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Transitions to Campus


Information for the residence halls, Pine View Apartments, and off-campus housing options can be found on CIUOnline.  Students may submit their on-campus housing requests once registration has opened for the semester they plan to attend.  Registration is open once the Registrar alerts new students through their CIUOnline email accounts.  Additional questions can be directed to the Residence Life office at (803) 807-5485.

Health Form

In order to enroll for courses at CIU, each student must fill out and submit the Health Form attached at the bottom of this page to the Health Services office. Contact Health Services with any questions at (803) 807-5056.

Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance.  You will be asked to provide proof of insurance coverage each semester (typically at, or prior to, registration).  If you are covered by a guardian's or employer's plan, please verify your coverage will remain in effect while you are a student and that you will be covered in South Carolina.  Each student should have a copy of his or her insuance card in case medical care is needed.

If you do not have coverage, you must enroll in the CIU-sponsored plan.  More information on this plan can be found here. If you enroll for the insuance online, the cost of the insurance will be added to your fee statement.  If you waive the student insurance, you must also provide a copy of your current insurance I.D. card to Health Services.


  • Columbia International University's Connect:CIU Orientation program assists new undergraduate students in their preparation for college life at CIU. The program provides a comprehensive introduction to both the CIU community and CIU's educational philosophy. While being informative, Connect:CIU is also an opportunity for fun and fellowship.  Each incoming student is required to attend one Connect:CIU Orientation session.  More information will be mailed to all new incoming undergraduate students. If you have any questions, please call (803) 807-5236 or send us an email.  We look forward to meeting you and welcome to the CIU family!

  • Columbia International University's Seminary & Graduate Orientation program assists new students in their preparation for acadmic and community life at CIU. The program provides a comprehensive introduction to both the CIU community and CIU's educational philosophy. While being informative, Orientation is also an opportunity to connect with CIU faculty, staff and students. If you are an incoming seminary or graduate student, welcome to the CIU family! We look forward to having you on campus soon!  Orienation for Spring 2013 will be held all day Monday, January 28, 2013. Plan to spend the day on campus becoming familiar with CIU, finalizing your registration, meeting faculty and staff and interacting with other new students. Seminary & Graduate Orientation is free of charge and includes lunch. Family members are welcome to join you for lunch for a fee.  Orientation for Fall 2013 will be held the Monday before Fall semester classes begin on Monday, August 19, 2013.  All new incoming seminary and graduate students will receive more information, including an Orientation schedule, in the mail. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Life Office at (803) 807-5236 or send us an email.

Columbia Area

Strategically located in the heart of South Carolina, Columbia is a bustling capital city with a distinctly Southern flavor.  More information about Columbia can be found at Discover Columbia.

Student Handbook

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