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Bates West

An apartment-style hall with a convenient nearby parking lot for residents and an all-you-can-eat diner next door.

At a Glance

  • Housing for all students
  • Apartment-style rooms
  • Located behind Blatt P.E. Center (map)
  • All-you-can-eat dining in the Bates Diner next door


See Our Rooms


Where You'll Live

Each apartment is two bedrooms, has a full kitchen and comes furnished.


  • Carpet
  • Two beds
  • Two dressers
  • One closet 
  • Two desks w/chairs


  • Tub with shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink


  • Refrigerator
  • Sink
  • Stove

Living Room

  • Couch
  • Side Table
  • Lounging Chairs (2)
  • Side Table
  • Coffee Table
  • Dining Room Table
  • Dining Room Chairs (2)

*The closet does not have a door but a curtain with hooks can be hung.

*Microwave not included.


Wi-Fi: Yes
Internet Connection: Yes (2 per room)
Cable is not available in the residence halls.


Floors: 14
Keycard Access: Yes


Laundry Room: Basement


Living/Dining Room: 12'6" x 16'4"
Kitchen: 5'4" x 5'8"
Bedroom: 11' x 14'6"
Bathroom: 3' x 3'
Space below sink: 19"
Living Room Middle Window: 61" wide x 66" tall
Living Room Outer Windows: 25" wide x 66" tall
Bedroom Window: 50" wide x 66" tall
Shower Dimensions: 33 1/2" wide x 80" tall
Wall Type: Drywall
Microfridge Rental: No

Bedroom Furniture

Bed Size: 80" (extra long twin)
Bed Frame: 38" wide x 85" long x 36" tall
Maximum Bed Height: 36"
Desk: 24" deep x 42" wide x 30" tall
Desk Chair: 19" deep x 17" wide x 33" tall
Dresser: 24" deep x 30" wide x 26" tall
Dresser Drawers: 3 3/4" deep (1 drawer), 8" deep (2 drawers)
Closet: 24" deep x 80" wide x 100" tall

Loftable Bed: No, please reference the policy.

Living Room Furniture

Couch: 33" deep x 76" wide x 29" tall
Lounging Chairs: 29" deep x 27" wide x 29" tall
Side Table: 23" deep x 24" wide x 20" tall
Coffee Table: 20" deep x 60" wide x 17" tall
Dining Room Table: 36" wide x 30" tall
Dining Room Chairs: 18" deep x 19" wide x 31" tall

Floor plans, layouts, dimensions and features may vary.

Live-In Residence Life Coordinator - Kassandra Aleksiejczyk
Resident Mentors:  13 Undergraduate Students


Is this the place for you?

Housing applications for Spring will be available October 15, 2020. Returning student sign up begins early January 11, 2021 and new incoming student sign up begins February 15, 2021.


Some insurance providers will request the physical address of your student’s residence hall. The address for Bates West 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.

1405 Whaley Street
Columbia, SC 29208


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