this opportunity prior to the start of the semester or during the initial add/drop period during the first two weeks of the semester as the Residence Life Office continues to assign students to rooms during this time.