Residence Halls and Dining

Summer 2022

Is summer housing available?

Yes, it is. Please visit the Campus Housing, Summer Housing webpage to learn more about how to apply.

Will visitors be allowed in the residence halls?

You may find up-to-date information regarding guests and visitation on the Residence Life website. 

Is there a chance that students living on campus will be sent home if COVID-19 numbers get too high?

Our plan is to keep students on campus; however, we will also respond to the conditions on campus and will do what we have to do to keep students and our campus community safe.

What do students need to do to move into campus housing this summer?

The College will communicate directly with students living on campus regarding COVID-19 guidelines for Maymester/Summer. 

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

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.

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.

Will we know if roommates are vaccinated?

The College of Charleston is unable to share medical information including vaccination status of students per HIPPA and FERPA guidelines. We encourage roommates to speak with each other about expectations about their room and living environment, and they may seek guidance from their RA as they do this.

Dining Services

Which dining locations will be open?

The College runs an abridged dining program in the summer. You can find dining location hours for May, June and July 2022 at and location hours and menus can also be found on the CofC Campus Dish website.

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

How will activities in the dining halls be conducted? Will it be normal capacity, or is there a limit that will be enforced?

Overall, dining operations and capacities will be as normal. Seating has been scaled back in some areas. Dining services continues to monitor CDC and SC DHEC guidelines and will make adjustments as necessary.

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.