University of Charleston

Residence halls are great places to meet new people and form lifelong friendships.

There are numerous ways in which you can get involved within each residential community. Whether it is through becoming a member of one of several organizations on campus, hall-sponsored programs and activities, or community service, there are many amazing opportunities to become actively engaged in the residential experience.

 

What UC Residence Halls Offer

All residence halls have the following:

  • Laundry Facilities
  • Drink and snack vending machines
  • Ice machines
  • Air conditioning/heating
  • TV lounges

 

All residence hall rooms have the following:

  • Phone jack
  • Cable TV connection
  • Phone service (local phone service is provided in each room/suite. Residents are responsible for providing a telephone.)
  • Internet access (Residents are provided internet access through wireless internet in all the residence halls.)
  • Electronic access (All halls are equipped with electronic access on the exterior doors. Residents must use their UC ID card to gain access to their building. Visitors should contact the person they are visiting on the ‘call phone’ and must always be escorted while in the building.)

 

Linens

UC residence halls feature beds that are longer than 76 inches and require specially-sized sheets, mattress pads, and comforters to fit the mattresses.

To make it convenient and cost-effective for our students, UC works with Residence Hall Linens to provide linen packages. This program provides a wide variety of packages to choose from that are guaranteed to fit UC residence hall beds. Please order as early as you can to ensure that you receive your color and pattern choice.

Undergraduate Residence Halls

Undergraduate students can live in one of three residence halls. Students new to UC live in Brotherton Hall while other undergraduate students live in either Ratrie Hall or Middle Hall.

bunk beds in decorated dorm room

Brotherton Hall houses freshman undergraduate students. This four-story, co-ed residence hall has elevator access and offers double room housing accommodations as well as:

  • In-house conference room used for student meetings and study groups
  • Seven lounge areas/study rooms, two on each floor and one on the first floor
  • Large main lounge with a big-screen television, foosball table and air hockey table
  • Laundry facility on the first floor (cost of laundry is built into your housing fees)
  • FREE cable
  • FREE internet (cable and wireless)
  • Private bathroom/suite area (two double rooms share a bathroom)
  • Seven Resident Assistants and One Resident Director

 

Housing Fees 2019-2020Full Academic YearSemester
Double $ 5,200.00 $ 2,600.00
Single $ 6,760.00 $ 3,380.00

 

Ratrie Hall houses upperclassman students and is one of two residence halls on campus where students who are 21 years of age have the privilege to consume alcohol in their residence hall room as long as their roommate and all visitors are 21 years of age.

This four-story, co-ed residence hall has elevator access and offers several types of housing accommodations such as double rooms, single rooms, and apartment-style living as well as:

  • In-house conference room used for student meetings and study groups
  • One lounge per floor with seating areas and television
  • Laundry facility on the first floor (cost for laundry is built into your housing fees)
  • FREE cable
  • FREE internet (cable and wireless)
  • Pool table in the main lounge on the first floor
  • Vending machines on the first floor
  • Private bathrooms
  • Alcohol allowed in rooms if students and all roommates are 21 years of age or older
  • Six Resident Assistants and One Resident Director

 

Middle Hall houses upperclassman students. UC Honors College students also live in Middle Hall.

This five-story, co-ed residence hall has elevator access and offers several types of housing accommodations such as double rooms, single rooms, suites (without cookstove) and apartment (with cookstove) style living as well as:

  • One lounge per floor with sitting areas and television
  • Main lounge has a flat-screen television, eating area and recreational game area
  • Laundry facility on the first floor (cost for laundry is built into your housing fees)
  • FREE cable
  • FREE internet (cable and wireless)
  • Vending machines on multiple floors
  • Private bathroom
  • Eight Resident Assistants and One Resident Director

 

Housing Fees 2019-2020Full Academic YearSemester
Double $ 5,300.00 $ 2,650.00
Single$ 6,920.00$ 3,460.00
Apartment$ 6,100.00$ 3,050.00
Suite$ 5,700.00$ 2,850.00

 

 

Graduate Student Housing

Graduate students can live in East Apartments, a four-story apartment building attached to our on-campus parking garage.

East Apartments offers:

  • One bedroom/shared (1 person or married couple, 828 square feet)
  • Four bedroom (4 people, 1,245 square feet)

 

Each apartment has the following:

  • Fully furnished with a couch, two chairs, two end tables, television stand (will accommodate a flat-screen or regular style)
  • Twin-sized bed with extra-long mattress (one-bedroom apartments have a queen-size bed)
  • One closet in each bedroom (one-bedroom apartments have two closets)
  • Three-drawer dresser
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Refrigerator, stove, microwave and kitchen table with four chairs
  • All utilities are included (electric, water, trash, sanitation, basic cable, internet (wired and wireless), and local telephone service

 

Note: Four-bedroom units have a walk-in closet, coat closet and two bathrooms

 

The building features:

  • Two trash rooms on each floor
  • Parking space inside the parking garage
  • Several study lounges on each floor
  • Multiple building entrances (entry by student ID access card only)

 

East Apartments has six Resident Assistants. Staff is available to assist residents with maintenance needs, lock-outs, signing of lease, and check-in/check-out procedures. Students can choose a 9-month or 12-month lease option.

Housing Fees 2019-2020Full Academic Year*SemesterSummer Rate**
One Bedroom$ 9,000.00$ 4,500.00$ 900.00
Efficiency$ 8,500.00$ 4,250.00 $ 850.00
Two Bedroom$ 7,880.00$ 3,940.00$ 788.00
Four Bedroom$ 7,530.00$ 3,765.00$ 753.00

*Academic year rates apply to a 9-month lease (August 15 – May 15)

**Summer rates are monthly rates that apply to summer months (May 15 – August 15)

 

Asher Ryan White

Director of Residence Life & Judicial Affairs