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Housing and Transportation Information

 Housing and meals are the responsibility of the individual student. Summer students from outside the Charleston area have several options.
  • Staying with family/friends in the area.
  • There are several apartment complexes in the Charleston area that provide 3-month leases.  Students who rent or lease an apartment will be responsible for paying the rent and lease and all utilities associated with their living arrangements.
  • Summer sublets are available on a limited basis around Charleston. MUSC has an Off-Campus Housing office that is happy to assist you with finding available listings in the Charleston area. Once you are accepted into the program you can access this service. Keep in mind that subletting means you will be responsible for the rental amount plus the utilities.
  • Limited dormitory space is available on the College of Charleston campus, on a first come, first served basis. The dormitory is located approximately three quarters of a mile from the MUSC campus. These are double rooms in a two to four bedroom "suite" setting in a co-ed dormitory. Students pay a reduced rate for these rooms, which are only available for the 9 weeks of the program. Linens, pillows, blankets and towels are not provided. Bathrooms are shared and there are no additional amenities however, a phone may be obtained for an additional fee. Internet connections are available in each room. Students must bring their own Ethernet cords. Each room has limited kitchen facilities.   Kitchen and laundry facilities will be shared by occupants.
  • Housing allowances are available only for students who live in dormitory housing.  Allowances for housing and amounts are based on type of funding that supports your acceptance into SURP. 

MUSC Off-Campus Housing
Harper Student Center
45 Courtenay Drive
Suite 213
Charleston SC 29425
843-792-0394 (ph)
843-792-0433 (fax) (Email)

For some great tips to assist you in finding housing in Charleston, check out the following:


Charleston has public bus transportation, which is free to MUSC summer students, so coming and going from housing to campus and back should not pose a problem. For information regarding bus routes please follow this link: If you have a car, the College of Graduate Studies will provide parking in one of the day lots. If you choose to stay in the dormitory, you may either pay for your own parking close to the dormitory, or the College of Graduate Studies will provide a place for you to leave your car on the MUSC campus 24 hours a day, however, you will need to ride the bus, use a bike or walk to MUSC from the College of Charleston dorms everyday. 


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