Living in the residence halls is one of the most significant experiences students will have at Coastal Carolina University. Traditionally, students spend more time in their residence hall than anywhere else on campus. In their new homes they are challenged and educated by the diversity in thought as well as the cultural and intellectual exchange that surrounds them daily. By choosing university housing, students will join a community to expand their learning experience beyond the classroom. Resident students will have the opportunity to make new friends, develop an appreciation and respect for differences and learn important skills that will help personal and professional relationships through college and beyond.
To assist with the individual needs of the LIFE™ students, a residential mentor lives in the residence halls during the week and on selected weekends. With the approval of the program staff and the student's parent/guardian, LIFE™ program students may remain on campus on weekends when a residential mentor is not present. Students typically are placed in suite-style accommodations in the center of campus for the first two years. Three LIFE™ program students and a residential mentor reside in each suite. Each student has a private bedroom and everyone shares a living room and bathroom. For the Junior and Senior years, students are placed in University-owned apartments where each student has his or her own bedroom and bathroom with access to a full kitchen and living room. All University apartments are fully furnished.