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

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: Peter Freissle – online
Oct. 21: Chris Singleton/Homecoming – online
Oct. 28: Horton School of Music Chapel “Together Forward”
Nov. 4: Imani Meile Children’s Gospel Choir
Nov. 11: Operation Christmas Child Chapel

Jan. 13: Trustee Rev. Alex Sands
Jan. 20: Dr. Steven McKinion, SEBTS – online
Jan. 27: Rev. Stephen Splawn, SCBC
Feb. 3: General Rodney Lewis – online
Feb. 10: Dr. Ben Phillips
Feb. 17: Dr. Tony Evans – online
Feb. 24: KB, Christian rap artist
March 3: TBA – online
March 17: Betsy Bolick
March 24: TBA – online
March 31: Passion Week, President Costin
April 7: TBA – online
April 14: TBA – online
April 21: Awards Day
May 5: President Costin – online


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