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Sims at Women's Quad

Suite-style living and home to the Women in Retailing community in one of the three buildings that make up the Women's Quad, one of the loveliest spots on campus.

At a Glance

  • Housing for female students
  • Suite-style rooms
  • Located next to the student union (map)
  • Recently renovated with updated rooms


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 lofted beds
  • Two three drawer dressers
  • Two desks w/chairs
  • Two filing cabinets/locking storage
  • Two wardrobes with whiteboard doors
  • Sink and mirror


  • Shower (curtain provided)
  • Toilet


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


Floors: 3
Keycard Access: Yes


Kitchens: First floor and basement
Laundry Room: Basement

Common Areas

Community Rooms: Yes
Entertainment Rooms: Yes
Residential Classrooms: 2 (smart classrooms)

Room and Furniture Dimensions


Space Under Sink: 23" deep x 23" wide x 28" tall
Ceiling Height: 130"
Wall Type: Drywall
Microfridge Rental: Yes, click here for more information.


Bed: 38" deep x 85" wide x 60" tall
Width under bed: 80 1/2"
Highest Bed Height: 60"
Lowest Bed Height: 25.5"
Desk: 24" deep x 32" wide x 30" tall
Desk Chair: 23" deep x 20" wide x 35" tall
File Cabinet:  24" deep x 24" wide x 28.5" tall
Dresser: 24" deep x 29" wide x 30" tall
Wardrobe: 16" deep x 33" wide x 68" tall
Interior Wardrobe (right side-top): 12" wide x 12" tall
Interior Wardrobe (right side-bottom): 12" wide x 56" tall
Interior Wardrobe (left side-top): 12" wide x 34" tall
Interior Wardrobe (left side-bottom): 12" wide x 34" tall
Mirror over sink: 24" x 36"
Window: 25" wide x 57" tall

Loftable Bed: No, please reference the policy here.

Floor plans, layouts, dimensions and features may vary.

Living Learning Communities

Carolina Women's Community

Female students interested in exploring womanhood through the lens of their academic careers, leadership development and social justice issues.

Women in Retailing

Female students who are pursuing a degree in retail and want to connect with other students who have similar interests.

Hall Staff

Live-In Residence Life Coordinator
Live-In Assistant Residence Life Coordinator


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 Sims 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.

1501 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29208