MUSC Student Government Association
Did You Know?
- 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: www.musc.edu/parking
- 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.
- 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