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On-campus Dining

  • You can put money on your ID badge to use in the cafeteria
  • Some vending machines accept credit cards.
  • Coffee in the cafeteria is only 75 cents and with a receipt, you can get free refills all day.
  • The hospital cafeteria has amazingly yummy, healthy frozen yogurt! The best study snack ever!(Caveat: not open on Saturdays.☹)
  • Halo and the Wickliffe House are both on campus and they are delicious! Halo also delivers.
  • The Starbucks in ART offers a 10% discount to students and employees who show their MUSC ID.


  • Hagood is free, but fills up around 7 or 8 am
  • Parking in spots with green/white signs in residential is free, but can only park for 2 hours and they will give tickets!
  • You can park in the employee parking garage across from CHP (on the corner of Rutledge & Vanderhorst) for free on the weekends and from 4 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.
  • You can pay $5 w/student ID to park at the parking garage on the corner of Bee & President St. 5x/month. – Great if you’re running late!
  • CARTA buses are free in Charleston w/your MUSC badge.
  • You can park at the Citadel Mall in W. Ashley, Wal-Mart on James Island, or K-Mart in Mt. Pleasant/North Charleston and take the CARTA bus to campus everyday. It’s free & they have Express Routes right into downtown, which is called the CARTA Express Park and Ride.
  • You can take ANY bus from the free Hagood parking lot to campus, ART, & Jonathan Lucas. Then, take CARTA Medical Shuttle from campus to Hagood.
  • Link to parking management:


  • Healing Garden outside of Hollings behind Baruch/COP is a great place to sit outside and have lunch!
  • There is a farmers’ market in the Horseshoe every Friday most of the year.
  • Most exercise classes are free at the gym, and the gym membership itself is free for students.
  • When it rains, you can get from CHP → Hospital → Library → BSB → Pharmacy Bldg w/o going outside by using the 2nd floor bridges.

Student Services

  • Fax machine in Writing Center available for students
  • Writing center/CAE services are free
  • Free printing cards are available for each student (in their respective college’s dean’s offices) at the beginning of the year and can be used in the library.
  • Use the Student Broadcast email to advertise on-campus events!
  • Also read the Student Broadcast email to stay on top of upcoming events/activities!
  • If you lose your ID badge, just go to Public Safety (on Doughty St.) and they will make you a new one for free! – They don’t charge students anymore!
  • There is a post office in the Bee Street parking garage.


  • Tech support on the 4th floor of the library—will help with SmartPhones, laptops, etc.
  • Unlimited free printing in the CAE office (2nd floor of library) and CHP Café, just bring your own paper!

Charleston Deals and Discounts

  • The battery is a beautiful place to run!
  • There’s a free Art Walk in downtown Charleston the 1st Friday of March, May, October, and December from 5-8 p.m.
  • Farmer’s Market in Marion Square on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April to mid-December.
  • Your Pie, off Hwy 17 in W. Ashley, has $6 Tuesdays. You build your own pizza so it can be as healthy or unhealthy as you want. $6 Tuesdays includes a 10” pizza & drink
  • Sunday brunch specials at Triangle Char & Bar (W. Ashley off Hwy 17)
  • Sunday night – ½ off burritos at Yo Burrito downtown (& Mt. P?)
  • Monday - $2.50 tacos at Zia Taqueria (Maybank Hwy, James Island)
  • Tuesday – ½ off burgers at Moe’s Crosstown Tavern (not the burrito place)
  • Wednesday – Wild Wings downtown – buy a dozen wings/fingers, get a dozen free
  • 15% discount with MUSC student ID at Locals Sushi and Bar at 1150 Queensborough Blvd
  • 20% discount with MUSC student ID at Austin's on Spring Street--walking distance from campus!
  • 10% discount with MUSC student ID at Octobachi on Spring Street--walking distance from campus!
  • 10% discount with MUSC ID at Jason's Deli (Savannah Highway).
  • Tuesday night - $3 plain burger at Sesame (Citadel Mall)

Interesting Charleston facts

  • The Port of Charleston, the third busiest container port on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, handles more than 8 million tons of cargo annually. It is one of the most efficient and productive container ports in the world.
  • Charleston has an average of 230 days of sunshine a year!
  • Most of the city of Charleston is at or below sea level! A large part of downtown was marshland until it was filled in to make prime real estate.
  • The Arthur Ravenel Bridge is the longest cable stay bridge in America. It’s 2.5 miles long, is 186 ft above the water with the towers reaching to 570 ft, has 8 traffic lanes, and cost $632,000,000 to build!
  • The first decisive victory in the Revolutionary War was fought here at the Battle of Fort Sullivan.
  • The Ordinance of Secession was signed here to begin the unrest that led to the Civil War.
  • The official beginning of the Civil War happened here at Fort Sumter in 1860.
  • America's first museum, The Charleston Museum, was founded here in 1773.
  • Charleston boasts the first public college, museum and playhouse in the United States.
  • George Gershwin composed his well known opera Porgy and Bess while living on Folly Beach, South Carolina. Porgy and Bess are buried in the James Island Presbyterian Church graveyard.
  • The first game of golf played in the United States took place in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Four Corners of Law: Intersection of Meeting and Broad Streets

o St. Michael’s Episcopal Church: represents God’s law
o Charleston City Hall: represents local law
o Charleston County Courthouse: represents state law
o U.S. Post Office: represents federal law


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