CofC Residence Life

CofC Residence Life


PETITION: It’s time to Hold CofC Accountable for Confederate Sympathizer, Glenn McConnell, as President!

Read, Sign, & Share the petition below and please share with as many members of the College of Charleston Community that you can! If you can commit to finding at least 10 other signers, I am sure that the College of Charleston will hear our voices and demands.

The petition is sponsored by CofC Action Now and Black Alumni Network

I wanted to send my appreciation to the Move-In volunteers at Warren today. I was planning to help my daughter move in today and I threw out my back yesterday. I can barely move myself around much less move stuff today.

Since I'm a single mom, she was just going to forge ahead and do it by herself. She's a tiny little girl, but determined. But, I was apprehensive about how it would go. Fortunately, she rain-proofed and marked everything with her name and room number.

She parked and came back and everything was gone. Some kind volunteers had taken everything up to her third-floor dorm space!

THANK YOU so much! We both really so appreciated that kindness. You're very special people
I have a twin dorm bed frame for sale. $100 (less than half of what they cost new!). The unit allows students to raise their mattress so they can use space underneath for other things (furniture, desk storage etc.) Please contact me at [email protected] for more information...
Help! Can dorm beds in Buist Rivers be lofted? If so, what is the recommended height? (we can't find the ceiling heights anywhere)

The mission of the Department of Residence Life is to create engaging, supportive, and inclusive com

The mission of the Office of Residence Life is to create engaging, supportive, and inclusive communities that foster academic achievement, personal development, and student involvement. We focus on the educational and social aspect of living in a community and work alongside our partners Campus Housing which oversees all assignments, contract, and billing aspects, as well as Physical Plant which oversees all maintenance, custodial, and facilities issues.

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 07/13/2022

Check your CofC email – Campus Housing sent you all the details for move-in, which is August 19 and 20. All students must make a move-in appointment by August 1. We can’t wait to welcome you to your !


Calling all Seniors, First-Year, and Transfer students at College of Charleston ! Take the National Survey of Student Engagement today and enter to win some pretty great prizes! Check your email or scan the QR code for more details!

Photos from CofC Residence Life's post 12/06/2021

Every ending is a new beginning... For CofC students that means that as classes end, the Cougar Countdown begins! Check the schedule for more information about these stress-busting events. Did we mention there will be coffee and puppies? Events begin TODAY!


Need Wi-Fi support in your residence hall? ResNet assistance is available 24/7!

Call: 855-290-7138
Text "ResNet" to 84700

Tips for an Easy Move-In at College of Charleston 08/09/2021

Tips for an Easy Move-In at College of Charleston

It's almost time! We are so excited to welcome our back on campus. Check out this video for important info to make your move into your as smooth as possible!

Tips for an Easy Move-In at College of Charleston Wondering what move-in is like at the College of Charleston? We’ve got you covered! Watch this short video to help make your move-in day a breeze. Learn more...


Vax on the Bricks

Hey Cougars! Have you uploaded your vaccination records yet? Help us reach 90%!

Timeline photos 06/20/2021

to all of the dads out there! Thank you for all of your hard work and support.

Timeline photos 05/19/2021

For the thousands of students who’ve called it home, there’s no place quite like College Lodge.

This sentiment certainly holds true for Kristen Faretra Bowden ’95, who lived in College Lodge for four of her five years as a CofC student. That’s why she and her husband Greg created the 402 Scholarship (named after Kristen's old room number) in celebration of College Lodge. It is the College's first and only residential scholarship.

Residence Life is pleased to announce this year's 402 Scholarship recipient is TaDora Isaacs, a Marine Biology major at the College!

TaDora had the following to say about her decision to return to Lodge: "I have found from personal experience, along with the experiences of my friends who live in different dorms, that Lodge is more close-knit than other dorms. Our RA's reach out and are willing to hang out with us here at lodge, and that is valuable to me especially when I have my down days. Also, I have had plenty of pleasant interactions on the elevator including finding my roommate for next year. I chose the 6th floor again because of the stellar view of the sunset. I didn't notice last year because I was on the 4th floor, but if your room is high and on the left side of the building you can see a scenic view of the sunset and street that is very calming. It is the highlight of my day."

Congratulations, TaDora! We'll catch you on the 6th floor at sunset this Fall 🌞

Timeline photos 05/10/2021

We're still beaming with pride after this weekend's commencement! Residence Life is proud to offer each senior RA a maroon graduation cord designed with a strand of gold intertwined. This cord is an indicator of excellence specific to CofC ResLife that is placed around the students' neck to distinguish them as prestigious student leaders at graduation. The cord represents the honorable commitment our RAs make, particularly during their senior year, to not only serve as an around-the-clock resource for residential students, but also the large responsibility that comes with being an upperclassman leader within the residence life staff.

