FAQs - Coastal Carolina University
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Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have lots of questions and we have the answers for you. We have developed an extensive list of the most common questions we receive. Below, we have divided them into categories to make it easier for you. If you do not see your question or need further clarification, contact us. You may even see your question appear on the page in the future.

General Questions

What is the University Housing Requirement?
What is the immunization requirement?
Where do I get mail?
Is there wireless internet? How do I register my gaming console?
Is the laundry free?
How do I become a Resident Adviser (RA)?
Do I need renter’s insurance?
Is student health insurance available?

Applying for Housing

When can I apply for housing?
Where do I enter my housing preferences?
Is it first come, first served when selecting my room? In other words, the sooner I apply, the better chance of getting my first choice room?
When can I select my space?
Can I cancel my housing?

Assignments and Room Selection

I'm part of a group (e.g. Honors, athlete), so do I get to select my space early?
What do I need to do if I have a medical need for a specific type of housing assignment?
How can I see my room assignment?
How soon can I request a room change?
What happens if I have an open space in my room, suite or apartment?


Why didn't I get the roommate I requested?
My preferred roommate missed the room selection deadline, so how can we still live together?
I have selected my room but want to change my roommate. What can I do?
What happens if I do not get along with my roommate?

Living Space

What furnishings does University Housing provide to residents on campus?
What should I bring with me? What items are prohibited in University Housing?
Can I have a refrigerator?
Can I have a microwave?
What type of bed will I have?
Can I loft my bed?
Where can I store my bicycle or electric scooter?
What do we do with trash?

Meal Plan

Am I required to have a meal plan?
Can I change my meal plan?
Who do I speak to if I have documented dietary needs or food allergy?
How do I request a meal plan exemption?

Openings & Closings

Where can I find the opening and closing dates?
Is University Housing open during breaks?
What do I do if I need to move in early or stay late?
Do I have to move out at the end of fall semester?
If I am attending summer school, do I have to move out at the end of spring semester?

Policies & Procedures

What is the smoking policy?
What is the alcohol policy?
What happens if I get locked out of my room?
Will housing staff check my room?
Can I have guests?
Are there quiet hours?

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University Housing
Tradition Hall 135
M-Th: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
843-349-6400 (phone)
843-349-6425 (fax)

Township Circle Desk
Hours: 24/7

Elvington Loop Desk
Hours: 24/7

University Place Desk
Hours: 24/7

University Housing creates a foundation of care for resident safety and success.