Student Life

The historic seaport city of Charleston is famous for its architecture and gardens. Grand apartments in centuries-old homes line the charming streets that wander through quiet neighborhoods dating from the 1670s. The Charleston Museum, Charleston Library, and Gibbes Museum of art satisfy various cultural interests. Charleston is also the site of the annual, internationally celebrated Spoleto Arts Festival- when the many Charleston venues join forces to offer over 120 world-class dance, theatre, and opera performances in 17 days and nights. At the same time, the more accessible Piccolo Spoleto adds another 700 cultural experiences to the festival, transforming Charleston into a vibrant cultural mecca.

Year-round attractions include the Charleston Symphony, the Charleston Opera Company, the Choral Society, and many church groups. In addition, the Footlight Players are well-known for their productions. Charleston also boasts a vibrant nightlife with numerous restaurants and clubs.

The presence of nearby colleges, beaches, rivers, and a pleasant subtropical climate add to Charleston’s many charms. Outdoor activities include a variety of water sports such as skiing, surfing, and windsurfing, as well as camping opportunities on the barrier islands in the adjacent wildlife sanctuaries. In addition, the Appalachian Mountains are a three-hour drive from campus and provide for hiking, camping, and snow skiing.

Student Organizations

MUSC Student Government Association (SGA)

MUSC Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Student Programs and Student Diversity

Charleston Visitor Bureau

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Charleston Chamber of Commerce

The Charleston Metro Chamber is a membership organization serving as a collective voice to drive solutions for a thriving community. They work daily for the community to ensure a healthy business environment and tackle the toughest regional challenges like housing attainability, infrastructure, and bridging the talent gap while creating exclusive access, networking and leadership opportunities to grow your business and your employees.

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