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 the University of Charleston, we take pride in fostering a vibrant and inclusive community that goes beyond the academic realm. Your life at UC is not just about earning a degree; it’s about embarking on a transformative journey filled with unparalleled experiences. Nestled on our beautiful riverbank campus, UC provides an inspiring backdrop for your college years. The picturesque surroundings create an atmosphere conducive to learning, relaxation, and personal growth.

Beyond the classroom, UC Life offers a myriad of opportunities to engage in clubs, organizations, andextracurricular activities. Whether you have a passion for leadership, cultural exploration, or community service, there’s a diverse range of clubs to suit your interests. Our commitment to holistic education extends to fostering a sense of community and camaraderie. You’ll find yourself surrounded by like-minded peers who share your enthusiasm for learning, creativity, and making a positive impact.

Moreover, UC Life encourages students to actively participate in volunteer initiatives. We believe in the power of giving back to the community and developing a strong sense of social responsibility. Through various volunteering opportunities, you’ll have the chance to make a meaningful difference while building lifelong connections with fellow students and community members. Your UC experience is not just about academic achievements; it’s a holistic journey that shapes you into a well-rounded individual prepared to face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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 worksto 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.

Our mission extends into the very fabric of campus life, where students are not just learners but active contributors to their communities.The University of Charleston is not just a place of education; it’s a transformative space that prepares you for a purpose-driven future.

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 residentialstudents 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 Engagement and Recreation

Emily Wikane

Assistant Director of Residence Life

Erin Dunmore

Sexual Awareness & Violence Education Project Director

Lindsay Lanham

Director of Student Activities and Events
Advisor to SAB