FROM YOUR HOME TO OURS
The university recognizes that a significant part of a student’s academic and social integration experiences occur outside the classroom and that the residence hall environment is a key engagement tool in this process. Residence Life staff are available to assist students with roommate problems or room changes, and with any kind of physical difficulty with the livability of a room.
COMMUTER STUDENTS - DINING
Your commuter student can enjoy all of the services, programming, student organizations and facilities that are available to resident students. Full-time
commuters receive $75 in Declining Commuter Dollars for use at CSU food establishments.
RESIDENT STUDENTS - DINING
Students with the standard meal plan receive $85 in Declining Dining Dollars that can be used at any of the CSU food establishments. Students can opt for a 15 meal plan and receive $135 in Declining Dining Dollars.
CSU STUDENT ID CARD
Your student should always have his or her CSU Student ID Card handy while on campus. A CSU ID Card is required to gain access to all services on campus. Your student’s meal plan balance and accrued Chapel credits are tracked using the CSU ID Card.
Numerous academic and service clubs and organizations available on campus provide abundant opportunity for integrating socially into the CSU student community. An active Student Government Association empowers students to participate in a continuous exchange of ideas and opinions with administration to promote the general welfare and protect the rights of students. The Campus Activities Board is a student-run organization that plans events for students. Brewer Center facilities give students the chance to enjoy sports in a fun, relaxed
atmosphere, meet fellow students and get physically fit. Intramural Sports available
throughout the year emphasize group activities with good sportsmanship in a less competitive
environment. A variety of Bible and book studies are offered for both residential
and commuter students each semester to help your student grow spiritually, emotionally
and relationally. CSU students have free admission to all on-campus athletic events.
CSU is blessed to be centrally located within walking distance of multiple medical and urgent-care facilities. If needed, any student may contact the Dean of Students Office to procure transportation to a local healthcare facility.
The university offers free wireless internet access to all buildings on campus. Please
confirm your student’s computer is installed with a current anti-virus program. Information
Technology staff will ensure that your student has a correctly installed and configured
wireless device; however, all other computer equipment setup is the responsibility
of the student. Tip: Purchasing replacement insurance for all technology your student brings to campus
is a wise financial decision.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
If your student is living in a residence hall, his or her mail will be delivered to
the CSU Post Office located on the first floor of the Strom Thurmond Center. All students
living on-campus are required to have a CSU mailbox number. This is how your student’s
address should appear on any mail you send for it to be received in a timely fashion:
CSU Box #
P.O. Box 118087
Charleston, SC 29423-8087
CSU STUDENT HANDBOOK
The student handbook outlines the responsibilities and rights of all CSU students. Students are required
to sign a disclosure notification verifying that they have read and understand the
contents of the document.
CSU ACADEMIC CALENDAR
The Charleston Southern University academic calendar lists important dates such as registration, class, holidays, exams, withdrawal deadlines
and graduation information.
CSU CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDAR
CSU student portal for academic and campus life information. Check the CSU events calendar for upcoming performances and campus events.
CSU CAMPUS SECURITY
While CSU Campus Security officers are not commissioned police officers under South
Carolina statutes, the university has an excellent working relationship with North
Charleston law enforcement agencies and first responders. In fact, the North Charleston
Police Department has a sub-station located on our campus, in the Brewer Center. Campus
Security personnel are trained in first aid, CPR, victim concerns, crisis intervention,
defensive tactics, alcohol and drug identification and patrol and security procedures.
Tip: Students have access to 27 emergency call boxes in various locations to provide
immediate interaction and assistance. Additionally there are 54 courtesy phones throughout
the residence halls to contact Campus Security.
BUCALERT EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION INFORMATION
Safety is first priority at Charleston Southern University. Our student and parent
BucAlert Emergency Information system alerts you to campus emergency information via text, phone and email.
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