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Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services

Our Mission

Provide information and education on programs and services along with engagement opportunities and advocacy resources to College of Charleston off-campus and commuter students.

Approximately 67% of College of Charleston undergraduate students live off-campus or commute


Cortnie Jones Class of Decembe 2014  "I love that we finally have a website and office to go to
   because living off campus or transferring in and living
   off campus can be difficult and this is a great way to
   get the information needed all in one place!"
   Cortnie Jones, Class of December 2014, Columbia SC




Home Away from Home

  • Freshman Commuter Collegium  Freshmen commuting to campus this year have a place on campus to go during their breaks between classes. The Freshman Commuter Collegium is located in the first floor McAlister Residence Hall common room with access off of St. Philip Street. It is designed as a home away from home for freshman commuter students - a place they can hang out, gather their thoughts and recharge with new friends. The collegium has a flat screen TV, seating, tables for group project, computer work areas, coffee/tea honor bar, refrigerator, and microwaves coming soon. A variety of programs will be offered that integrate learning, leadership opportunities and a sense of belonging. The collegium will be open Monday-Friday from 9.00-3:00pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) and Wednesdays from 9-12. The collegium is staffed with Peer Mentors through the early afternoon each day during the semester. A campus ID will be needed for entry. Eligible freshmen students will need to register first at the collegium front desk to use the facility.
    Email Bruce Fleming in the Office of New Student Programs at if you have any questions.

    For more information on the Freshman Commuter Collegium:
          Twitter: @cofc_fcc 
  • The Stern Student Center provides a variety of resources for commuter students, including spaces to study and relax between classes, access to food and vending, charging stations for laptops and mobile devices, and Wi Fi throughout the building.  In Spring 2014, lockers and a microwave will be available on the second floor of the facility, providing temporary storage space for books and the ability to heat up meals and snacks.  


  • 24 Hour Study Lounge - Education Center Atrium

Equipped with study tables, lounge chairs, desk top computers and Wi Fi, the 24 hour study lounge in the Education Center Atrium is a popular place to study and relax before, after, or between classes.    Additionally, the College operates a food POD (Provisions on Demand) for grab and go items.  The POD is open when classes are in session.

POD Normal Hours:
Monday - Thursday   7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday                          7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This lounge space is monitored by our Public Safety during the academic year.
The scheduled hours for security are 10pm until 6am


Study Lounge   The 24 hour Study Lounge

Study Lounge   Study Lounge

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