Orientation Housing

Get the full campus experience during orientation.

Campus Housing is thrilled to offer overnight experiences for students attending a June or July summer orientation session. Students who choose to stay on campus during their orientation session will stay in Liberty St. Residence Hall. Each suite has two bedrooms, with two students to a room, and a shared bathroom.


How to Register


Updated May 13, 2024: Registration for orientation housing will open May 14. You will be emailed once it’s available.

You may register for orientation housing once your orientation session has been confirmed by New Student Programs, which can take up to five business days. Orientation-housing registration for each session will close one week before the session start date.

Please follow these instructions to register:

  • Log into MyPortal using your College of Charleston credentials.
  • Click the MyHousing/Dining portal tile.
  • Click the Orientation Housing button.
  • The next steps will take place in our summer housing portal. Click the Housing Orientation image again to continue registration. Your scheduled orientation session will preload for you.


This experience is limited to 150 students each orientation session. (Note: Only students may stay in orientation housing; it is not for family members or other guests.) Roommates are assigned randomly for orientation housing. 

First-Year Students: You may sign up to stay for one night or two. (The two-night option starts the night before your orientation session.)

Transfer Students: You may sign up to stay for one night (the night before your orientation session).


Read below for pricing, check-in information, parking details and more! Orientation will provide a lunch and grab-and-go breakfast as part of your new student fee.
  • Room Pricing

    All orientation housing must be paid in full before we can confirm your spot. Carefully follow all instructions in the portal and in email you receive from us. 

    • One night: $70
    • Two nights (first-years only; staying overnight before Day 1 and checking out on Day 2): $116

    Orientation housing includes bed linens and towels, as well as free Wi-Fi.

  • Check-in and Checkout

    First-Year Students


    • One-night stay: 7-9 a.m. of Day 1 (Note that orientation starts earlier, but we'll be available for you to drop your bags and check in, should you end up running late.)
    • Two-night stay: 4-6 p.m. the day before Day 1.

    Checkout is by 4 p.m. on Day 2 for both options.

    Transfer Students

    Check-in for your one-night stay is 4-6 p.m. the day before your orientation.

    Checkout is by 4:30 p.m. the day of your orientation. (Your last event ends at 3:30.)

  • Parking

    Due to the limited number of parking spaces available on the College of Charleston campus, all guests of the College should park in a parking garage or in metered parking spots. Please read more on our guest parking page.

  • Cancellation

    You may cancel your Orientation Housing by May 31 for a full refund. Because space is limited to 150 students per session, we cannot allow refunds after May 31.

  • Changing Orientation Sessions

    If you wish to change your orientation session with New Student Programs (NSP), please know that Orientation Housing may not be available for your new session. Please contact NSP directly at orientat@cofc.edu regarding a different session and contact Campus Housing at housing@cofc.edu regarding orientation-housing availability.

  • Disability Accommodations

    If you require accommodation or an ADA accessible room, please indicate this when you register for orientation housing.

    If you have any other questions about on-campus housing during the summer, feel free to contact us!