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Capstone Scholars Community

An invitation-only program for top academic students looking to focus on their leadership skills.

Housing Application Tips For New Students

Capstone Scholars and the Capstone community is an invitation scholars program.  Once you have been accepted through the admissions office, then you can apply to live in Capstone or Columbia Halls (Capstone Village).  The Housing application is open from February 15 until May 15, which allows plenty of time to complete the Housing application.  You must select Capstone Scholars as your top choice in order to be selected for Capstone or Columbia Halls (Capstone Village).

Community assignments are made on a rolling basis.  Once you have been accepted to Capstone Scholars and you have submitted your top choice as Capstone Community, you will be notified that you are a part of the community via the assignments office.  From there you will have the opportunity in June to select your room via the online room selection process.

Want to know more about the complete housing application?  Discover more on our applying to University Housing page.

Our Community

Students in this community have access to opportunities that will improve their experience at Carolina and prepare them for their careers after graduation.

  • Build relationships with faculty and peers.
  • Take advantage of educational opportunities to develop your service, leadership, academic and networking skills.
  • Participate in special events for scholars and experiences outside the classroom to help you on your way to professional success.

Where We Call Home

Capstone Scholars are encouraged to live in the Capstone Scholars Village (Capstone and Columbia Hall) with other Capstone Scholars where it is easy to meet other Capstone Scholars. However, it is not required, and Capstone Scholars are able to live anywhere on campus.


Applying to Join This Community

Incoming Students: Submit your housing application, available on the housing portal via my.sc.edu on February 15, and follow instructions to apply for a faculty principal community.

Continuing Students: Information about sign-up for Fall 2022 will be available in the Fall of 2021.


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