Move-In

Information for Spring 2023

We’re looking forward to seeing you in the spring. You will need to register in advance for a check-in timeslot, whether you’re returning to campus housing or moving in for the first time. Appointments will be available between January 8 and 13 for all residence halls and houses.

For current residential students: You will sign up for your spring 2023 check-in through the same Book Appointment button you use for your fall checkout, and you may sign up for your spring appointment at the same time. Just make sure you complete your fall appointment section before moving onto spring.

For students moving into on-campus housing for the first time (or first time this academic year): Be on the lookout for an email from Campus Housing confirming your spring housing assignment. You will receive instructions for move-in at that time.

Information for Fall 2022

Read below for day-of assistance.

Fall 2022 move-in is by appointment only and will take place August 19 and 20 for all halls and houses.

Sunday, August 21, through Tuesday, August 23, are also available for move-in, as needed, and require an appointment as well. Streets will not be closed off for unloading on these days and you will need to park in a garage or find on-street parking to unload and move in your belongings.

Early move-in is Wednesday, August 17, and is for approved groups or extenuating circumstances only. To request an early move-in, log into the MyHousing/Dining portal, click on Requests, and complete the form for Early Move-In. (Students participating in Cougar Excursion do not need to complete this request.) You’ll find additional information within the form. Please also make an appointment for regular move-in, in case your request is denied.

What you need to do:

  1. Make an Appointment by August 1, 2022.
  2. Review your floorplan and what to bring/not bring.
  3. Review day-of instructions for your hall (driving directions, parking, key pickup).
  4. Review additional important information.
  5. Don’t forget your Cougar Card!

Make an Appointment by August 1, 2022.

Your appointment time is a one-hour window for you to arrive, pick up your key, and unload your car. You’re free to move in your belongings after that.

Please note that, if you select Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, you will be signing up for the day and not a specific arrival time.

Be sure to talk to anyone helping you move in before making an appointment. Note: No more than three people will be allowed to assist you within the residence hall during move-in.

If your schedule is flexible, consider waiting to make your appointment so that students with more restrictive schedules can sign up first. Finally, the portal may be slow during peak times. If you get an error message, please be patient and repeat the login process.

Please also communicate with your roommate/suitemate about your appointment plans. The scheduling system is designed so that roommates/suitemates cannot overlap to avoid overcrowding.

Once the MyHousing/Dining portal opens for appointments, follow these steps:

  • Log into the MyHousing/Dining portal
  • Click on the Book Appointment button
  • Under Book an Appointment, in the calendar, click on an available time on one of the move-in dates.
  • After selecting your time, click Yes to confirm. You will see a screen with your appointment under My Scheduled Appointments. Click Continue to complete the booking.
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Review your floorplan and what to bring/not bring.

To see your room assignment and rate, and the specific floorplan for your room, log into the MyHousing/Dining portal, click on the Apply for Housing button to go to your Housing Application, and then the Application Status page. Make note of the size bed you’ll have so you bring the correct size sheets/bedding.

Read important info about what we recommend you bring and what you cannot bring. Feel free to use our printable checklist and packing labels as you pack. Discuss shared items with your roommate(s).

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Review day-of instructions for your hall (driving directions, parking, key pickup)

Each residence hall has unique driving directions and key-pickup locations. Please review your hall's information via the links below. There you’ll find driving directions and where to get your key during the check-in process.

Since many streets are closed for move-in, we provide residence-hall specific driving directions to get you to the unloading zone for check-in. Please use these and not GPS to drive into campus for move-in.

After unloading, you will be directed to park your car in one of our on-campus garages, depending on your residence hall.

Sunday through Tuesday move-in: Streets will not be closed off for unloading and you will need to park in a garage or find on-street parking to unload and move in your belongings. Please refer to the College of Charleston parking map for garage locations. Parking rates will apply.

