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. 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.

How to Receive Chapel Credit

In-person:

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. 12: Rev. Associate VP Jon Davis
Jan. 19: Rev. Dr. Ron Harvell
Jan. 26: Rev. Steve Turner, GenSend Leader
Feb. 2: Rev. Darrell Ravenell and Gospel Choir, Black History Month
Feb. 9: Valentine’s Day (Students, Faculty, and Staff Panel)
Feb. 16: Rev. and Assistant Dean Tim Grant
Feb. 23: CSU Professor
Mar. 2: CSU Professor, Women’s History Month
Mar. 9: Spring Break
Mar. 16: Student Leaders Interview (Post-Mission’s Trip)
Mar. 23: Rev. Dr. DJ Horton
Mar. 30: VP Clark Carter
Apr. 6: Dr. Forrester, Horton School of Music
Apr. 13: President Dr. Costin, Passion Week
Apr. 20: Dr. Costin, Dr. Fish, VP Clark Carter, Program Director J. Reed, Academic and Student Life Awards 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: Missions Week
Nov. 9: Veteran’s Week
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