Charleston Southern requires all students under 20 years of age who are enrolled as full-time students, do not live locally, and are classified as a dependent (except veterans and married couples) to live on campus. Students must reach the age of 20 prior to the start of a major semester to reside off-campus. Students over 20 years of age, who have not previously been a resident, must have the Dean of Student’s approval to reside on-campus. We make every effort to house students who desire to reside in the residence halls.

Your room sign-up indicates tentative approval to reside on campus, and your place is reserved. However, please be advised that in the event we have a shortage of housing for students under the age of 20, it may be necessary to adjust the number of students over the age of 20 we are permitting to live on-campus.

For further questions about this policy, contact the dean of students office at 843-863-8008.

Login to the Application Portal to complete the following steps:

  • Housing Application
  • Pay enrollment deposit
  • Submit the CSU official immunization form
    • This must be filled out and signed by a healthcare provider

Your housing assignment and roommate information will be on MyCSU under the ResLife tab. Click on My Resident Information and then the link that says ‘Roommate Inquiry.’

Note: New students DO NOT have to complete any sort of housing application or deposit on the MyCSU website

Login to the MyCSU Portal to complete the following steps under the ResLife tab:

  • Pay $100 Housing Deposit
  • Complete Housing Application under current residents tab
  • Form roommate group
  • Receive lottery number and selection time-slot
  • Pick a room when it is your time

Note: this happens in February and March each year and you must complete these steps to have a room assignment for the following school year