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Bates West on a warm summer afternoon

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
Cable Connection: Yes
Internet Connection: Yes (2 per room)


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
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.

Engineering and Computing Community 

A living and learning community for students who are studying engineering or computer sciences and are interested in expanding their skills outside the classroom.

Sport and Entertainment Management Community

A living and learning community for students studying sports and entertainment management and are interested in opportunities to network and learn outside the classroom.

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