We also award our graduating desk assistants (DAs) with a commemorative pin to identify them as distinguished ResLife support staff. Our DAs are the glue that holds our first year communities together given their commitment to ensuring our students always have a knowledgeable and friendly resource at their front desk.

Congratulations, again, to the Class of 2021! We are proud to call you 🎓


to all moms! Thank you for all you do for our Cougar Cubs. Tag your favorite CofC Mom below 👇


We’re so proud of our graduating seniors! Being a Resident Assistant during any year is challenging and requires impeccable time management and leadership skills. This can be especially difficult during your senior year, when students are completing their degrees and making plans for their future careers. With a pandemic thrown in the mix, this year’s class has proven themselves as some of the most resilient leaders our department has ever seen. We are so thankful for our grads’ commitment to our residential communities this year and wish them the best of luck with all of their future endeavors.

Check out our stories for a spotlight on the ResLife Class of 2021!

Words of Wisdom from the Class of 2017 05/06/2021

Words of Wisdom from the Class of 2017

Words of Wisdom from the Class of 2017 As the Class of 2017 leaves the College of Charleston and heads off to make their marks on the world, they shared some advice with their replacements – the i...

Photos from CofC Residence Life's post 04/28/2021

Be MINDFUL during your moveout! Donate your unwanted items in the blue donation bins located inside each residence hall. Check out the graphics below for a list of what is/isn't accepted and bin locations.

All items will be donated or recycled depending on condition. Thank you to our friends in Center for Sustainable Development at the College of Charleston for coordinating and managing donations for Closet Case Thrift , Goodwill , and Lowcountry Food Bank !


Happy last week of classes, Cougars! It’s our last of the year and we can’t wait to see you in Rivers Green this afternoon from 12-2pm. Come grab free T-Shirts, CofC Swag, and stock up on snacks for those late night finals studying sessions!

Have a GREAT week!

Timeline photos 04/15/2021

We'd like to send out congratulations and thanks to Grayson Nix () for being selected as "RA of the month". Follow along in our IG stories today where Grayson is taking over our account to give a glimpse into a day in the life of a RA!

Grayson's nomination read:

"It is my pleasure to recommend Grayson Nix for the RA of the Month Award. Grayson has also been an educator for the new and returning RAs, who come to Grayson whenever in doubt. Grayson is always willing and eager to help, no matter if he is on-call, on-campus or no matter the circumstance- because he is just that person that goes out of their way to serve others. He has continuously helped staff grow into better professionals, better Resident Assistants as well as better individuals. Grayson always puts his heart and soul into our staff being the best version of themselves for our residents. Moreover, his technological skills have greatly impacted our community as he was able to fix all the electrics prior to having to call maintenance. Grayson has been always willing to come down to the desk in the middle of the night, just to help the Allied Safety officers with any technological discrepancies. Grayson, as a leader, has also helped multiple staff members in handling conflict with residents or amongst themselves. Grayson has been continuously using his experience and emotional intelligence to make sure that issues get resolved, and that the outcome is always positive for the entire team of McAlister Staff. Grayson has always been the one to submit everything on time, and ask about incoming deadlines ahead of time. He is also the one to remind the staff about the upcoming deadlines and make sure that they have everything that they need. Residents love Grayson, and in the form sent out they all voted for Grayson. Grayson deserves this award!"

McAli residents, drop some love ❤️ for Grayson in the comments 👇

Timeline photos 04/13/2021

Happy ! Residence Life employs over 90 student employees in an average year and we are so incredibly thankful to each and every one. We know that reslife work can be a thankless job, but it is arguably one the most important jobs on campus. Our student employees are the most capable workers with unparalleled leadership, time management, and administrative skills. Their creativity, empathy, and maturity are always front and center, no matter what may be going on in their personal lives. They have gone above and beyond this year to ensure our residence halls can operate safely during the pandemic and we are excited to celebrate them all week long! Help us say THANK YOU to our student staff by shouting out any RA/DA who made a positive impact on your residential experience in the comments below 👇

Timeline photos 04/12/2021

Happy , Cougars! Our friends at are back in Rivers Green (behind addlestone) TODAY from 11am-1pm giving away FREE T-shirts, CofC swag, snacks and sweets! You might even get the chance to snap a selfie with , too!

Timeline photos 04/09/2021

Great news for our residents! College of Charleston Student Health Services is delighted to announce that it will begin offering appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine for currently enrolled (registered for Spring 2021 semester) students beginning next week. Students can schedule appointments by logging into their student health portal account at:

Appointments will take place at Student Health Services located at 181 Calhoun Street (behind the Robert Scott Small Building). Currently, appointments can be made for the following days:
• Wednesday, April 14th
• Tuesday, April 20th
• Monday, April 26th
• Wednesday, April 28th
• Friday, April 30th

Appointments are booked on a first-come-first-served basis. Additional appointments will be made available as more vaccines are received. Student Health Services will NOT be able to make appointments by phone or email. All appointments must be booked through the online portal. Walk-up appointments will not be accepted.

