The Cove at University Place FAQs
The State of South Carolina has approved Coastal Carolina University's lease of The Cove, and CCU will assume all current and future operational responsibilities for the duration of the approved lease, which will commence prior to the 2023-2024 academic year. The Cove at University Place is located at 1142 SC Highway 544, in Conway, SC, adjacent to University Place.
Why did the University lease The Cove?
In response to increasing enrollment and student requests to live with University Housing beyond their second-year, Coastal Carolina University leased The Cove for five years. Long-term strategies to meet enrollment and student housing needs are being discussed.
How many bed spaces are at The Cove at University Place?
The Cove at University Place has 396 bed spaces within five buildings. Additional information about the property can be found here.
Who will be managing The Cove at University Place?
University Housing will manage The Cove at University Place. The Cove residents will live with Resident Advisers and a Community Coordinator who will create a foundation of care for resident safety and success within the community. Public Safety, Transportation Services, and other campus services will serve The Cove, in a manner consistent with other residential communities.
How much will it cost to live here?
The 2023-2024 housing rates are available online, Housing and Meal Plan Rates.
I already have a current lease or signed a future lease with The Cove. What are my options?
Residents who signed a lease with The Cove prior to the University leasing the property were giving the option in April to either enter into the University Housing Student License Agreement or break their future 2023-2024 lease with The Cove at no charge. The 2023-2024 lease ends on July 24, 2024 and there will be no option to renew.
Can I establish or maintain South Carolina residency for tuition and fee purposes while residing at The Cove after it transitions to leased University Housing?
No, housing provided to students on an academic session basis is considered temporary by nature and does not constitute a permanent domicile, which is required to establish and maintain South Carolina residency for tuition and fee purposes. Direct further questions about establishing residency to the Office of Residency.
Will I pay monthly rent and additional fees for utilities and other services?
The established academic term rate for The Cove at University Place will be added to your student account, which includes utilities, to pay through Coastal Carolina University.
Will I need renter's insurance while living here?
The University does not cover losses you might incur from fire, theft, water, or other events. We encourage residents to consider personal property insurance or renter's insurance.
I am assigned to The Cove at University Place. When and how will I check-in?
Move-in will take place Sunday, August 20. Move-in appointments will be scheduled through MyCoastalHome during the summer.
What does "mirror on campus living options" mean?
Living at The Cove at University Place will be very similar to living at University Place. The staffing structure (Resident Adviser, Community Coordinator, etc), facilities management (maintenance, inspections, renovations) will be managed by Coastal Carolina University and done in accordance with University standards, while still adhering to your lease or license agreement.
Where will I be relocated after the spring 2023 semester? When will I be relocated?
Residents will be relocated within The Cove at University Place. The purpose of the relocation is to allow CCU access to all units to asses and repair any damages or facilities issues that may exist. The timeline for each resident will be different based on their current location and planned work. Every effort will be made to work with students who have scheduled time away or other limitations, however flexibility is limited.
Where can I get more information about The Cove at University Place?
You can learn more about The Cove at University Place online.
Community and Room Features
Who can live at The Cove at University Place?
Second-year, transfer, graduate, and upper-class students are eligible to live at The Cove at University Place.
Will there be non-CCU students living there too?
The Cove at University Place will be home to current CCU students, with a signed University Housing Student License Agreement. However, during a transitional period of time, University Housing will manage the existing leases and pre-leases that were initiated by The Cove. Any non-students who do not cancel their lease, will be reassigned to a designated portion of the property, different from University Housing resident assignments. The Cove has ended their leasing process and only University Housing assignments will be available moving forward.
What furnishings are provided in each apartment? What amenities are available at The Cove at University Place?
See the Living Options section of the website for more information.
How many bedrooms does each apartment have?
There are both 2-bedroom and 4-bedroom apartments.
How many floors are there? Is there an elevator?
Assignments will be on the first, second, or third floors. The Cove at University Place does not have elevators.
Will CCU staff live on the property?
University Housing will have eight Resident Advisers (RAs) and a Community Coordinator (CC) living at The Cove at University Place to serve as a resource to the residents.
How will I get to campus from The Cove at University Place?
Where is my building located at The Cove?
Here is a property map of the community: The Cove at University Place Map.
Will I need a parking permit?
A University Place parking permit is required to park at The Cove at University Place, including leaseholders.
How will I receive mail while living at The Cove at University Place?
All mail, including packages, for The Cove at University Place residents will be processed through CCU Mail Services located in Sands Hall, 107 Founders Drive, Conway, SC 29526. Find out more about CCU Mail Services here.
Is cable provided?
Residents can access hard-wired cable in the common area and bedroom using a coaxial cable through July 27, 2024, Channel Listing for The Cove. A coaxial cable is not provided. For those who prefer streaming, just connect your device to WiFi.
What amenities are currently available at The Cove?
The Cove has a sand volleyball court, basketball court, and outdoor pool.
Policies and Procedures
Will first and second-year students still be required to live with University Housing and have a meal plan?
Yes. The University Housing and Meal Plan Requirement (STUD-336) remains in effect. All degree-seeking, full-time, first- and second-year students who graduated from high school within two calendar years prior to enrolling at Coastal Carolina University are required to live in residential communities operated by University Housing and to purchase a meal plan. More information about the policy can be found on the University Policies' website.
What are the rules at The Cove at University Place?
Are pets allowed?
Fish are the only pets allowed, if they are in a tank of 10 gallons or less. Service animals and approved support animals may also live at The Cove at University Place.
How do I submit a maintenance request?
General maintenance requests can be submitted through MyCoastalHome. Emergency maintenance requests should be directed to University Place desk or Resident Adviser after hours. Specific contact information will be made available at move-in.
What do I do if I am locked out or lost my key?
You can go to the University Place community desk, located at Grand Strand for assistance.
Will residents at The Cove at University Place be able to stay during breaks?
All University Housing residents, including The Cove at University Place, will be able to remain in their assigned space during Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks. University Housing is closed for winter break. Official dates are posted online.
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