Now that you’re a Buc…

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

  • Download the BucNation App!

The first thing you need to do to get involved is download the free Buc Nation App. It’s a Bucs Life!

  • Read the Student Handbook!

All students are expected to know the information in the Student Handbook. It’s a good idea to take a look through it. 

  • Live On Campus!

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! Click here to view our housing options.

  • Join a Student Organization!

With about 50 options to choose from, you will have ample opportunity to connect with other students. See the list here!

Welcome Week Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. New Resident Check-in (Commuter Lot)

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Playfair (Buc Dome)
The ultimate icebreaker! It’s the perfect way to make new friends on campus!

7:00 p.m. The Voyage (Chapel)
This will be your first opportunity to receive Chapel Credit!  

8:30 p.m. Ice Cream Chillout (Chapel Portico)

For the latest events and schedule, go to the BucNation App!

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Returning Resident Check-in (Commuter Lot)

8:30 a.m. Breakfast with the Crew Members

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. New Student Pool Party! (Brewer Center) Come enjoy a waterslide, dip in the swimming pool, relax to music, and stay cool with popsicles.  

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bucky’s Welcome (Buccaneer Field at Whitfield Stadium)
Our first Sweet 16 event of the year! Fun, fireworks, games, gifts and food!

For the latest events and schedule, go to the BucNation App!

11:00 a.m. Campus Worship w/ Dr. Costin and Summit Church (Chapel)

7:00 p.m. Baptisms at the swimming pool (Brewer Center)

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Shake It Up (Buc Stop)
Milk shakes, games, music, games, and prizes!  

For the latest events and schedule, go to the BucNation App!

Monday, Aug. 22
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Directions and Donuts (Reflection Pond)

Tuesday, Aug. 23
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Directions and Donuts (Reflection Pond)

Wednesday, Aug. 24
11:00 a.m. Prayer First Chapel
Let’s start off this semester with prayer as we begin the school year!

7:00 p.m. REC FEST (Brewer Center)
Join the Campus Recreation Team for some exciting games and competitions!

Thursday, Aug. 25
8:00 p.m. ELEVATE (Chapel)
Join us for our weekly campus-wide worship experience and connect with a Small Group!

Friday, Aug. 26
7:00 p.m. New Student Campfire
Join the Board of Student Organizations for smores and more at Eno City. You will not want to miss this rite of passage experience!

Saturday, Aug. 27 – Sunday, Aug. 28
This event is so popular that we needed to two dates to make room for everyone to attend!  What an incredible opportunity to make lifelong memories with friends and to see our beautiful city from the Charleston Harbor!  Select which date you want to attend and purchase your ticket on “It’s A Bucs Life” Buc Nation App.  

For the latest events and schedule, go to the BucNation App!

Aug. 20 Bucky’s Welcome
Aug. 27 – 28 Rock the Boat
Sept. 10 Waterpark Takeover
Oct. 1 Shimmy at the Shed
Oct. 21 Densonville
Oct. 28 BucTober
Nov. 4 Christmas at CSU
Nov. 17 OCC Packing Party
Jan. 13 Live in Color
Jan. 25 Polar Bear Plunge
Feb. 3 Strike Night
Feb. 9 Bucky’s Birthday Bash
Feb. 25 Buc Town BBQ Fest
March 25 Spring Formal
March 31 Drive IN
April 22 Buc Fever Fair

Traditions at CSU include our Sweet 16 events. Make sure you check them out here.


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.

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.

  • 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.


If you are not from South Carolina and want to register to vote – or vote absentee in your home state – you can register to vote online, or visit any of the following links for more information: