CSU broke ground for new residence hall
Charleston Southern University broke ground for a new residence hall on Monday, March 26, 2018. The 50,000-square-foot building will have three floors and 204 beds to accommodate the ever-growing student population for the state’s largest private, accredited university.
Julie Alimpich, assistant dean of students for residence life, said, “We seek to create a community that honors God and enables residents to thrive. Our students are what make us special. This building shows our continual growth as a university.”
Alimpich said an additional bonus of living on campus is avoiding Charleston traffic.
Dean of Students Clark Carter, said, “We’ve dreamed of this for quite some time.”
The residence hall will include:
- Furnished suite-style accommodations, with two double-occupancy bedrooms, that share one bathroom and one common living area;
- A private study room available for residents with additional study and seating areas located throughout each floor;
- A full kitchen on the third floor, available for general or reserved use;
- One large activity room on the second floor for student groups and clubs to reserve.
To coincide with the increase of on-campus residents, a new parking lot with 138 additional resident spots will be built between the Quads and the road leading to the university’s Physical Plant.
With a completion date in December 2018, the university plans to open the new building to students in spring 2019.