Experience Community Worship

CSU Chapel seeks to provide our campus community with a corporate worship experience that connects us with the thoughts and heart of Jesus creating a generation to live for HIS name. Chapel is held biweekly in the Lightsey Auditorium on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. throughout the semester.

Attendance is monitored. Alternate chapel services are also offered throughout the semester, allowing students to receive credit when scheduling problems arise. To graduate, you must earn 48 chapel credits.

Special COVID-19 Update

Most chapels will be ONLINE during Fall 2020 due to the pandemic. Students seeking chapel credit may access it via Blackboard where you’ll answer five questions throughout the video. A full-time student only needs six chapel credits each semester.


Chapel Schedule

Jan. 13: Rev. Stephen Splawn, SCBC
Jan. 20: Rev. Duce Branch
Jan. 27: Ron Blue
Feb. 3: Alex Sands
Feb. 10: Dr. Ben Phillips
Feb. 17: Dr. Tony Evans – tentative
Feb. 24: Gospel Choir
March 3: Dr. Steven McKinion
March 10: HB Charles Jr.
March 17: Betsy Bolick
March 24: Peter Freissle
March 31: Passion Week, President Costin
April 7: TBA
April 14: Awards Day
April 21: TBA
April 28: TBA – online
May 5: President Costin – online

Aug. 26: Prayer First – online
Sept. 2: Rev. Tim Grant – online
Sept. 9: President’s Chapel – online
Sept. 16: Cover the Campus, Dr. Pleis and Dr. Raines – online
Sept. 23: Adrian Despres, former USC Football Chaplain – online
Sept. 30: CSU Testimonies – online
Oct. 7: Dr. Jay Hardwick, SCBC Associate Executive-Director – online
Oct. 14: Dr. Ben Phillips, dean of the College of Christian Studies – online
Oct. 21: Chris Singleton/Homecoming – online
Oct. 28: Dr. Jay Strack, Student Leadership University – online
Nov. 4: Dr. Johnny Hunt, North American Mission Board – online
Nov. 11: Operation Christmas Child Chapel


I began attending Charleston Southern after a 10-year stay in the United States Air Force. When I first realized chapel was a graduation requirement I still didn’t take it as seriously as I should have. Now, after having completed 52 pages worth of chapel makeups, I can say that I get it. Chapel was never a chore or an inconvenience. It was a privilege. A privilege that I overlooked. Maybe this was the way I was supposed to understand what the purpose of chapel was and the impact it has.

Derrick S. McMichael,Football Coach at Fort Dorchester High School