Buildings & Facilities
Discover what's on campus
Since the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s founding more than 50 years ago, much has changed on campus and around the Lowcountry. Starting on the former campus of Beaufort College—with its history dating back to the late 1700s—USCB has now grown into a four-year institution with two campuses.
Our two campuses have facilities—some dating back to the 1850s—that you might see when you’re discovering more about USCB on a campus visit, attending class, or taking in an on-campus event.
Built more than 100 years ago, the Art Studio on the Historic Beaufort campus has served as an African-American Presbyterian Church and later housed the first public library for African-Americans in Beaufort. Today, it’s used as an art studio and classroom at the Historic Beaufort campus.
Beaufort College Building
Constructed in 1852 as the main structure of what was then Beaufort College, this building is one of the oldest college buildings in the state. It was rededicated and restored in 2000, and houses senior administrative offices on the Historic Beaufort campus.
Located in the heart of USCB’s Bluffton campus is a 26,000-square-foot Campus Center. With a multipurpose room, student lounge, Shark's Cove Bookstore, and the Sand Bar—a full-service dining hall—it’s a great social hub for all students to come together.
Center for the Arts
The Center for the Arts (CFA) serves as a host site for numerous cultural events and academic functions for Historic Beaufort campus. It houses a 500-seat auditorium with a large, semi-circular lobby, adjoining art gallery and reception area. CFA also has 12 classrooms, faculty offices, a bookstore, and USCB’s chemistry laboratory.
Grace White Student House
The Grace White Student House—named for the first female attorney in Beaufort—houses 16 individuals on the Historic Beaufort campus. Built in the late 1800s, the house went under a $300,000 renovation before opening in 2012. Located on the corner of Carteret and Duke streets, the Grace White House combines the best of both worlds for our students—home-like environment and dorm experience.
Grayson Faculty House
Purchased by USCB in 1980, the Grayson Faculty House sits on the west end of the Historic Beaufort campus. This building houses offices for the Department of Humanities and Fine Arts.
Located on the Bluffton campus, the Hargray Building houses offices for,faculty, admissions, community relations, financial aid, and the registrar,
Bluffton Campus Library
The Bluffton campus houses the newest University of South Carolina library. Between the Bluffton campus library and Historic Beaufort campus library—located in the Sandstone Building—you’ll find a print collection of more than 68,000 volumes, 121 print periodicals, 18,000 serial titles online, 17 newspaper subscriptions, electronic collections of more than 16,000 e-books, and 80 full-text and citation databases.
With apartment-style residence halls housing nearly 700 students—all fully furnished with in-room laundry—living doesn’t get much better than Palmetto Village at the Bluffton campus. Our apartments—three built within the past five years—are not only brand new, but they have the most current technology.
Sand Shark Recreation Center
The newest addition to USCB is the Sand Shark Recreation Center, which opened in January
2015 on the Bluffton campus in Bluffton. The indoor recreation center includes a gymnasium
with two full-size basketball and volleyball courts, a fitness center and athletic
training room, indoor and outdoor storage, and the USCB athletics offices. The 20,000-square-foot
recreation center is accompanied by four acres of multipurpose recreation fields adjacent
to the building.
In 1965, the Sandstone Building was built for general classroom space and adorned with a sandstone façade depicting the history of the administration building and the institution. Today, the building houses financial aid, business office, a computer lab, and a library on the Historic Beaufort campus.
Science and Technology Building
Completed in 2005, the Science and Technology Building on the Bluffton campus contains two classrooms, four science laboratories, four individual research laboratories, six offices, and two lounges.
The Science Building at the Historic Beaufort campus houses three laboratories and faculty offices.