Dean’s List for Spring 2017 semester posted

The semester/faculty honors for spring 2017 are posted at http://registrar.cofc.edu/honors/index.php

The College of Charleston has the following honors.

Criteria and Lists Effective Fall 2015

President’s List (Highly Distinguished)

  • Student was enrolled in and completed at least 14 semester hours and earned a GPA of 3.800 or higher
  • A student may not have an “I” (Incomplete) or a grade lower than “C” to qualify. No president’s list is released for courses taken during the summer terms.  This honor will be noted on the transcript as “Highly Distinguished.”

Dean’s List (Distinguished)

  • Student was enrolled in and completed at least 14 semester hours and earned a GPA of 3.600 or higher
  • A student may not have an “I” (Incomplete) or a grade lower than “C” to qualify. No dean’s list is released for courses taken during the summer terms.  This honor will be noted on the transcript as “Distinguished.”

++++++++++++++++++++

If you have any questions regarding the postings, please email registrar@cofc.edu.

If you want a press release sent to your hometown paper, please go to http://marcomm.cofc.edu/divisionoffices/media-relations/hometown-news/index.php for instructions.

Congratulations to all the students who will make the lists and the families who supported the students during the past semester.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

CofC Parent Weekly Updates – June 12-16, 2017

Important Dates:

June 19 – August 18 Summer Orientations begin (Registration required for these two-day events): http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php

July 7 – Charleston Bridge Orientation (Registration required, one-day event)

August 18-19 – Residence Hall move-in (time, day, floor based on residence hall)

August 21 – New Student Convocation

August 22 – Fall classes begin

August 28 – Last day to drop/add

October 16-17 – Fall break

October 21 – Mid Term grades available on MyCharleston

October 26 – Last day to withdraw from a fall course

November 22-26 – No classes (College closed November 23-26)

December 4 – Last day of classes

December 6-13 – Exams

December 15 – Fall grades available by 5:00pm

December 16 – Fall 2017 Commencement

 

Campus Housing: http://housing.cofc.edu/

If you have questions about on campus housing, room sign-up, roommate assignment, technical issues with room sign-up, maintenance work needed to a room or the hall, room assignment, or wish to make comments/suggestions please contact Campus Housing directly at housing@cofc.edu or call 843-953-5523. Posting to the listserv will not ensure that your inquiry is seen or addressed by housing.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

New Student Checklist:

http://orientation.cofc.edu/checklist/index.php

 

New students complete the Health form:

All new students must complete the required Health Form. You can find the Immunization Record form at http://studenthealth.cofc.edu/docs/immunization-record-form-09-20-16.pdf. Health forms contain valuable information including medical history, allergies and immunizations that allows Health Services to provide students with the best possible care. Information must be completed by all new students before classes begin. For more information, refer here.

  • You or your student can deliver this document in person during summer orientation. You can also mail or fax this. See information link above for contact information.
  • This is only required of NEW students. If your student has completed this in the past, they do NOT need to complete a new one.

Summer 2017 – New Student & Family Orientation:

The Office of New Student Programs provides 10 two-day summer orientations and a one-day Charleston Bridge orientation (July 7) for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall your student should complete the online orientation registration thru MyCharleston.

 

For information about new student orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php.

You may find more information about the orientation schedules at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation-schedules/index.php. If your student wishes to stay on campus during their summer orientation session you may find information about summer housing at: http://housing.cofc.edu/orientation-housing/index.php. This fee is not included in the new student fee paid for orientation.

 

*Please note that participants in Charleston Bridge attend orientation on July 7. This orientation is only for Charleston Bridge participants and the event requires registration. The Charleston Bridge Orientation registration channel can found on the academic services tab in MyCharleston – scroll down to the bottom and you will find this on the left side of the web page. Do not use the summer orientation registration channel to register for this event. More information at: http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/bridge-orientation.php

 

Summer 2017 – Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online.

 

If your student did not include any family members to attend the family orientation when they registered for orientation just email orientat@cofc.edu with your student’s full name and CWID and we will add family members to their registration!  If you are not sure email or call us and we can confirm your registration. The family orientation is highly evaluated and we encourage parents to attend if possible. To read about Family Orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/family-orientation.php. If you have questions email orientat@cofc.edu or call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

 

Cougar Excursion for new students – August 17-19:

http://hslc.cofc.edu/cougar-excursion/index.php

Cougar Excursion (CE) is an interactive program specifically designed to increase new, freshmen students’ campus knowledge and facilitate a sense of community. Through this unique experience, natural leadership ability begins to transform into skills that are pivotal to mastering the first year and beyond.  New Students participating in Cougar Excursion spend several days at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. The experience focuses on developing leadership skills and it is a great way for new students to meet other first year students and upperclassmen. The program fee is $245.00 for lodging, transportation and meals. An additional charge for early move in for two nights will be applied. This opportunity is provided by the Higdon Student Leadership Center – if you have questions about this program call the Higdon Student Leadership Center at 843-953-6356 or email HigdonSLC@cofc.edu.

*Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 August 17-18 or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because the schedules conflict.

 

Websites of interest:

Campus E-mails:

College of Charleston Social Media:

You may want to check out the social media directory for the college, which has a list of campus offices and departments on many different social media platforms, at http://social.cofc.edu/social-media-directory/index.php

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

Listserv members are encouraged to visit the Parent website at www.cofc.edu/parents, which is updated frequently by the New Student Programs staff. The website has a variety of resources for parents of new and currently enrolled students. You may also unsubscribe or change your listserv subscription setting using the link provided on the website. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

CofC Parent Weekly Updates – June 4-11, 2017

Important Dates:

June – August Summer Orientation (Registration required for this two-day event): http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php

July 7 – Charleston Bridge Orientation (Registration required, one-day event)

August 18-19 – Residence Hall move-in (time, day, floor based on residence hall)

August 21 – New Student Convocation

August 22 – Fall classes begin

August 28 – Last day to drop/add

October 16-17 – Fall break

October 21 – Mid Term grades available on MyCharleston

October 26 – Last day to withdraw from a fall course

November 22-26 – No classes (College closed November 23-26)

December 4 – Last day of classes

December 6-13 – Exams

December 15 – Fall grades available by 5:00pm

December 16 – Fall 2017 Commencement

 

Websites of interest:

 

Campus E-mails:

Campus Housing: http://housing.cofc.edu/

If you have questions about on campus housing, room sign-up, roommate assignment, technical issues with room sign-up, maintenance work needed to a room or the hall, room assignment, or wish to make comments/suggestions please contact Campus Housing directly at housing@cofc.edu or call 843-953-5523. Posting to the listserv will not ensure that your inquiry is seen or addressed by housing.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

New Student Checklist:

http://orientation.cofc.edu/checklist/index.php

 

Summer 2017 – New Student Orientation June-August:

The Office of New Student Programs provides 10 two-day summer orientations for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall your student should complete the online orientation registration thru MyCharleston. For information about new student orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php.

You may find more information about the orientation schedules at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation-schedules/index.php

If your student wishes to stay on campus during summer orientation session you may find information about summer housing at:http://housing.cofc.edu/orientation-housing/index.php. This fee is not included in the new student fee paid for orientation.

*Please note that participants in Charleston Bridge attend orientation on July 7. This orientation is only for Charleston Bridge participants and the event requires registration. The Charleston Bridge Orientation registration channel can found on the academic services tab in MyCharleston – scroll down to the bottom and you will find this on the left side of the web page. Do not use the summer orientation registration channel to register for this event. More information at: http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/bridge-orientation.php

 

Summer 2017 – Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online.

If your student did not include any family members to attend the family orientation when they registered for orientation just email orientat@cofc.edu with your student’s full name and CWID and we will add family members to their registration!  If you are not sure email or call us and we can confirm your registration. The family orientation is highly evaluated and we encourage parents to attend if possible. To read about Family Orientation visit our website athttp://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/family-orientation.php. If you have questions email orientat@cofc.edu or call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017

Cougar Excursion for new students – August 17-19:

http://hslc.cofc.edu/cougar-excursion/index.php

Cougar Excursion (CE) is an interactive program specifically designed to increase new, freshmen students’ campus knowledge and facilitate a sense of community. Through this unique experience, natural leadership ability begins to transform into skills that are pivotal to mastering the first year and beyond.  New Students participating in Cougar Excursion spend several days at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. The experience focuses on developing leadership skills and it is a great way for new students to meet other first year students and upperclassmen. The program fee is $245.00 for lodging, transportation and meals. An additional charge for early move in for two nights will be applied. This opportunity is provided by the Higdon Student Leadership Center – if you have questions about this program call the Higdon Student Leadership Center at 843-953-6356 or email HigdonSLC@cofc.edu.

*Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 August 17-18 or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because the schedules conflict.

 

New students complete the Health form:

All new students must complete the required Health Form. You can find the Immunization Record form athttp://studenthealth.cofc.edu/docs/immunization-record-form-09-20-16.pdf. Health forms contain valuable information including medical history, allergies and immunizations that allows Health Services to provide students with the best possible care. Information must be completed by all new students before classes begin. For more information, refer here.

  • You or your student can deliver this document in person during summer orientation. You can also mail or fax this. See information link above for contact information.
  • This is only required of NEW students. If your student has completed this in the past, they do NOT need to complete a new one.

