Residence Halls and Dining

Fall 2021

Are you returning to full density for housing in the fall? What about residence life programming?

President Hsu announced the Colleg's plan to resume a normal academic and campus life by the time school begins on August 24. For Campus Housing and Residence Life, that means returning to full density in the halls (minus some rooms for potential quarantine and isolation) and a return to things like social programming, open common kitchens, visitation and generally enjoying our full sense of community again – which we’re all craving. We’re dedicated to providing you the best on-campus experience possible. Please let us know if you have any questions about Campus Housing at housing@cofc.edu or Residence Life at reslife@cofc.edu.

Can students get on-campus housing in fall 2021 if they were not able to use on-campus housing last year because of COVID-19?

Certainly! The housing application is open for both incoming and returning students. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible so they have the most options during the room-selection process. More information about applying for housing can be found on the Campus Housing website at housing.cofc.edu.

What are plans for residential student parking? I had fewer than 60 credit hours and was allowed to apply for parking; do I need to have 60 for the fall?

We were able to expand parking eligibility this past year due to the unusual circumstances related to COVID, but, starting in the fall, students living on campus will again need to have earned 60 credit hours at the time assignments are made. Read more about parking for students at parking services.

Will the COVID-19 vaccine be required of all students this fall?

The College strongly encourages all members of the campus community to get vaccinated but is not requiring vaccinations for students or employees at this time.

The College currently has three vaccines that are required if you are a student. These vaccines are required because an outbreak of measles, mumps, pertussis or meningitis would have significant impact on our campus community as we saw last fall with the mumps epidemic. In the case of the mumps, we were grateful that almost all of our students were vaccinated against mumps, including those who acquired the illness. However, having most of the population vaccinated meant the cases we did have in our community were mild and not very contagious.

Summer 2021

Is on-campus housing available for the summer?

Yes, it is. To learn more, visit the Campus Housing website under Apply for Housing.

When/how do I get my new Cougar Card?

Students should pick up their Cougar Card at Campus Services HQ at 162 Calhoun Street. Our business hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Customer occupancy is limited to three at a time, and face coverings must be worn for entry. Please have a government-issued ID or existing Cougar Card (for returning students who do not have the new, vertical-style card) ready. Cards are not mailed for security purposes. If you have questions about your Cougar Card, please contact Campus Services HQ at 843.953.1100 or campusservices@cofc.edu.

Dining Services

Which dining locations will be open in the fall?

All residential dining locations including Liberty Fresh Food Co., City Bistro and Marty's Place will be open and providing a full complement of meal choices. Retail dining choices are available across campus and include Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Einstein Brother’s Bagels and Market 159.

Mobile ordering is available for the campus Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Marty’s Place. Download the Transact app and select College of Charleston to use mobile ordering at these locations. The app accepts Cougar Cash, Dining Dollars and the meal plan at Marty's Place, in addition to Visa and Mastercard.

Please visit College of Charleston Dining Services at charleston.campusdish.com for location hours, menu offering and service adjustments. You can also follow us on social media @cofcdining to stay up to date with special events and other happenings.

Does the College offer mobile ordering for its dining locations?

Mobile ordering is available for CofC students and employees at the campus Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks and Marty's Place. Download the Transact app and select College of Charleston to use mobile ordering at these locations. The app accepts Cougar Cash, Dining Dollars and the meal plan at Marty's Place, in addition to Visa and Mastercard.

How do I add or change my meal plan?

Information about meal plans can be found at cougarcard.cofc.edu/meal-plans.

Will we be able to eat inside the dining facilities in the fall?

President Hsu announced the College’s plan to resume a normal academic and campus life by the time school begins on August 24. For Dining Services, that means returning to normal operations in our dining facilities, including indoor seating in our residential and retail locations.

How are dining facilities being cleaned?

Dining Services will be following operational and cleaning procedures as recommended by the CDC and SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.