Yes, you're a student, but that doesn't mean all of your time is going to be spent behind a desk.
We call this student *life* for a reason. UC will provide you with a world-class education to prepare you for the future. But life on campus offers plenty of other experiences beyond what takes place in a classroom.
Getting involved in a student organizations makes you a happier and more successful. Research shows that students who are involved with a student organization are more connected to their university and perform better in the classroom. And with more than 35 student organizations, there's plenty of ways to get involved.
Student organizations are a great way to explore interests, meet people, and stay engaged. Join an intramural athletic team, even if you’re not an athlete. Give back to the community through Eagles on a Mission. Put your education to practice through ENACTUS or the Student Ambassador Association. Living on campus makes it easy to meet new people who share your interests; but even if you don't you can still be involved in campus life through these, and other, organizations.
Stay happy and healthy at the state-of-the-art fitness facility; it features the latest workout equipment, basketball courts, and pool along with yoga, zumba and dance classes. This and more is open to students seven days a week. And of course, with the Kanawha River at the doorstep, paddle-boarding, sculling, and canoeing are great activities to enjoy solo or in groups.
At the University of Charleston, it's not a question of what to do, but how much life you can embrace as a student.
Whether it's getting involved with student government; getting your fitness on at the gym; checking out the local arts scene; writing for the Talon school paper; or simply hanging out in the Student Center, campus life at UC has something for everyone.