College of Charleston Social Media:

You may want to check out the social media directory for the college, which has a list of campus offices and departments on many different social media platforms, at http://social.cofc.edu/social-media-directory/index.php

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

Listserv members are encouraged to visit the Parent website at www.cofc.edu/parents, which is updated frequently by the New Student Programs staff. The website has a variety of resources for parents of new and currently enrolled students. You may also unsubscribe or change your listserv subscription setting using the link provided on the website. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

CofC Parent Weekly Updates – May 22-28, 2017

Important Dates:

May 29 – CofC closed for the Memorial Day holiday

June – August Summer Orientation dates (Registration required for this two-day event): http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php

July 7 – Charleston Bridge Orientation (Registration required, one-day event)

August 19-20 – Residence Hall move-in (time, day, floor based on residence hall)

August 21 – New Student Convocation

August 22 – Fall classes begin

August 28 – Last day to drop/add

October 16-17 – Fall break

October 21 – Mid Term grades available on MyCharleston

October 26 – Last day to withdraw from a fall course

November 22-26 – No classes (College closed November 23-26)

December 4 – Last day of classes

December 6-13 – Exams

December 15 – Fall grades available by 5:00pm

December 16 – Fall 2017 Commencement

 

Websites of interest:

Campus E-mails:

Declaring a major (Program of Study Management)

Students can submit their major declaration requests online through the Program of Study Management (POSM) channel located on the Academic Services tab in

MyCharleston – http://my.cofc.edu/.

 

2017 Maymester/Summer Sessions:

View the course listing at: http://summer.cofc.edu/

 

Summer School Financial Aid:

http://finaid.cofc.edu/financial-aid-information/general/summerschool/index.php. If you have any questions regarding financial aid for summer courses, please emailfinancialaid@cofc.edu

 

Summer Housing on campus:

The information regarding summer housing can be found at http://housing.cofc.edu/summer-housing/index.php.

Campus Housing: http://housing.cofc.edu/

If you have questions about on campus housing, room sign-up, roommate assignment, technical issues with room sign-up, maintenance work needed to a room or the hall, room assignment, or wish to make comments/suggestions please contact Campus Housing directly at housing@cofc.edu or call 843-953-5523. Posting to the listserv will not ensure that your inquiry is seen or addressed by housing.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

New Student Checklist:

http://orientation.cofc.edu/checklist/index.php

 

Summer 2017 – New Student Orientation June-August:

The Office of New Student Programs provides 10 two-day summer orientations for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall your student should complete the online orientation registration thru MyCharleston.  If your student wishes to stay on campus during summer orientation session you may find information about summer housing at: http://housing.cofc.edu/orientation-housing/index.php. This fee is not included in the new student fee paid for orientation. For information about new student orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php.

You may find more information about the orientation schedules at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation-schedules/index.php

*Please note that participants in Charleston Bridge attend orientation on July 7. This orientation is only for Charleston Bridge participants and the event requires registration. The Charleston Bridge Orientation registration channel can found on the academic services tab in MyCharleston – scroll down to the bottom and you will find this on the left side of the web page. Do not use the summer orientation registration channel to register for this event. More information at:http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/bridge-orientation.php

 

Summer 2017 – Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. If your student did not include any family members to attend the family orientation when they registered for orientation just email orientat@cofc.edu with your student’s full name and CWID and we will add family members to their registration!  If you are not sure email or call us and we can confirm your registration. The family orientation is highly evaluated and we encourage parents to attend if possible. To read about Family Orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/family-orientation.php. If you have questions email orientat@cofc.edu or call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017

Cougar Excursion for new students – August 17-19:

http://hslc.cofc.edu/cougar-excursion/index.php

Cougar Excursion (CE) is an interactive program specifically designed to increase new, freshmen students’ campus knowledge and facilitate a sense of community. Through this unique experience, natural leadership ability begins to transform into skills that are pivotal to mastering the first year and beyond.  New Students participating in Cougar Excursion spend several days at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. The experience focuses on developing leadership skills and it is a great way for new students to meet other first year students and upperclassmen. The program fee is $245.00 for lodging, transportation and meals. An additional charge for early move in for two nights will be applied. This opportunity is provided by the Higdon Student Leadership Center – if you have questions about this program call the Higdon Student Leadership Center at 843-953-6356 or email HigdonSLC@cofc.edu.

*Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 August 17-18 or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because the schedules conflict.

 

New students complete the Health form:

All new students must complete the required Health Form. You can find the Immunization Record form at http://studenthealth.cofc.edu/docs/immunization-record-form-09-20-16.pdf

 

Health forms contain valuable information including medical history, allergies and immunizations that allows Health Services to provide students with the best possible care. Information must be completed by all new students before classes begin. For more information, refer here.

