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Preston Residential College

Suite-style living for students who are passionate about advancing their leadership and service skills through unique academic, community building and travel opportunities, with a private dining hall and one of the best locations on campus.

At a Glance

  • Housing for all students
  • Suite-style rooms
  • Located across from the student union (map)
  • Share meals in an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall


Visit the Preston website

Get full details about the building and what it's like to live at Preston.


See Our Rooms


Where You'll Live

Each four-person suite shares a bathroom and each two-person bedroom shares a sink.

Your Space


  • Vinyl faux wood floors
  • Two beds
  • Two dressers
  • Two closets
  • Two desks w/chairs
  • Two built-in bookshelves


  • Shower (curtain provided) and toilet
  • Sink is located in room


Wi-Fi: Yes
Cable Connection: Yes
Internet Connection: Yes (2 per room)


Floors: 3
Keycard Access: Yes


Kitchen: First floor
Laundry Room: First floor

Common Areas

Seminar Classroom: First Floor
24 Hour Computer Lab: First Floor
Junior Common Room: First floor
Study Rooms: Second & Third Floors
Art Room: Third Floor
Back Gardens
Front Porch

Room and Furniture Dimensions


Total Area: 18' x 12'
Bathroom:  4'7" x 5'
Window: 46 1/2" wide x 72 1/4" tall
Wall Type: Drywall
Microfridge Rental: Yes, click here for more information.


Bed Size: 80" (extra long twin)
Bed Frame: 37' deep x 87" wide x 28" tall
Maximum Bed Height: 28"
Lowest Bed Height: 12"
Desk: 24" deep x 42" wide x 48" tall
Dresser: 20" deep x 30" wide x 45" tall
Dresser Drawers: 5 1/2" deep
Closet: 24" deep x 48" wide x 96" tall
Built-in Bookshelves (5 adjustable shelves): 76 1/2" tall x 12" wide x 9 1/2" deep

Loftable Bed: Yes, please reference the policy here.
Bunkable Bed: Yes

Floor plans, layouts, dimensions and features may vary.

Living Learning Communities

Preston Residential College

Students focused on advancing their service and leadership skills through unique academic, networking and travel opportunities.

Hall Staff

Live-In Faculty Principal
Live-In Area Coordinator
Graduate Assistants: 3 Graduate Students
Resident Mentors:  8 Undergraduate Students


Is this the place for you?

Housing applications are open now! Make sure to submit yours by the May 1 deadline.



Some insurance providers will request the physical address of your student’s residence hall. The address for Preston Residential College is listed below.  Please remember that USPS, UPS and FedEx will not deliver to our residence halls. Packages and mail should be sent to your student’s USC PO Box.

1323 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208