Stern Student Center

Built in 1974 and renovated in 2005, the 57,000 square-foot Theodore S. Stern Student Center has served as the hub of campus life for more than three decades.

Named for former College of Charleston President Theodore Sanders Stern (serving 1968 to 1979), the Stern Student Center is the gathering place of the College and home to must-have campus services and resources.

  • E-mail kiosks
  • ATMs
  • Lockers
  • Canteen area
  • Game room
  • Meeting and programming space

Stern Center Features

In addition to providing meeting and programming space for student organizations and academic departments, the Stern Student Center offers some unique venues and features for students, staff and faculty.
  • Stern Center Lounge

    Library too quite? Residence hall too loud? Coffee shop too distracting?

    The Stern Student Center Lounge is just right. Make this your go-to option to read, learn, grow and connect with your fellow Cougars. With its comfortable surroundings, flexible options and accessible resources, the lounge provides an inviting location for Reading Day readiness, group project practice or just soaking in the activity and buzz of the Stern Center.

  • Cougar Food Pantry

    cougar-pantry1.pngA student-led organization to combat food insecurity, the Cougar Food Pantry offers food items, toiletries and other essentials to all College of Charleston students.

    By spreading knowledge and increasing student engagement, we can minimize the associated stigma, foster a thriving community and ensure that no Cougar goes hungry.

    Location: Stern Student Center, 2nd floor, Room 210

    Visit the Cougar Food Pantry
  • Stern Center Garden

    Located behind the main building, the Stern Center Garden provides a scenic and central outdoor venue for classes, performances, news conferences, special events and lunch-time escapes.

  • Stern Center Game Room

    Wanna play?

    Open daily during the academic year, the Stern Center provides a welcome getaway for anyone looking to relax, show off their game skills, study or just watch TV!

    Game room options include Wii, Xbox and Playstation gaming systems, pool tables, air hockey, dart board and plenty of space for hanging out in between classes.

    You'll need a valid Cougar Card to check-out games and equipment.

  • Administrative & Student Organization Offices

    The Stern Student Center houses the following administrative and student organization offices.