How to find your assigned orientation session

Please do not make travel plans and/or lodging reservations until you have checked that your orientation date is confirmed.

One week after you have submitted your online registration form, you’ll be able to see your confirmation online. (We do not mail or email confirmations.) Log onto, select the “academic services” tab, locate the “orientation” box and click on “orientation registration confirmation.”

If you have any additional questions or need to change your orientation session, please email with your name, student ID number and request or question.

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Fall 2014 New Student Calendar Available

Do you know what you need to do next to prepare to be a new College of Charleston student in fall 2014?  If you have been accepted and would like to make sure you are keeping track of everything that needs to be done between now and August, check out the fall 2014 new student calendar.

You can use it as a checklist to make sure you are ready to be College of Charleston Class of 2018 member of the Cougar Nation!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

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Summer 2014 Orientation Registration is Open

Orientation registration is now open for all students who have paid their tuition deposit.  Students register through their MyCharleston account, on the Academic Services tab, in the orientation box.

Information regarding orientation registration can be found in the registration booklet .  Your tuition deposit must be paid and processed for you to be able to register for orientation. It can take up to one week for the deposit to be processed.

To view the academic services tab, you will need to use your permanent credentials (made up of letters not numbers) that was sent to you after the tuition deposit was paid.  If you don’t have that information, email  and request that the permanent credentials information be resent to you. It will be sent to the email address you used on you application.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at

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College of Charleston Closed for Holiday Break

The College of Charleston will be closed Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2 pm through  January 2, 2014 at 8:30 am.

Spring 2014 classes begin Wednesday, January 8, 2014.  

To assist you, we have included some helpful information that may answer your questions:

For information on New Student Orientation or family orientation, please take a look at our website at

If you are an accepted student to the College of Charleston and plan to enroll in the Spring 2014 semester, you will need to attend orientation. Orientation will be held Jan. 6 and 7, 2014. For information on new student orientation and instructions on how to register, please refer to our information booklet at

If you registered for orientation before December 20, 2013, you can view orientation confirmation information at

Please note that there is a registration hold on your account. You will not be able to enroll for Spring 2014 classes until your orientation. The hold will be removed once you attend orientation where you will meet with an academic advisor and register for Spring 2014 classes.

Some helpful College of Charleston websites are:

 Academic Advising and Planning Center -

Office of Financial Assistance and Veteran’s Affairs -

Treasurer’s Office -

For additional assistance, please refer to the College of Charleston website at


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2014-2015 Orientation Internship Application Available

Remember those interns you met at orientation? You can be part of the orientation intern team!

New Student Programs is recruiting talented and motivated students to be part of the 2013-2014 Orientation Intern Team!

Being an Orientation Intern is a great way to make connections on campus, meet new friends, and earn valuable work experience!

The internship application packet is available for summer 2013 and January 2014 at

Interested students can complete their application online and turn in their reference form to the Office of New Student Programs no later than 5:00pm January 17, 2013.

Interns must be available for all training and orientation dates and are paid for training time and hours worked during orientation. Once your application is reviewed, selected students will be contacted for a personal interview.

Questions? Email your questions or call 843-953-2017.

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January 2014 Orientation Registration is Open

We are proud to announce that the January 2014 New Student orientation registration is open through MyCharleston.  Students who have paid their tuition deposit will be able to access the registration form four to five days after they pay their tuition deposit.  The orientation will be January 6 and 7, 2014.  Spring 2014 classes begin on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

One week after students have registered, they will be able to view their confirmation on the orientation confirmation link in MyCharleston.  You can view the confirmation newsletter  for more details about check in, etc.

New students may also find the January 2014 New Student Calendar helpful.

Please feel free to email if you have questions.  Please note that the College of Charleston will be closed from Dec 21, 2013 to Jan 1, 2014.  The campus offices will reopen on January 2nd at 8:30 a.m.

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Center for Student Learning – Fall 2013 Information

There is a lot going on in the CSL and we want your students to be a part of it!


The CSL is excited to open for this fall semester beginning this coming Monday, September 2! Our walk-in tutoring labs, individual tutoring, and study skills workshops will all begin on Monday. We are also hosting an Open House on Monday as well from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm with give-a-ways, snacks, and students and staff available to answer your student’s questions.


Walk-in Tutoring Labs:

Our walk-in tutoring labs that will be opening on Monday include: Accounting Lab, Foreign Language Tutoring Lab, Math Lab, Science Tutoring Lab (NEW this fall), and Writing Lab. Each of the labs has their own schedule, be sure to check on the specific lab’s website to find dates and times that they are open – Fall 2013 schedules are up: The Speaking Lab will not open until Monday, September 9.


Individual Tutoring:

We offer individual tutoring covering some additional courses. All of the courses we support are on our website where students can also request a tutor in any one of the listed courses:


Study Skills Workshops:

101: Is your student looking for ways to be successful this semester at the College of Charleston?  In our first study skills workshop, Succeed @ CofC, we will discuss study strategies that may have worked before and how to transform them to study strategies that will work for you at CofC.  Students will take an inventory to discover their learning style which can inform study strategies specific to them.  Additionally, being successful means having the support around you when you face challenges on your journey, and CofC has many resources on campus that we will discuss to help students be successful at CofC! The dates for this workshop include:

• Monday, September 2 at 5:00 pm in Berry Residence Hall

•Tuesday, September 3 at 4:00 pm in McConnell Residence Hall

•Friday, September 6 at 12:00 pm in the Center for Student Learning


201 (NEW this fall): What’s New @ the Library with guest speakers: Jared Seay and Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem. Learn about the new resources available in the Addlestone Library: EDS (new search for the Library), Browzine (app to read Library journals), KIC Scanner (can scan, OCR, and convert text to audio), and Streaming Video. Reserve your space here: The dates for this workshop include:

•Thursday, September 5 at 3:00 pm in Room 210 on the first floor of the Addlestone Library


Please feel free to contact me or any one of the Center for Student Learning staff if you have any questions about our services!


We look forward to academically supporting your students in any way we can!



Melissa Hortman, M.Ed.

Study Skills Program Coordinator

Center for Student Learning

College of Charleston



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Thank you for being part of summer 2013 orientation

Thank you to all the new students and their families for participating in the summer  2013 orientations.  The Office of New Student programs is happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have after attending.  You can reach us by emailing, calling 843-953-2017, or stopping by our office.  Our office is open from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.

You can view the pictures from orientation at

For students starting in the spring 2014 semester, we are getting busy preparing to welcome you to campus.  We will mail out orientation information in November to students who have paid their tuition deposit.  The orientation will be held on January 6-7, 2014 and the first day of classes is January 8, 2014.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

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2013 New Student Orientation Video

We’ve had a great time meeting all the new students and families at orientation this year.  Check out all the fun at


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Orientation Check In – Summer 2013

We are excited to meet students and families at orientation at orientation this summer.   Please plan to arrive between 7:30 and 8:15 a.m. at Cougar Mall, which is the open space between Maybank Hall and Robert Scott Small Building. At check in, you will receive your personalized orientation schedule and your family will receive theirs. You will also receive a free lunch ticket for Liberty Street Fresh Food Company, where you and your family can try campus dining on Day 1 or Day  2 of your schedule. Student interns will be available around the campus to direct you and your family to the check-in location.

If you have questions on what to bring, check out the student orientation information booklet and if you have family attending they should review the family orientation booklet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

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