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Residence Life


In keeping with the mission of CSU, the Residence Life Office strives to create an environment that is conducive to the intellectual, emotional, spiritual and relational well-being of each residential student. Integration of faith in learning, leading and serving are elements that produce opportunities for Residence Life to partner in building a thriving learning community within our residence halls.

Living on campus will provide many new experiences that include making new friends, facing new challenges and developing memories that will last you a lifetime. We feel that all of these are important parts of a quality educational experience.

Our mission is to create a community that honors God and enables students to thrive. We do this through pursuing five themes: Jesus, Neighbor, Community, Disciple and Accountability.


Room Sign Ups for Fall Semester 2017 full-time students

  • Pay $100 room deposit at the Business Office – keep the receipt
  • Check with Business Office that your account is clear of holds
  • Attend a sign up day – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 11 am to 1 pm in the Dining Hall, beginning March 21 and ending April 20
  • Bring your full time schedule
  • Bring your $100 deposit receipt
  • Bring your future roommate (and all their paperwork)
  • Sign-ups are first come, first serve
  • Rooms cannot be held for students not meeting requirements

Spring Semester Check Outs – April 27-May 2:

  • You will check out within 24 hours of your last exam
  • Schedule a check out time with your RA
  • Begin cleaning prior to check out day
  • Remove all items from room prior to your check out appointment
  • Items left behind with be discarded
  • If you are participating in Commencement, you must sign up with the Residence Life Office. You must complete your check out by 5 pm on Saturday, May 6.
  • If you have any questions, contact your RA

Summer Housing:

  • You must be enrolled in at least three (3) hours of on campus classes
  • Students who are enrolled in at least 3 hours of on-campus classes for the summer semester can sign up for a room by completing the online form. 
  • Sign up for a summer room by contacting the Residence Life Office at 843.863.7190 or
  • Check in and Check out information will be communicated via your CSU email account
  • Summer residents must check out with their RA no later than 24 hours after their last exam


Residence Life Guide

Check out the Residence Life Guide to get a quick overview of our community and standards. These are just a few of the CSU guidelines. Residents are responsible for knowing the rest of the guidelines listed in the Student Handbook.