Orientation Housing

Campus Housing is thrilled to offer overnight experiences for students attending a June or July 2023 summer orientation session. Students who choose to stay on campus during their orientation session will stay in in Liberty St. Residence Hall, conveniently located above one of our all-you-care-to-eat dining locations. Each suite has two bedrooms, with two students to a room, and a shared bathroom.

You may register for orientation housing beginning April 1 at 9 a.m. once your orientation session has been confirmed by New Student Programs, which can take up to five business days. Orientation-housing registration for each session will close one week before the session start date.

To register:

  • Log into MyPortal using your CofC credentials.
  • Click on the MyHousing/Dining portal button.
  • Click on the Orientation Housing button and follow instructions for registration.


This experience is limited to 150 students each orientation session. (Note: Only students may stay in orientation housing; it is not for family members or other guests.) Roommates are assigned randomly for orientation housing. 

First-Year Students: You may sign up to stay for one night or two. (The two-night option starts the night before your orientation session.)

Transfer Students: You may sign up to stay for one night (the night before your orientation session).

What does it include?

Your orientation housing will include the following:

  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Linens (sheets, blanket, towels, pillow)
  • Wi-Fi

Room and Board Pricing

  • One night: $80
  • Two nights (first-years only; staying overnight before Day 1 and checking out on Day 2): $122

All orientation housing must be paid in full at the time of registration in the housing portal.

Check-in and Checkout

First-Year Students


  • One-night stay: 7-9 a.m. of Day 1 (Note that orientation starts earlier, but we'll be available for you to drop your bags and check in, should you end up running late.)
  • Two-night stay: 4-6 p.m. the day before Day 1.

Checkout is by 4 p.m. on Day 2 for both options.

Transfer Students

Check-in for your one-night stay is 4-6 p.m. the day before your orientation.

Checkout is by 4:30 p.m. the day of your orientation. (Your last event ends at 3:30.)


Due to the limited number of parking spaces available on the College of Charleston campus, all guests of the College should park in a parking garage or in metered parking spots. Please read more on our guest parking page.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your Orientation Housing by May 31 for a full refund. Because space is limited to 150 students per session, we cannot allow refunds after May 31.

Changing Orientation Sessions

If you wish to change your orientation session with New Student Programs (NSP), please know that Orientation Housing may not be available for your new session. Please contact NSP directly at orientat@cofc.edu regarding a different session and contact Campus Housing at housing@cofc.edu regarding orientation-housing availability.

Special Accommodations 

If you require special accommodation or an ADA accessible room, please indicate this when you register for orientation housing.

If you have any other questions about on-campus housing during the summer, contact Campus Housing at summerhousing@cofc.edu or at 843.953.2015.