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CSU plans to reopen for in-person classes this fall

Charleston Southern University plans to resume on-campus instruction for the fall 2020 semester while implementing appropriately strict safety protocols to protect the campus and our local community.  “Since the first day of this pandemic, we have closely monitored its trajectory with an eye toward safely returning students to campus. As always, we want them to […]

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CSU announces COVID-19 student relief programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our world in more ways than one: physical health, mental health, economics, jobs, personal finances, and life as usual. In order to meet the needs of our campus community during this historic time, Charleston Southern University established four areas of financial assistance for residential and commuter students experiencing financial strain due to […]

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CSU announces temporary furloughs due to COVID-19

Charleston Southern University is furloughing 10.7% of its full-time workforce, a total of 47 employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact. In a letter to CSU employees Monday morning, President Dondi Costin announced a reduction in spending, a continued hiring freeze for all but the most essential positions, some delays in capital projects, and a […]

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CSU to host virtual graduation experience for Class of 2020

Charleston Southern University, along with colleges and universities nationwide, faced unprecedented decisions this spring during the COVID-19 pandemic. One difficult decision: postponing commencement. In a March 23 release announcing the move to online courses for the remainder of the semester, President Dondi Costin said, “Amid the difficulties we all face during this challenging season, Charleston […]

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CSU to maintain online courses through Summer I

Due to current COVID-19 projections, Charleston Southern University will deliver Summer I (May 11-June 28) courses online.   Dr. Jackie Fish, vice president for academic affairs, said, “We do not feel it will be safe for students to resume face-to-face classes by May 11. We pray that this pandemic will subside swiftly, and we look forward to welcoming students back to campus as soon as […]

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CSU employee tests negative for COVID-19

Charleston Southern University received notification today that the CSU employee tested for COVID-19 two weeks ago has tested negative for the virus. “We praise God for this good news for our valued teammate and continue to pray for a swift end to this virus and its effects,” President Dondi Costin said. At this time, there […]

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CSU offers board rebate to residential students

Charleston Southern University announced early Monday to its campus community that all currently registered residential students will receive a prorated board rebate for the spring 2020 semester. The credit will be calculated based on actual food service costs eliminated from the date the student vacated the residence hall—in most cases, Monday, March 16, 2020. Credits […]

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CSU creates COVID-19 student emergency care fund

Charleston Southern University has established a COVID-19 Student Emergency Care Fund for students who would benefit from additional financial assistance during this disruptive time. This fund will be used for students who demonstrate financial needs for food, housing, medicine, travel, education-related expenses, including scholarship support and other needs the Student Care Committee deems appropriate. Personnel […]

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COVID-19 response FAQs | April 1

Charleston Southern announced last week its decision to extend online instruction through the remainder of the spring 2020 semester in a proactive response to the COVID-19 threat. The campus will be closed to students during this time. Please see the following FAQs for additional information.

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Adapting to virtual campus life

Since going completely online last Monday, Charleston Southern University has worked tirelessly to make sure students retain as much of a college experience as they possibly can while keeping safety a top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, students can now access various student services from the comfort of their own homes. The following is a […]

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