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University of Southern California
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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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As you consider the implications that your admission holds for your future, we know that housing is often a primary concern. While housing choice is ultimately a personal decision, we have compiled some resources to help you.

Student blog
Read posts on our student blog which are particularly relevant for housing issues and living in Los Angeles.

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USC Housing

USC Housing
USC Housing is your primary resource for information about housing at USC.

Housing Options Near USC University Park Campus

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This interactive map, provided by USC Housing, shows housing options near to the UPC campus.

OT House / Centennial Apartments
The OT House is located within Centennial Apartments in close proximity to USC’s University Park Campus and easy shuttle service to the Health Sciences Campus. The only program of its kind in the US, it offers occupational therapy students the opportunity to live together in a supportive academic and social environment, and to get involved in community volunteer work. Occupational therapy students benefit from having an OT student Resident Advisor (RA) who plans social activities, as well as acts as a liaison with the Division. A faculty or staff member from the Division also lives in Centennial and participates in the academic and social events.

  • 2 floors of housing reserved for students in the OT program
  • Fully furnished 2 bedroom/2 person apartments
  • Student lounge, a ping-pong table, an open courtyard with a fireplace
  • Occupational therapy faculty member living in residence
  • Engage community outreach program
  • Rent: $1,335/month 2021–2022
  • Information on leasing contracts for the Summer and Fall semesters will be provided as available
  • Free shuttle to commute to USC HSC — 25–30 minutes
  • OT Housing flyer from USC Housing (updated January 2022)

Housing Options near USC Health Sciences Campus

Currie Hall (non-USC housing)

  • Located on the USC Health Sciences Campus
  • Fully furnished with fully-equipped kitchens in 1-4 bedroom apartments
  • Fitness center, pool, private & group study rooms with iMacs, and wifi hot spaces
  • Rent: $1,229–$2,099/month
  • Annual leasing contract: August 1, 2021 – August 1, 2022 with new option to begin contract in June

Overview of Neighborhoods in the Los Angeles Area

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This interactive map shows the relative locations of the USC campuses, neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area, and some of the housing options referred to on this page.

Pasadena/South Pasadena

Downtown Los Angeles

Silver Lake/Los Feliz


South Bay (Manhattan, Redondo, & Hermosa Beaches)

Westside (Westwood, Culver City, West Hollywood & Santa Monica)

Additional Housing Resources for non-USC Housing

There are many online resources to assist you in finding a place to live in the Los Angeles area.  Here are a few that we recommend.



Westside Rentals