Now that you’re a Buc…

Campus life at Charleston Southern University provides opportunities for you to get involved, meet new people, develop your leadership skills, try new things, discover your passion, and more. This is your community – the people you go to class with, live with, work, serve, and play with. Find your place in the larger CSU community. #onceaBucalwaysaBuc

  • Download the BucNation App!

The first thing you need to do to get involved is download the free Buc Nation App. It’s a Bucs Life!

  • Read the Student Handbook!

All students are expected to know the information in the Student Handbook. It’s a good idea to take a look through it. 

Do well

We are committed to caring for each student during your time at CSU.
Explore the many resources CSU offers to help you succeed.

Be well

Welcome Week

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. New Resident Check-in (check email for check-in times for your residence hall building)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Playfair (Buccaneer Field House)
The ultimate icebreaker! It’s the perfect way to make new friends on campus!

7:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. Housewarming with your RA

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The Movement (Lightsey Chapel)

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Orientation Check-In (Lightsey Chapel)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Morning Session (Lightsey Chapel)

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Break for Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Afternoon Session Rotations

4:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ask a Buc

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Get Hype with Crew Members!

For the latest events and schedule, go to the BucNation App!

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Returning Resident Check-in (check email for check-in times for your residence hall building)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. New Students Welcome Returning Students

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rec Fest! (Brewer Center)
Join the Campus Recreation Team for some exciting games and competitions!

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bucky’s Welcome (Buccaneer Field at Whitfield Stadium)
Our first Sweet 16 event of the year! Fun, fireworks, games, gifts and food!

For the latest events and schedule, go to the BucNation App!

11:00 a.m. Campus Worship w/ Summit Church (Chapel)

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Mandatory Community Meetings (Residence Halls)
Meet all the people on your hall and learn from one of the best resources, your RA!  

For the latest events and schedule, go to the BucNation App!

Monday, Aug. 21
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Directions and Donuts (Reflection Pond)

Tuesday, Aug. 22
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Directions and Donuts (Reflection Pond)

Wednesday, Aug. 23
11:00 a.m. Prayer First Chapel
Let’s start off this semester with prayer as we begin the school year!

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. First Generation Success Luncheon (WCCL 102/103)

Thursday, Aug. 24
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Res Life Popsicle Pass-Out (Reflection Pond)

8:00 p.m. ELEVATE (Chapel)
Join us for our weekly campus-wide worship experience and connect with a Small Group!

Saturday, Aug. 26 – Sunday, Aug. 27
This event is so popular that we needed to two dates to make room for everyone to attend!  What an incredible opportunity to make lifelong memories with friends and to see our beautiful city from the Charleston Harbor!  Select which date you want to attend and purchase your ticket on “It’s A Bucs Life” Buc Nation App.  

For the latest events and schedule, go to the BucNation App!

Aug. 19 Bucky’s Welcome
Aug. 26 – 27 Rock the Boat
Sept. 9 Waterpark Takeover
Sept. 22 Boot, Scoot & Bucky
Oct. 13 Giardinaville
Oct. 28 Buccaneer Colorblast 5K
Nov. 3 Christmas at CSU
Nov. 16 OCC Packing Party
Jan. 12 Strike Night
Jan. 27 Polar Bear Plunge
Feb. 9 Bucky’s Birthday Bash
Feb. 23 Neon Nights Silent Disco
March 15 The CSU Drive In
March 23 The Buccaneer Ball
April 3 The Buc Masters
April 20 Buc Fever Fair

Traditions at CSU include our Sweet 16 events. Make sure you check them out here.


It’s a Bucs Life

At CSU, countless ways exist to get plugged-in and involved with Student Life. With 50+ student organizations to choose from, students have a wide array of opportunities to connect. Outside of organizations, all students can attend any Sweet 16 event. There’s a reason these events are so popular!

Students gathered in a circle holding hands and praying in Java City at CSU.

Dining and Recreation

Students eating lunch in Chick-Fil-A Express on campus.


Campus Dining

Our Dining Hall offers a wide variety of options every day.  Or you can opt for Chick-fil-A, Java City, and Buc Stop Grill…


Campus Recreation

Feel at home and enjoy the convenience of an on-campus gym and intramural field…