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Preston Residential College


To Strive, To Seek, And Not To Yield

Living at Preston

We integrate academics, leadership and community into one unmatched, immersive experience.

Building Leaders, Transforming the World

Preston Residential College stimulates intellectual exchange, leadership development and community involvement. Our goal is to foster leaders who have a strong sense of civic responsibility and an understanding of the community at Carolina and beyond.

Leadership and Service

Preston is home to six organizations created, managed and led by students. Whether you’re interested in arts, service, government, entrepreneurship or innovation, Preston offers a foundation for leadership development or taking your leadership skills to the next level.

Academic Opportunities

Preston offers special courses specifically for residents. Our unique Preston Scholars Program is a pathway to Graduation with Leadership Distinction.

Community and Culture

Preston’s tight-knit community empowers students to build long-lasting connections. Engage with new and returning residents through the Preston Mentor Program, and Preston faculty and staff, through the Adopt-an-Associate program.

Dining

Preston has a unique outlook on the power of sharing a meal to build community. Our all-you-care-to-eat dining facility — affectionately referred to as PDining — brings students together naturally, over food. Each month, Preston hosts culinary events that expose students to new cultures and cuisines.

 

Preston has been such an integral part of my freshman year experience.

Sam Averette

 

The Best Location on Campus

Thomas Cooper Library, the Russell House Student Union and the historic Horseshoe are at Preston's doorsteps.
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Suite- or Apartment-Style Living

In our suite-style rooms, two people share a room and two rooms share a bathroom. In apartments, three rooms with private baths share a common area in which a full-size refrigerator and private living space are included.
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UofSC's Only Residential College

Think of Preston like Hogwarts — magic happens here. A residential college creates a small-school experience on a large campus.

  • Build community by having a meal in our private all-you-care-to-eat dining hall.
  • Interact with faculty and staff in unique ways outside the classroom.
  • Take special courses only available to Preston students.

 

Want to live here?

When you fill out your housing application, you will be able to fill out a supplemental application to live here.

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