99 St. Philip Street

Buist Rivers

College Lodge

Craig Hall

George Street Apartments

Glenn McConnell Hall

Joe E. Berry Hall

Kelly House

Liberty Street

Rutledge Rivers

Warren Place

Historic Houses

 

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Additional important information about move-in

Mailing and Shipping Address

Your CofC Complex (mailing) address is on the home page of the MyHousing/Dining portal, under your name. You will get mailing and shipping instructions from Mail Services by early August should you need to send anything ahead of move-in. Please do not ship anything to your residence hall’s address – it is not your CofC mailing/shipping address! Please also limit how much you ship.

Health and Safety Protocols for Move-In

General reminder: You must adhere to all health and safety protocols and requirements outlined by the College of Charleston.

  • Residents may bring no more than three people with them into the residence halls or houses to assist with move-in.
  • A limited number of carts will be available, and we encourage you to bring your own if possible.
  • Please also bring your own sanitizing wipes for your own use, and to wipe down any shared carts when you are done.

COVID-19 Vaccine / Testing

For COVID-19 protocols currently in place at the College of Charleston, please refer to the College's Back on the Bricks website

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Don’t forget your Cougar Card!

You will need a Cougar Card to access your residence hall/house as well as other campus benefits and services, including your meal plan. Please also bring a driver’s license or other government-issued ID.

  • Incoming students: You must bring your Cougar Card with you to get your key and access your residence hall. If you did not pick yours up during orientation, it will be given to you during check-in. If you have lost your Cougar Card, please report it as lost and plan to go to Campus Services HQ (Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) or Public Safety outside of those hours to get a replacement card before you check in.
  • Returning students: You must bring your Cougar Card with you to get your key and access your residence hall. Your Cougar Card from 2021-2022 will be activated for your 2022-2023 residence hall.

 

We can’t wait to see you in August! Please let us know if you have any questions in the meantime by calling us at 843.953.2015 or emailing housing@cofc.edu

Day-of Assistance (contacts, Wi-Fi, work orders)

You will find a rack card on your bed during move-in with this information. Below you’ll also find our tabling hours for Campus Services staff, who will be around to help with questions you may have during move-in.

Contacts

Campus Services HQ

843.953.1100 | campusservices@cofc.edu

Submit a question: campusservices.cofc.edu/hq

Campus Services HQ is the go-to office for your Cougar Card, dining and meal plans, campus housing, vending, campus parking and transportation. We’re also here to help with other Campus Services programs, including the Bookstore and Mail Services.

Facilities Management

Submit a work order | 843.953.5550 (24/7)

Facilities Management is responsible for any maintenance concerns you may have while living in campus housing. Always call if it’s a maintenance emergency!

Mail Services

843.953.5534 | mailservices@cofc.edu

Mail Services is here for all of your mailing, shipping and passport needs. Move-in weekend hours are Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residence Life

843.953.1476 | reslife@cofc.edu

Residence Life is here for questions about roommate life, residential activities and community living.

Public Safety

843.953.5609 (non-emergency) | 911 (emergencies)

Wi-Fi (MyResNet)

Apogee provides our residents with internet service and 24/7 support! You’ll need to create a MyResNet account before you can sign into the secure network. Learn more on our Wi-Fi page.

Have some questions during move-in?

Look for a Campus Services table in the lobby of your residence hall. If no one is available at a table, please email Campus Services HQ at campusservices@cofc.edu, call 843.953.1100 or stop by at 162 Calhoun Street. We're open Friday, August 19, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 21, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Berry lobby: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

College Lodge study room: 8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Craig lobby: 9:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Kelly House lobby: 9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Liberty Hall 1st floor (not ground floor) elevator lobby: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

McConnell lobby lounge: 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Rivers lobby: 9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

10 Warren lounge (for 1, 10 and 20 Warren): 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

99 St. Philip: go to Kelly House

George St. Apartments: go to Liberty

Historic Houses: go to closest residence hall listed above

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