Resources for Current Residents

There’s a lot to remember as a new or returning resident student. And it’s our job to make it as easy as possible.

You’ll find several of these pretty helpful while living at CSU!

Sign-Ups
After registering for classes in the spring, residents should pay their room deposit and sign-up for a room for the next semester.

Confirmations
All residents who want to leave items on campus over Christmas Break need to confirm their room. Room confirmations are through MyCSU.

Assignments

In order to be assigned housing within the CSU Residence Halls, all students must meet three basic requirements:

  • Pay a $300 enrollment deposit (new students only).
  • Complete and submit the CSU Immunization form. A-F are required immunizations.
  • Fill out the Roommate Questionnaire.

The residence halls are divided up into housing specifically for upperclassmen, freshmen and transfer students. The residence halls are gender specific. CSU does not have co-ed housing. Rooms are assigned on a first-come basis. New student housing is assigned based on the completion of requirements, requests and availability. We do our best to accommodate all requests. Every effort is made to match roommates based on the information provided in the roommate questionnaire.

Room assignments for new students coming for the fall semester are made beginning in the spring and on an ongoing basis thereafter. New students coming for the spring semester begin in December. Russell East and Women’s North are reserved for freshman females. Quad 1 and the third floor of Russell West house freshman males. Upperclassmen female transfers are housed in Women’s South, while upperclassmen male transfers are housed in Quad 2.

There are laundry rooms in each of the residence halls. Residents have access to washing machines and dryers 24 hours a day.

Use laundry alert to see what machines are available and when your load is finished.

Each residence hall contains at least one laundry room. Laundry machines are free for use by all residential students. The washers are High Efficiency washers and require high efficiency liquid detergent. Pods and powder detergent may also be used, but must be put directly into the machine – not the drawer.

Our washers are front loading and have four cycles: Permanent press, Normal hot, Normal cold and Delicate. These cycles range from 23-29 minutes. Washers should be loaded loosely three-fourths of the way full. Overloading the washers or putting detergent in incorrectly can cause damage to the machines. Dryers have four cycles as well: High, Medium, Low and Delicates.

To report issues with a machine, visit the ASI Campus Laundry page and enter your request. You may also download the CSC ServiceWorks Service app on your phone and scan the barcode on the machine to create a service request.

For information on the following, go to the IT Services page:

Student Lab Hours & Locations

Charleston Southern University offers student computer labs with internet access at various locations on campus.

Wi-Fi Access

Wireless coverage is available in student residence halls and classrooms. Most buildings and offices have available wireless.

Student Email  

ITS provides all Charleston Southern students an email account, BUCmail.

Cable Television

Charleston Southern University provides cable television with High Definition channels available to all dorm rooms. To receive our cable television service you will need a television with a built in Digital Tuner. There are brands of TV that do not have a tuner compatible with the signals here at CSU.  Known brands that do not work are Dynex, Element, and Westinghouse.  Once on campus you can program your TV to receive all channels by performing a channel scan.

Tech Support Request

Current Students, to request service with Wireless, Bucmail, Blackboard or ID Cards visit MyCSU, under the Student Tab find the Student Technology Support Request.

SUBMIT YOUR TECH SUPPORT REQUEST

Sometimes things break and need to be repaired or replaced. Maintenance requests may be submitted online. Before submitting a maintenance request, ensure you are contacting the correct department:

Student Technology
Use the Student Technology link on MyCSU under the Student Tab for issues with:

  • MyCSU
  • Email
  • Blackboard
  • Wireless*
  • ID Card
  • Cable TV

* For wireless issues email wireless@csuniv.edu

Residence Life
Contact your RA or email reslife@csuniv.edu to report furniture or dehumidifier needs.

Physical Plant
For any needs involving carpentry, fire alarms/smoke detectors, electrical, Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning, or Pest Control, submit a maintenance request online using the password “gobucs.”

The Residence Hall Open House Program is designed to encourage academic study, fellowship and spiritual development. This program will permit guests of the opposite sex to visit a student room during the designated time period only.

OPEN HOUSE will be held from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 7-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All roommates must give their approval for a guest to visit during the prescribed visitation hours.

  • Pets
  • Hot plates or any open burner device (including cookers, toasters, toaster ovens and grills)
  • Guns, metal point darts, knives, or any object that could be used as a weapon
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Tobacco products
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric heaters
  • Flammables (including lighters)
  • Candles or Incense
  • Paintball guns

Check out the Residence Life Guide to get a quick overview of our community standards. Residents are responsible for knowing the rest of the guidelines listed in the Student Handbook.

What to Bring

It’s always helpful to have a list! Below you’ll find an impressive list of what our students find helpful to have as a resident (and others you should leave at home).

Items You May Want To Have Available

  • Flashlight
  • Twin XL sheets and bedspread
  • Pillows
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Bath mat
  • Toilet paper
  • Cleaning supplies (broom, bathroom cleaner, mop, etc.)
  • Alarm clock
  • Fire resistant curtains and rod
  • Drying rack for clothes
  • Broom/dust pan
  • Wastebasket
  • Laundry supplies (detergent, hangers, hamper)
  • Iron and portable ironing board
  • Television, and cable for cable hookup – please note there are brands of TVs that do not have a tuner compatible with the signals at CSU (known brands that do NOT work: Dynex, Element and Westinghouse)
  • DVD player, gaming console
  • Personal computer
  • Airtight containers for snacks
  • Snacks
  • Low amp. microwave
  • Refrigerator (no larger than 3.5 cubic feet)
  • First aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Surge-protected power strips only – no extension cords
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, razors, etc.)

Items Not Permissible in CSU’s Residence Halls

  • All pets, excluding fish
  • Hot plates or any open burner device (including cookers, toasters, toaster ovens and grills)
  • Guns (including BB guns and airsoft guns), metal point darts, knives or any object that could be used as a weapon
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric heaters
  • Flammables
  • Lighters
  • Candles or incense
  • Paintball guns