Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning

Microfridges In Residence Halls

In our on-going efforts to increase sustainability, University Housing this fall (2017) now requires that residents that wish to bring a refrigerator or microwave into a residence hall must use a Microfridge. The Microfridges made available through the Standards for Livings website meet all of the requirements for residential living on the University of South Carolina campus. Microfridges can be purchased or rented through this company.

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Deadlines + Delivery:

The deadline to rent/purchase your MicroFridge is Tuesday, August 8. Rentals place on, or before the deadline will have their units delivered BEFORE freshman move-in day. The units that are delivered will be in the students room when they arrive on-campus ready to be used.

Rentals that are placed AFTER that deadline will not be delivered until August 29-31 and the price will increase by $20. The late rented units will be delivered based on the schedule below. 10am - 4pm on the designated days the student/roommate/surrogate will go to the identified lobby to meet with one of our staff to escort that staff member back to the room to install the MicroFridge.

Secondary Delivery Schedule:

Tue. 29th


in the Capstone Lobby


in the Capstone Lobby

Tue. 29th


in the Honors lobby

East Quad

in the Honors lobby

South Quad

in the Honors lobby

Green Quad

in the Honors lobby

Wed. 30th


in the Patterson lobby

South Tower

in the Patterson lobby

Wed. 30th


in the Sims lobby


in the Sims lobby

Wade Hampton

in the Sims lobby

Thur. 31st

All other halls

scheduled by phone


Reduce energy consumption and provide for a more sustainable residential living environment

Complies with outlet specifications for electrical use

Prevents smoke detectors from alarming by shutting down when smoke begins, which will reduce standing in the cold at night for fire alarms


NO mini fridges or stand-alone microwaves are allowed in Traditional or Suite Style buildings this fall

McBryde and Bates House already have microfridges in each room as an amenity for these residence halls

NO mini fridges are allowed in single apartment rooms as University Housing provides a full size refrigerator for use in the kitchen

Residents of Apartments may bring one microwave for use in the kitchen only

Residents MUST utilize the microfridges provided by "Standards for Living" as they have the technology that prevents smoke from setting off alarms

For additional MicroFridge information please visit Standards for Livings web site at or call 1-800-525-7307.


Rental for a year $237.59 - Purchase for $572.39


If you have a medical need or have circumstances that prohibit you from purchasing a Microfridge or you have a need for a private mini-fridge please contact University Housing at 803-777-4283 or email us at for more information.