What residence halls are there on campus?

Residence Halls

On-campus living is an exciting and rewarding part of the college experience. For the most up-to-date information about residence hall renovations, fees and policies, visit our website reslife.cofc.edu.

Joe E. Berry Jr. Residence Hall (Coed)

NOTE:  The second and third floors are for Honors College students (by invitation only).  Floors four through six are set aside for Living and Learning Communities (open to any first-year student)

Berry Residence Hall is a six-story building that houses approximately 636 students and offers four-, six, and seven person suites; bedrooms accommodate either two or three students. Students share a common living area and bathroom. Each suite has a furnished living area with microwave and compact refrigerator, and all rooms are vinyl tiled.

Buist Rivers Residence Hall (Coed)

Buist Rivers Residence Hall is our most traditional residence hall. Buist provides an excellent opportunity for them to make a lot of new friends in a community environment. This four-story building houses approximately 100 men and women who live in three-person rooms and share community bathrooms. Each room has a compact microfridge (a combination microwave and refrigerator). Men and women live on separate floors.

College Lodge (Coed)

College Lodge is a six-story coed residence hall. It houses approximately 200 students in double rooms. Two students share a large room with an in-room bath, sitting area, microwave and refrigerator.

Glenn McConnell Residence Hall (Women)

Glenn McConnell Hall is a four-story building housing 240 women in suites consisting of four bedrooms, two baths, a shared common room with kitchenette containing microwave and full-size refrigerator and cabinet space for residents to share.

Craig Residence Hall and Craig Union (Men)

Housing approximately 150 men, Craig Residence Hall is a three-story building. Craig Union is the original structure in which three double rooms are arranged around a common room and a large common bath. Craig Hall is suite style where two-, three- and four-bedroom suites share a common living area and two baths. Craig offers laundry facilities, a shared group dining facility, and a computer room. It also features a large lounge for studying, meeting with friends and watching a large-screen TV. Each suite in Craig has a microfridge (a combination microwave and refrigerator) for the residents to share.

George Street Apartments (Coed/Upperclassmen)

This facility provides full apartments for 199 coed upperclassmen. Each apartment has three to five fully furnished single bedrooms with full-size beds, a fully furnished living room, a kitchen (equipped with stove, microwave and full-size refrigerator), a washer and dryer, and either one or two bathrooms. All units overlook an open furnished courtyard. There are retail outlets on the first floor and the cafeteria is located on the first floor of the Liberty Street Residence Hall, which is next door. The George Street Apartments are open continuously from August to May. Students must have earned 30 cumulative hours to live in the George Street Apartments.

Liberty Street Residence Hall (Coed)

Located on the corner of Liberty and St. Philip streets, near the center of campus, this coed complex houses 420 students in two-person rooms. A shared bathroom connects two bedrooms. The building also features such amenities as game rooms, lounge areas, study rooms, home theaters and many common spaces. Each room is equipped with a microfridge (a combination microwave and refrigerator) for the residents to share. The cafeteria is located on the first floor. Liberty Street is open continuously from August to May.

Kelly House (Coed)

Kelly House is a four-story building housing approximately 236 students in apartment-style suites. Each apartment offers a kitchen (equipped with stove, microwave, and full-size refrigerator), a fully furnished living room and furnished bedrooms with carpet throughout all living areas. A laundry room for students to use is located on the premises. The building has a spacious, landscaped courtyard and a covered bicycle storage area. Kelly House is open continuously from August to May. Note: Kelly House does not have an elevator.

Marcia Kelly McAlister Residence Hall (Coed)

McAlister is a six-story residence hall housing approximately 536 students. It offers four- and six-person suites with two students per room. Students share a furnished common living area and kitchenette with microwave and full-size refrigerator. Each bedroom has access to its own bathroom and walk-in closet. McAlister lounge, and a laundry facility are on the first floor. Room sizes and measurements may vary. McAlister is open continuously from August to May.

Rutledge Rivers Residence Hall (Coed) – currently under renovation – will reopen Fall 2016

Rutledge Rivers Residence Hall is a four-story building housing approximately 100 Honors College men and women in apartment style suites. Each suite offers a furnished living area, kitchen and bath, shared by two, four or five students. Every kitchen is equipped with a stove, microwave and compact refrigerator. Rutledge Rivers has furnished common rooms for the students to enjoy. Residents of Buist and Rutledge Rivers have nicely furnished lounges available for their individual use or for hall programs, as well as a computer room and laundry room.

Warren Place (Coed)

Warren Place is a residential complex consisting of three buildings (1 Warren, 10 Warren and 20 Warren Street). This coed complex houses 287 upperclassmen in apartments consisting of two, three, four or five bedrooms. All bedrooms in this complex are single occupancy. Each apartment offers a full kitchen (stove, full-size refrigerator, and microwave) with carpet throughout all living areas, and fully furnished living room and bedrooms. The complex has a laundry facility, covered bicycle storage and furnished lounge area on site. Warren Place is open continuously from August to May.  To live in 1 Warren and 20 Warren,  students must have earned 30 cumulative hours.

Historic Houses (Upperclassmen)

The historic houses are another type of “residence hall,” typically for upperclassmen. Each bedroom sleeps one, two or three students. Some of our historic houses have their own kitchen and laundry room (check the features chart in this book). Residents also have access to laundry and computer facilities in the house itself or in Craig, College Lodge, McConnell, Buist Rivers and Rutledge Rivers Residence Halls. Houses include Knox-Lesesne House and carriage house ; 17 St. Philip Street; 90, 92 Wentworth Street; 13, 29, 31, 70, 72 Coming Street; 298, 300 Meeting Street; 8 Kirkland; and 2, 4, 6, 8, 24 Bull Street. Each individual house/carriage house has a distinct personality and charm. Floor plans vary between houses, making them all unique living and learning environments. All houses are open continuously from August through May.

How do I apply for housing?

Steps To Apply For Housing

  1. Log into MyCharleston and go to the Academic Services tab.
  2. Log into your student eBill and pay the housing deposit and application fee, both found under the Deposit tab.
  3. Please be aware, housing deposits for the 2011-2012 academic year are non-refundable
  4. Click the MyHousing link on MyCharleston to begin your application.
  5. Applications for the Fall semester will run throughout February. Please be aware, there is a 24 hour delay between starting an application and being able to select a room.

Note: If you miss room sign-ups you must complete a housing interest form if you wish to live on campus. Please see our Portal Tutorial or contact us if you have any questions! Students will be notified of their assignments by e-mail and will be able to view them online on MyHousing.

If you experience errors in our new system, paper applications are available.