Student Life

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It's a Beautiful Life

College can be exactly what you imagined. A world-class liberal arts education informed by the future of work. A culture that celebrates the power of diverse thought. A thriving arts destination and beacon of historic preservation. It's why Charleston is the best small city in America. Why the College boasts more than 240 student clubs and organizations. It's why we've dedicated more than 250 years to educating, elevating and inspiring generations of brilliant, curious minds.

Where Student Life Comes to Life

Housing & Dining

With character, convenience and community at the heart of our housing and dining plans, we offer much more than the average dorm.
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Activities Calendar

Sports, cycling, walks through the Battery and dance classes fill up our calendar here at the College.
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Clubs & Organizations

With 240+ student clubs and organizations, College of Charleston students are film buffs, black belts, environmentalists, volunteers and more.
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Student Support & Services

The College of Charleston has dedicated resources to support students in academic advising, career planning, disability services, counseling and more.
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Service & Leadership

The College of Charleston takes a unique approach to community service, weaving service into classes, student clubs and every corner of campus life.
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Campus Resources

Explore everything that makes life at the College just a little easier, like our Campus Guide, Bookstore, the Cougar Card and Facilities and Parking.
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Life in Charleston

Charleston is the perfect size–big enough to support a vibrant and diverse cultural life yet small enough to feel right at home from your first day.
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Keep up with the latest scores and explore the varsity sport teams at College of Charleston.
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Living in a residence hall, I found a unique community of people who have pushed me to do better in school and I have done the same for them. It has made the college experience 10x better. —Kamal Newson