The College of Charleston campus will be closed for winter break from Dec. 21, 2019, until Jan. 2, 2020.

Residence halls will reopen at noon on Jan. 5, 2020. Spring semester classes begin on Jan. 8, 2020.

All dining halls will be closed during the break. Chick-fil-A will reopen on Jan. 2, followed by Liberty St. Fresh Food Company and Market 159 on Jan. 5. City Bistro will reopen on Jan. 7. All dining halls will be open on Jan. 8. Spring meal plans begin on Sunday, Jan. 5, with dinner.

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will be in action over the holidays. Check for a complete schedule.

Public Safety will monitor the campus and respond to emergencies. For emergencies, call 911. For routine information and assistance, call 843.953.5609.

Here are some safety tips to remember during the holiday break:

  • Holiday breaks are a vulnerable time for the campus. Thieves take advantage of the decline in foot traffic and overall activity. Please do your part in helping Public Safety protect your personal property over the holiday breaks. If you plan on leaving your bike on campus, it is recommended that you secure it in a highly visible, well-lit area. If you live in a residence hall that has interior bicycle racks (McAlister, Kelly House), it is recommended that you relocate your bike to that location. Students are highly encouraged to take valuables home with them during the winter break. For faculty and staff who utilize offices, please make sure you are securing your office door. If you have valuables, such as phones, laptops, tablets, etc., please consider locking them in a desk drawer or other secure location.
  • As winter break is approaching, now is the time to prepare your residence if you are planning on going out of town for the holiday. For those of you residing in the downtown area, particularly students living in off-campus housing, you can contact the Charleston Police Department (843.720.2426) if you would like an officer to keep an eye on your residence while you are away. Any faculty, staff or students living outside the immediate area are encouraged to call their local police department, as most law enforcement agencies offer this service.
  • Whether you live on or off campus, please make sure that you are locking all doors. Do not leave valuables in plain sight. Be a good neighbor. If you notice anything suspicious, notify Public Safety or local law enforcement immediately.