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Travel Information

New Student Orientation Housing

The College of Charleston Office of Residence Life and Housing offers housing for summer orientation sessions one through eight only for students. They do not offer housing for summer orientation sessions 9 and 10 and the January orientation session since the students have already moved into their school year assigned residence hall rooms.

The reservation form for summer 2014 orientation is available.   Please complete the paper form and follow the directions on the form regarding payment. 

General Information

All reservations must be made at least two weeks before your scheduled orientation. Space is very limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, so please reserve your spot as early as possible after you log on to check your orientation confirmation.

Anyone who stays in a residence hall will be expected to abide by all College of Charleston rules and regulations. No smoking and no alcoholic beverages or drugs are allowed. All orientation participants are subject to the code of conduct found in the Student Handbook as well as in the Guide to Residence Life (reslife.cofc.edu). If you do not follow the rules, you will be subject to disciplinary action that could affect your status as a student for the upcoming semester.

Note: Bring linens for an extra-long single bed, a pillow, blanket, towels and toiletries, and shower shoes because the College does not provide these items. The residence hall that students will be assigned to has hall bathrooms, please plan accordingly. You must check out no later than 5:00 p.m. on the second day of orientation. You might be charged a late fee if you check out after 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions about on-campus housing during the summer, contact the Office of Residence Life at summerprograms@cofc.edu or 843.953.2015.

Note: On-campus housing is available only for students attending the June and July orientation sessions only. On-campus housing is not available during the August sessions or the January session. Students attending those sessions will be able to move into their assigned school year housing.

Other Travel Information

Places to Stay

Charleston International Airport Information - Please note that the College does not offer a shuttle service from the airport to the campus. The airport does have a number of taxi and airport shuttle services available outside of the baggage claim area. Information about rates for shuttle and taxi services can be found at http://www.chs-airport.com/taxi.htm.

Public Parking Information

Cab, Shuttle Services and Public Transportation Information

CHARLESTON LINKS

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