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Move-In Information

Move-In Procedure 

Campus Housing and Residence Life work to make Move-In Day a success for everyone by providing resources and some tips for the day.

We are excited to have you joining the campus community at the Collge of Charleston. Click on the link below to your residence hall for specific move-in information based on your room assignment.

Berry Hall

Buist Hall

College Lodge

Craig Hall

George Street Apartments

Historic Houses

Kelly House

Liberty Hall

McAlister Hall

McConnell Hall

Rutledge Hall

Warren Place

Scroll down for more general move-in information.

What’s the basic move-in process?

  1. Students & families drop off their belongings on the curb.
  2. ONLY students go through the check-in line, fill out forms, and pick up room key(s).
  3. After unloading all of the items, the car can be moved to a designated garage or area. Remember, we're in the city, so the area near the halls is intended only for unloading.
  4. One person stays with the belongings, while the others move them to the room.

Alternatively, some students choose to park and walk their belongings to the room.

Students

  1. BE PREPARED. READ our information and follow those instructions.
  2. Contact your new roommate(s) using information provided on MyCharleston.  Decide who will bring what to avoid duplication.
  3. Come at or during your assigned time. You cannot check in before your assigned time.  If you check-in even an hour after your beginning time, you'll move in much easier.
  4. Have your College of Charleston ID or STUDENT ID number ready. You will get your ID during your orientation session.
  5. Check in is more than just picking up your key. You'll be asked to read, fill out and sign a few forms before you can get your key and move in your belongings.
  6. Fill out the emergency contact information using the link from your move in email.
  7. Leave your parents and family members at the door. Only you can sign yourself in to your building. Once you've filled out the papers and gotten your key, then enlist their help to move in your belongings.
  8. Complete your Room Condition Report form online via MyCharleston.  Instructions will be provided at check-in.
  9. BE PATIENT. We do our best to keep things moving but the truth is that move in day will be very busy and can be stressful. August is hot, and you’ll be excited about moving in. Keep a cool head and be patient.

Families/Friends

  1. BE PATIENT. Move in day is busy for everyone. We try our best to keep things calm and easy, so your patience is appreciated (by our staff and your student)!
  2. Let your student check in for him or herself. This is an important way to start them on their way here at CofC.
  3. Be supportive. Believe it or not, your student will be under some stress, be supportive of him or her.

Key Pick-up

Residents may pick up their room key during assigned check in times at the following places:

Assignment Key Pick Up Location
01 Warren Place 10 Warren Place
101 Wentworth Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
103 Wentworth Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
105 Wentworth Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
107 Wentworth Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
10 Warren Place 10 Warren Place
15 St. Philip Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
17 St. Philip Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
20 Warren Place 10 Warren Place
24 Bull Annex Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
24 Bull House Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
28 Coming Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
298 Meeting Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
2 Bull Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
32 Coming Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
34 Coming Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
36 Coming Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
38 Coming Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
4 Bull Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
6 Bull Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
70 Coming Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
8 Bull Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
90 Wentworth Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
99 Wentworth Street Campus Housing Office (40 Coming St)
Berry Residence Hall Berry Residence Hall
Buist Residence Hall Buist Rivers Residence Hall
Craig Residence Hall Craig Residence Hall
Kelly House Kelly House
College Lodge College Lodge
McAlister Residence Hall McAlister Residence Hall
McConnell Residence Hall McConnell Residence Hall
Liberty Street Residence Hall Liberty Street Residence Hall
George Street Apartments Liberty Street Residence Hall
Rutledge Rivers Residence Hall

Rutledge Rivers Residence Hall


Now that you are definitely college bound, we have put together a few helpful hints on what you should not bring with you. Please note that toilet tissue and trash bags are provided.


NOTE: All electrical items must be UL approved.

Unauthorized Items

This list is a quick reference for common items that are not permitted. If you have any questions about specific items or policies please consult the Residential Student Rights and Responsibilities.

  • Alcohol/alcohol paraphernalia (includes shot glasses)
  • Any combustible items/ Explosives/ fireworks
  • Candles/incense-nothing with a flame
  • Darts and dart boards
  • Drugs/drug paraphernalia
  • Electrically amplified instruments, Drum sets
  • Electric blankets
  • Extension chords
  • Firearms/guns(including BB, paintball, pellet)
  • Grills (including G. Foreman grills, unless your room has a kitchen)
  • Hot plates (unless your room has a kitchen)
  • Knives (other than flatware)
  • Multi Plug outlet (without surge protector)
  • Open Coil cooking or kitchen appliances (Unless your room has a kitchen)
  • Pets (except fish in no larger than a 10 gallon tank)
  • Power tools
  • Space heaters
  • Toaster/Toaster Oven (unless your room has a kitchen)
  • Water beds
  • Weapons