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Preston Residential College application information

How to apply to live in Preston Residential College


Step 1: Log on to and select “Housing Services” from the Student menu

Step 2: Click “Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Columbia Campus Housing Application - New Freshmen Only”

Step 3: After completing contact information and roommate info, choose “Preston Residential College” from the Associated Learning Community options

Step 4: Take your time to thoughtfully and thoroughly answer all the questions


Tip: there are no “right” or “wrong” answers. We want to know what unique qualities you will bring to the Preston community!


Step 5: Pay the $150 housing application fee through Self-Service Carolina


Applications are reviewed by a committee of Preston students and staff. We strive to admit a diverse and talented group of students, and decisions are based on each student's academic and co-curricular interests, as well as the potential to enhance our community.

University Housing is responsible for all roommate requests and final room assignments.



• The deadline for Preston Residential College supplemental application is May 1, 2017

• Your preferred roommate must also complete the Preston Residential College supplemental application

• If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submitting your application, please contact University Housing

• You can make changes to your housing application through May 1, 2017

• If you encounter any issues with the Preston supplemental application, please contact a University Housing Undergraduate Assignments Coordinator at 803-777-4283