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 weekly in the Lightsey Auditorium on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. throughout the semester. Ashby 204 has been reserved for the entire year for any students with audio-sensory sensitivity and/or PTSD.

Attendance is monitored. To graduate, you must earn 48 chapel credits.

How to Receive Chapel Credit


Scan your BucNation App, “It’s a Buc’s Life”, on the way out of chapel.  (Please note that occupancy will be limited, so to experience chapel, students need to arrive early.)

A full-time student only needs six chapel credits each semester.

Chapel Schedule

Jan. 11: Gabe Giardina
Jan. 18: Rev. Steve Turner, GenSend Leader
Jan. 25: Rev. Jay Strack, SLU
Feb. 1: Rashan Frost
Feb. 8: Dithson Noel, NAMB
Feb. 15: Trell Ross, Pioneer Church
Feb. 22: Rev. Tim Grant and the Gospel Choir 
Mar. 1: Scott Klusendorf
Mar. 8: Spring Break
Mar. 15: Lee Clamp
Mar. 22: Rev. Dr. DJ Horton
Mar. 29: Dr. John Avant, Life Action Ministries; Former Sr. Pastor FBC Concord
Apr. 5: Dr. Costin and Horton School of Music
Apr. 12: Dr. Ron Harvell
Apr. 19: Awards Day Ceremony

Aug. 24: Prayer First 
Aug. 31: Dr. Costin, President’s Chapel
Sep. 7: Steve McKinion
Sep. 14: Betsy Bolick
Sep. 21: Duce Branch
Sep. 28: Rev. Dr. James Merritt
Oct. 5: Alex Sands
Oct. 12: Chad Rickenbaker
Oct. 19: Homecoming Week
Oct. 26: Dr. Peter Beck
Nov. 2: Dr. Ron Harvell 
Nov. 9: Bobby Wood 
Nov. 16: OCC Speaker
Nov. 23: Thanksgiving
Nov. 30: Horton School of Music

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