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Current and Returning Students

Interested in living in a vibrant community where your fellow classmates are right down the hall?  Want the convenience of living close to your classes, dining facilities, and study spaces?  If you answered yes, then Campus Housing is here to help you find the perfect on-campus living solution!  You may want to check out all of the options available to you by visiting our Residence Hall Information page.  If you would like information about housing accommodations please visit the Center for Disability Services.  To view policies and procedures for students living in on-campus housing, visit Residence Life's Policies and Procedures.

2018-2019 Housing Contract (pdf) Housing contracts are binding for the entire academic year (both fall and spring semesters).

Spring 2018 Housing Contract (pdf) for students starting during the Spring 2018 semester.

2017-2018 Housing Contract (pdf) Housing contracts are binding for the entire academic year (both fall and spring semesters).

HOW TO APPLY

Step One: In order to be able to access the housing application you will need to pay the $200 housing prepayment and the $50 application fee either online through MyCharleston (under the eBill account, then click eDeposit) or in person at the Treasurer’s Office. Campus Housing suggests that you take care of this now so you are ready once the application opens on February 1, 2018 at 9:00AM. If you have concerns about making the $200 housing prepayment and are currently receiving financial aid you can request a waiver by emailing housing@cofc.edu or coming to Campus Housing at 40 Coming Street.

Step Two: Starting February 1, 2018 at 9:00AM and after you have made the payments you may begin the application by choosing the MyHousing/MyDining button within MyCharleston. During the application process you will update your housing emergency contact, answer profile questions, select a meal plan, and sign your housing contract.  This step must be completed before your designated room selection time so Campus Housing suggests completing this as soon as possible starting February 1, 2018 at 9:00AM. 

Step Three: Once you have applied for housing you have several options of how to select the perfect space for next year. You can opt to stay in the same room as you are currently in by participating in same room selection on February 6-7, 2018.  You can create a group of friends and select housing together, by forming a roommate group (groups can be formed February 1-7) or you can select housing individually based on your earned credit hours during new room selection.


PAYMENT DIRECTIONS

  1. Log into MyCharleston
  2. Select the MyAccounts tab, then scroll to the bottom and click the link that says Log onto eBill account. Click the button for Open my eBill account.
  3. In the new pop-up window, select Deposits at the top, then select the term (2018 Fall)
  4. In the drop down menu, select housing deposit. The system will prompt you to submit the $200 housing prepayment (this confirms your intent to request on-campus housing)
  5. Repeat step 4, but select housing application fee.  The system will prompt you to submit the $50 housing application fee (this will allow you to access the housing application)

SAME ROOM SELECTION (February 6-7, 2018)

Love your current room? Want to stay there next year? If you would like to stay in your current space for next year you can do so February 6-7, 2018.  To reserve your current bed, go to the RENEW CURRENT BED section of the housing application. Please be sure to click on the reserve bed button to reserve your space. Afterwards, proceed to the CONFIRM COMPLETION OF APPLICATION section and click confirm to complete your housing reservation.


ROOMMATE GROUP FORMATION

Do you have other students you want to live with?  Then consider forming a roommate group so you can all select housing together.  Groups must be at least 2 people and not more than 8 people and need to be fully formed by February 7, 2018.  Your room selection time will be based on an average of all of your earned credit hours. To form a group go to the ROOMMATE GROUP section of the housing application.  You will need to select a group leader who will be the one actually selecting the room space. The group leader will then create the roommate group and password.  Next, all group members who have completed the housing application can join the roommate group using the password the group leader has assigned.  Finally once all members have joined the group the group leader will need to log back in and click the verify button.

Campus Housing will then average the credit hours of all group members and assign a selection time to the group.  The group leader will then select housing for the group by clicking on the ROOM SEARCH WIZARD in the housing application. The group leader will select a building and room from what is offered at the time of selection, assign bed spaces to each member of the group, and finally will need to click the RESERVE BEDS button in order to reserve the spaces. All roommate groups need to be formed by February 7, 2018 in order to select as a group.  After that date students will need to select spaces individually.


NEW ROOM SELECTION

If you would like to select a space individually you can do so during new room selection.  You will have to opportunity to select any space that is open during your selection timeframe which is determined by the number of earned credit hours as of December 2017. The following schedule will be used:

February 12 – March 10: Students with 91 hours and above may enter the portal to select a room

February 19 – March 10: Students with 61-90 earned credit hours may enter the portal to select a room

February 26 – March 10: Students with 31-60 earned credit hours may enter the portal to select a room

March 5– March 10: Students with less than 31 earned credit hours may enter the portal to select a room

To select a bed space, please go to the ROOM SEARCH WIZARD section within your housing application, select a building, and then select a room/suite. After selecting the room, you will be prompted to select a bed space within that room from the drop down menu. Once the bed is selected, click reserve bed in order to reserve your space.

If you change your mind once you have reserved a bed and wish to select a different space you must cancel the original bed you reserved before you will be able to search other available bed spaces. If a bed has been cancelled, other students will be able to view and/or reserve it. Be careful during this process, as you may lose the bed to another student once the bed is cancelled. Campus Housing will not be able to remove another student from the room after he/she has selected the space.

The ROOM SEARCH WIZARD will close at 11:59pm on March 10 and students will not be able to select a room on their own and will need to contact Campus Housing. 


DESIRED ROOM WAITLIST

If during selection the space you are interested in is not available you can add yourself to the desired room waitlist. The desired room wait list will open at 9:00AM on March 12, 2018 and can be accessed on the APPLICATION STATUS page of the housing application. As spaces become available Campus Housing will contact you with more information.  You must have a reserved space for the 2018-2019 academic year in order to be considered for spaces that open. If you are in a roommate group and the entire group wishes to be added to the desired room waitlist, each member will need to add themselves and indicate who is in their group in the Notes/Additional Comments section of the form.

NOTE: Filling out the desired room wait list does not guarantee you will have the opportunity to switch to the building of your choice. Campus Housing will contact you individually regarding their desired room waitlist requests. You will have 24 business hours to respond to the offer before we move to the next student on the list. If you accept the offer, we will immediately reassign you to the new room. If you decline the offer, you will remain on the list until another space becomes available. If at any time you wish to be removed from the desired room waitlist, please contact Campus Housing.


CANCELLATION

If necessary, you may cancel your housing application and bed space online using the CANCELLATION PAGE of the housing application. The cancellation will be timestamped and processed as soon as possible. If you leave the college for any reason (withdrawal, transfer, leave of absence, graduation, academic dismissal etc.) please cancel your housing application online immediately. Notifying another campus department of your reason does not automatically cancel your housing application and room reservation. Cancellation penalties will apply based on the date of cancellation.

February 1- March 31, 2018 students can cancel their housing contract during this time, however the $50 application fee will not be refunded.

April 1 – 30, 2018 students can cancel their housing contract during this time; however, a cancellation penalty of $200 will be charged to the student’s eBill account.  The cancellation must be received via the MyHousing/Dining portal by April 30, 2018. 

May 1 – 31, 2018 – students can cancel their housing contract during this time; however, a cancellation penalty of $500 will be charged to the student’s eBill account.  The cancellation must be received via the MyHousing/Dining portal by May 31, 2018. 

June 1 – August 21, 2018 – students can cancel their academic year housing contract during this time; however, a cancellation penalty of $1000 will be charged to the student’s eBill account.  The cancellation must be received via the MyHousing/Dining portal by August 21, 2018.