Welcome to CSU!
Campus life at Charleston Southern University provides opportunities for you to get involved, meet new people, develop your leadership skills, try new things, discover your passion and more. This is your community – the people you go to class with, live with, work, serve and play with. Find your place in the larger CSU community. #onceaBucalwaysaBuc
It’s Time To Connect
The first thing you need to do to get involved is download the free Buc Nation App. It’s a Bucs Life!
All students are expected to know the information in the Student Handbook. It’s a good idea to take a look through it.
Living on campus provides experiences that include making new friends, facing new challenges and developing memories that will last you a lifetime. Check out all that we have to offer!
With about 50 options to choose from, you will have ample opportunity to connect with other students.
Welcome Week Schedule
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Student Voter Registration
Charleston Southern University encourages our students to register and vote.
If you are a South Carolina resident, you are legally entitled to choose whether to vote here in Charleston or to vote at home with an absentee ballot. If you live in the Charleston Southern residence halls, it is important that you use the official street address of the residence hall.
In addition, be sure to include your social security number (required by law) and sign the form. Since January 1, 2013, all voters will be required to show a photo ID when you go to vote. If the address on your ID differs from the one you used on the registration, be sure to take a piece of official mail with you showing your campus address.
- Voting in South Carolina
You will be required to show one of the following Photo IDs at your polling place:
- S.C. Driver’s License
- ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles
- S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo
- Federal Military ID
- U.S. Passport
There is no length of residency requirement in South Carolina in order to register to vote. You can register at any time. You must be registered at least 30 days prior to any election in order to vote in that election. Registration by mail applications must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to that particular election to be eligible.
- Information on Voter Registration in South Carolina for College Students
- Students may register to vote where they reside while attending college.
- In order to vote, South Carolina law requires one must first register to vote at least 30 days prior to the election. To be eligible to register in South Carolina you MUST:
- be a United States citizen
- be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
- be a resident of South Carolina, this county and precinct
- not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
- not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime
- have never been convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws OR if previously convicted, have served the entire sentence, including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction.