Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning

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The Green Quad Living Learning Community is pleased to offer a two-bedroom apartment available on a first-come, first-served basis for use by visiting guests and sustainability scholars. This apartment offers two-bedrooms and two bathrooms with a full kitchen and living room area. The apartments also provide wired and wireless network access, laundry facilities and linen services.


Guests should be sponsored by an academic or professional unit of the University of South Carolina. Eligible guests include visiting faculty on short-term appointments, invited guest speakers, keynote speakers for academic conferences, and visiting scholars who have been granted an academic courtesy by a unit of the University.

In all cases, guests who are granted short-term residence in the Green Quad Living Learning Community should contribute to the core mission of the Community in one of several ways. These include contributions that would allow Green Quad residents to:

  • Interact with guests or sustainability scholars
  • Discuss important sustainability issues
  • Exchange views on important sustainability issues with other residents of the Green Quad
  • Have meaningful interactions with residents of the Green Quad
Length of Stay

The visiting guest apartment is available for two types of residence stay: short-term and long-term. Generally, the minimum length of a short-term stay is three days . The maximum short-term stay is one week. The basic long-term stay will generally be no more than one month. On rare occasions, the long-term stay may be extended to one full semester. One full semester is the absolute maximum stay allowed in the visiting guest apartment.


While we would welcome the opportunity to offer the visiting guest apartments as a courtesy, we are required to receive some remuneration for this housing space. We have attempted to keep the cost of these apartments to a minimum. The cost is $75 per night.


Reservations for the Green Quad Living Learning Community guest apartment should be made by the sponsoring academic unit by submitting a reservation. After submitting your reservation request, you will be contacted within 48 hours to confirm your reservation and make payment arrangements.

Guest Apartment Reservation

Please note:

  • The Green Quad Living Learning Community is a 100% tobacco-free environment. A $250 cleaning fee will be charged for the use of tobacco products in the guest apartment or common spaces. Also, use of tobacco products is not allowed within 25 feet of any entrance to the building, as well as in the entire courtyard.
  • This cleaning fee will be charged to the sponsoring academic unit.