University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Your best life.

Why do you come to college?

We know it’s more than the degree. It’s the chance to discover your passions, make new friends, experience things that you will remember your whole life.

At UC, we offer the chance to study on our beautiful riverbank.  To participate in clubs and organizations. To volunteer. To sing, play, create. Your UC life will provide many amazing opportunities – and many outstanding memories.

Your home away from home.

One of the most exciting opportunities that college offers is living away from home. Because we have a smaller campus, every residence hall is just a few minutes’ walk from class, food options, the Innovation Center, the riverbank, and more.

Our Residence Life staff works to ensure that living on campus is an inclusive, safe, and fun experience for all of our residents. Discover more about living on campus, and how to make UC your home away from home.

Explore Housing

Living the Mission

“… to educate each student for a life of productive work, enlightened living, and community service.” It’s our mission, and each year we provide students with opportunities to learn, experience, broaden their views and give back to our communities.

UC Dining

We know that food can be a very important issue. Parents want to make sure you will be well fed. You want to be sure our food is tasty, with plenty of options. So we do both.

UC Food Services offers a variety of meal options (as well as vegan and gluten free options). All residential students are required to have one of our flexible meal plan options and dining plans are accepted at both of our on-campus dining locations.


What's New?

We are constantly listening to what our students want and, because of that, we are always updating campus with new projects, facilities and facelifts. Interested in seeing what we’ve been working on recently? Take a look!

Our Student Life Team

Supporting your journey as a UC student.

Our Student Life Team

Supporting your journey as a UC student.

Virginia Moore, MA

Vice President/Dean of Students

Asher Ryan White

Director of Residence Life & Judicial Affairs

Violetta Petrosyan

Director of International Students

Grant Brinson

Director of Student Involvement and Intramural Sports

Erin Dunmore

Sexual Awareness & Violence Education Project Director

Lindsay Lanham

Student Life and International Coordinator