For New Students
We are excited to have new Chanticleers apply for housing in MyCoastalHome. When you move on campus, you will use MyCoastalHome often as it serves as your 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 or have an automatic 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-336) policy in detail, go to: www.coastal.edu/policies/.
2020-2021 Room Selection Timeline - New Students
Updated May 26, 2020
- Feb. 3 - Housing Application open in MyCoastalHome
- April 1 - Priority Deadline to Apply for Special Interest Housing
- April 27 - Special Interest Housing decisions communicated to CCU email no later than this date
- June 8 - Priority Deadline for Room Selection
- June 11 - Timeslot Notification Emailed
- June 12 - Online Room Selection for Special Interest Housing Based on Assigned Timeslot
- June 16-18 - Online Room Selection Based on Assigned Timeslot
- June 19 - Online Room Selection Open for Students who Applied after June 8; No Timeslot Needed
- June 22 - Pre-Fall Opening Room Changes Open in MyCoastalHome
- July 31 - Pre-Fall Opening Room Changes End
- Aug. 30, 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 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 12. Click here to learn more about Special Interest Housing.
Priority Deadline: Monday, June 8
New students who complete their application by June 8 will be issued time slots first. We do not use application completion date to prioritize students, so there is no rush to complete your application. How do you know you have completed the application? You will receive an email to your CCU email upon completion in addition to the notification in the application process. As long as the application is complete by June 8 you will have first priority of available spaces. Students who apply after June 8 will select a space starting on June 19.
Phase 1: Application & Roommate Search (Opens February 3)
The application and roommate search 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. Please be aware by joining a roommate group and being accepted into one, you are granting members of your roommate group to select your space. 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 select your space first, you will need to complete the entire housing application by the priority deadline, June 8. You know you have completed the application when you receive an email to your CCU email. Completing the housing application still allows you access to make changes to your application (e.g. change meal plan, search for roommates, etc.).
Phase 2: Space Selection (Starts in June)
The space selection phase of the room selection process allows you to select your space. If you are part of a roommate group, you will be able to assign them with you. Only students who complete the application by June 8 will receive a timeslot for priority room selection, June 12-18. Those students who complete the application after June 8 will be eligible to select a space starting on June 19.
Below are links to various parts of our website which will provide you more information during Room Selection
Township Circle Desk
Elvington Loop Desk
University Place Desk
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