Timeline photos 04/08/2021

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here! Residence halls and historic houses close Saturday, May 1st at 12 noon. In addition to the email you received, move-out information for spring is up on Campus Housing's website:

Please share this with anyone planning to help you move (no more than two helpers in the residence hall) – especially the parking info, which is different from move-in. We're tackling your move-out questions in our IG story now!

Photos from CofC Residence Life's post 04/06/2021

Tuesday’s GROOVY! 🕺 Bust a move and make some miracles happen tonight at the silent disco (swipe for more info)! What’s your favorite tune? Tell us below 👇

Happy Day 2 of ! Tonight from 8-11PM, Charleston Miracle is hosting silent disco in Stern Gardens! Request a song for $1 and make miracles at MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital! *masks and social distancing are required*


is BACK! Head over to Rivers Green behind Addlestone library today from 1-3 and grab free T-Shirts, MASKS, snacks and other CofC swag! We love celebrating our students and promoting Cougar pride and will be here the following 2 Mondays as well. Our RAs and were the first in line today ❤️ Don’t miss your chance to snag your own swag!


A veritable architectural museum without walls, Charleston is home to thousands of historic buildings designed in an array of period styles, including Colonial, Georgian, Regency, Federal, Adamesque, Classical Revival, Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic Revival, and Queen Anne, as well as a number of others. The College’s campus is no different and we are proud to offer our students the opportunity to live on-campus in a variety of historic houses.

Historic houses are another type of “residence hall,” typically for upperclassmen who are looking for a unique community. Each house has a different history and layout. Some houses have full kitchens and shared living spaces along with shared, free laundry.

It’s no surprise historic houses were just voted the favorite on-campus housing option by students in our IG community tournament this week! Find out more about our historic houses at the link in our bio.


We are so proud of George RA, Cyril for her commitment to service not only in our residence halls but across campus. Congratulations on this well deserved honor, ❕

Cyril Langston is this year's recipient of the Stephen C. Osborne and George P. Watt Jr. Bonner Leader of the Year Award!
This is the highest honor you can recieve as a Bonner at the College of Charleston. Cyril has put over 1,500 hours into the program during the past 3.5 years.

We are so proud of you and appreciate all you do for our program!

Show some Bonner love for Cyril in the comments💕

Timeline photos 03/24/2021

HOOP there it is! Did you know College Lodge has its own basketball court? In honor of we're closing out the month with a friendly competition between our halls to see which one balls the hardest. Head to our IG stories now to vote for your round 1 picks then tune in tomorrow for round 2's line up.

Which hall do you think rules them all? Let us know below 👇

Timeline photos 03/19/2021

This week we re-opened several communal kitchens within our residence halls that were deemed safe for use by students in those residential communities. The following communal kitchens are now open: Berry (3rd floor kitchen), McAlister (1st floor lounge), College Lodge (1st floor laundry area), Rutledge Rivers (1st floor lounge), and McConnell (4th floor kitchen).

Safety remains our priority, so we are implementing the following rules and regulations for kitchen usage:
• Masks must be worn at ALL times when in the kitchen area.
• Students must return to their individual room/suite to remove their masks and eat their food
• Capacity limits must be followed as posted in your kitchen space.
• Kitchen use is only permitted between 7am and 8pm
• All students must bring their own pots/pans/utensils and dishwashing materials for use in the kitchen
• All surfaces must be wiped down before and after use with the provided sanitation supplies

We would like to acknowledge Residence Hall Association () for their advocacy regarding this initiative.

We hope that kitchen usage will further the sense of community and healthy living within our residence halls. Thank you for your patience as we have worked through the process of reopening these spaces safely.


The Residence Life office located at 67 George St is closing today, Thursday 3/18, at 1pm due to inclement weather. As always, our on-call and residence hall staffs are available to assist students in need. Check out our stories for updates about changes to dining hall operation hours and other announcements pertaining to this afternoon’s storms.

Stay safe, Cougars! ❤️

Check out McAlister Residence Hall with RA, Samantha S. ‘23! #CofCNext
#thiscouldbeyou #charleston #applycofc #liveyourbestlife #chs #southcarolina #homesweetcofc #explorecharleston #charlestonsc #futurecougs #cofc25 03/09/2021

Check out McAlister Residence Hall with RA, Samantha S. ‘23! #CofCNext
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Take a tour of McAlister Residence Hall with RA, Samantha!

Check out McAlister Residence Hall with RA, Samantha S. ‘23! #CofCNext . . .⁣ #thiscouldbeyou #charleston #applycofc #liveyourbestlife #chs #southcarolina #homesweetcofc #explorecharleston #charlestonsc #futurecougs #cofc25

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