For New Students
We are excited to have new Chanticleers apply for housing at MyCoastalHome. When you move on campus, you will use MyCoastalHome often as it serves as you gateway to all things housing and meal plan at Coastal Carolina University. We will send you reminders throughout the process, so make sure you check your CCU email often.
As a reminder, first- and second-year students are required to live in University Housing (unless approved by University Housing for exemption). Students who do not apply for housing and are required to live on campus will be randomly assigned and billed for a space. To review the Housing and Meal Plan Requirement (STUD-CLSE-336) policy in detail, go to: www.coastal.edu/policies/.
2018-2019 Room Selection Timeline - New Students
- Feb. 1 - Housing Application open in MyCoastalHome
- April 1 - Priority Dealine to Apply for Special Interest Housing
- May 1 - Priority Deadline for Room Selection
- June 5 - Timeslot Notification Emailed
- June 7 - Online Room Selection for Special Interest Housing Based on Assigned Timeslot
- June 12-14 - Online Room Selection Based on Assigned Timeslot
- June 15 - Online Room Selection Open for Students who Applied after May 1; No Timeslot Needed
- June 15 - Pre-Fall Opening Room Changes Open at MyCoastalHome
- July 31 - Pre-Fall Opening Room Changes End
- Aug. 31, 11:59 p.m. - Last Day to Change Fall Meal Plan
Special Interest Housing
University Housing partners with several departments to offer living communities based on interest or major. Involvement in Special Interest Housing has proven to be an effective way for students to become invested in their community, and involvement with a community has been shown to lead to better classroom performance and satisfaction with their experience at Coastal Carolina University. Students interested in Special Interest Housing should complete Phase 1 of the application and the Special Interest Housing questions by April 1 for full consideration. Students who apply after April 1 will be considered after we have reviewed all applications received by the deadline. Please be aware being accepted into a Special Interest Housing community will override your roommate requests unless your requested roommate(s) were also accepted to the same community. Students who have been accepted to a Special Interest Housing community will select their space on June 7. Click here to learn more about Special Interest Housing.
Priority Deadline: Tuesday, May 1
New students who complete Phase 1 of their application by Tuesday, May 1 will be issued time slots first. We do not use application completion date to priortize students, so there is no rush to complete your application. How do you know you have completed Phase 1? You will receive an email to your CCU email upon completion of Phase 1. As long as Phase 1 is completed by May 1 you will have first priority of available spaces. Students who apply after May 1 will select a space starting on June 15.
Phase 1: Application & Roommate Pairing (Opens February 1)
The application and roommate pairing phase includes verifying your student information, reviewing and acknowledging understanding of the housing license agreement, making the non-refundable housing application and prepayment (a combined $150), answer lifestyle questions, selecting your meal plan and, if you’re interested, applying for Special Interest Housing.
In addition you and your peers are allowed to search for roommates, request to be someone’s roommate, and accept roommate request invitations. MyCoastalHome will allow you to review other students’ profiles (created by answering the lifestyle questions) and communicate with potential roommates to determine compatibility before inviting them to live with you. In order to request a roommate you will need to know their “Screen Name”, which is the part of the CCU email address before the @ symbol. It is important to have your roommate requests submitted and accepted prior to room selection, so you can look for a space for you and your roommates. Only roommate requests that are mutual will be considered.
In order to be eligible to participate in Phase 2 of the process, you will need to complete Phase 1 by the priority deadline, May 1. You know you have completed Phase 1 when you receive an email to your CCU email address.
Phase 2: Space Selection (Starts in June)
The space selection phase of the room selection process allows you to select your space and submit your housing application. You will receive an automatically generated e-mail (using your @coastal.edu address) when you have completed Phase 2 and the housing application. Completing the housing application still allows you access to make changes to your application (e.g. change meal plan, search for roommates, change assignment, etc.). Only students who complete Phase 1 of the application by May 1 will receive a timeslot for room selection.
Below are links to various parts of our website which will provide you more information during the Room Selection process.
- Apply for Housing
- Special Interest Housing
- Housing and Meal Plan Requirement
- Living Options
- Dining Services
- Room Selection 2018-2019
- Video of Housing Application and Room Selection Process
Township Circle Desk
Elvington Loop Desk
University Place Desk
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