  • You or your student can deliver this document in person during summer orientation. You can also mail or fax this. See information link above for contact information.
  • This is only required of NEW students. If your student has completed this in the past, they do NOT need to complete a new one.

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

Listserv members are encouraged to visit the Parent website at www.cofc.edu/parents, which is updated frequently by the New Student Programs staff. The website has a variety of resources for parents of new and currently enrolled students. You may also unsubscribe or change your listserv subscription setting using the link provided on the website. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Spring 2017 Commencement Videos

The Spring 2017 commencement videos are available at the following :

Friday Afternoon  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIWATb6v_6s

Saturday Morning  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHR5aOJUwVg&t=110s

Saturday Afternoon  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lam8jSFgovY

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

End of the Academic Year Recap

Dear Campus Community:

 

As you know, last weekend, we held our spring commencement ceremonies. The events were a success, and our graduates and guests had a wonderful time. I extend my sincerest appreciation to everyone who played a role in the planning, implementation, and execution of our commencement weekend. You all have done the College proud.

 

With graduation completed, another academic year has come and gone. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were holding Convocation in the Cistern Yard. My, how time flies.

 

The 2016–17 academic year was a remarkable one for the College of Charleston. Our faculty and students continued to gain national and international recognition, excelling both inside and outside of the classroom; our university was again ranked on many lists in national publications highlighting our academic excellence, student focus and special programming; our student-athletes competed at the highest levels; and our donors continued to invest in our academic and student experience. As you can see, the College was on the move academically, programmatically and philanthropically.

 

I think it’s important to mark the end of an academic year with a recap of just how much we have accomplished over the past year. Too often, it’s easy to forget all we have undertaken during the course of a year as we hurry from project to project, deadline to deadline.

 

Below is a list of just a few highlights from the 2016–17 academic year grouped by category (academics, student life, athletics, philanthropy and alumni engagement, and institutional). This list, clearly, is not meant to be comprehensive, but more of a touting of just some of the many, many great things that have taken place that have helped propel us forward as an institution.

 

Academics

 

Student Life

  • The first Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) in the state of South Carolina moved forward this year with the hiring of Wood Marchant in November 2016. The CRP is designed to provide a structured, healthy community where students recovering from substance and addictive disorders can thrive academically and socially while actively pursuing their recovery. This program is primarily funded through philanthropic support and grants from Transforming Youth Recovery and the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services.
  • The College’s Panhellenic Council received the National Panhellenic Council Achievement Award for College Panhellenics (given to only 25 councils in the country).
  • Dance Marathon raised $51,000 for MUSC Children’s Hospital. Housed within the Higdon Student Leadership Center, Dance Marathon is the largest student-run philanthropic event at the College.
  • The Center for Civic Engagement provided approximately 122 students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to participate in nine different alternative break service immersion programs throughout the 2016–17 academic year. In 2017, as a part of the Alternative Spring Break program, four groups of students, faculty and staff traveled to Washburn, Tenn.; Miami, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Las Marias, P.R., to complete service related to environmentalism, sustainability, affordable housing and human trafficking. In all, students contributed more than 1,400 hours of direct service with an estimated dollar value of volunteer time equaling $32,984.
  • Cougarpalooza, sponsored by CAB and the Office of Student Life, had more than 2,800 students in attendance on the evening of the final day of classes for spring semester.

 

Athletics

  • Matt Roberts began his tenure as athletics director in January 2017.
  • Breanna Bolden set several College of Charleston women’s basketball records this season, including becoming the College’s all-time leading scorer. For the third year in a row, she was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Men’s golf won their fourth straight Colonial Athletic Association championship and swept the top conference honors: William Rainey ’17  (golfer of the year), Michael Sass (rookie of the year) and Mark McEntire (coach of the year). Parker Derby ’17 became the sixth all-time men’s golfer in program history to win the conference individual title. The golf team also made their program-best fourth-straight appearance in the NCAA Regionals.
  • Laura Fuenfstueck ’17 was named Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Golfer of the Year for the third time of her storied four-year career and advanced to nationals – the first women’s golfer in program history to do so.
  • The men’s basketball team had a great year and advanced all the way to the CAA conference finals and earned an at-large berth in the NIT. The team secured many conference honors: Earl Grant (coach of the year) as well as five individual player honors.
  • Three College of Charleston sailors competed in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, including Enrique Arathoon ’17 in the Men’s Laser Class.
  • Fifty-four current and former student-athletes graduated in May. Of the fifty-four students, 11 of them graduated with honors and two of them graduated with master’s degrees.

 

Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

  • On June 30, 2016, the College completed BOUNDLESS: The Campaign for the College of Charleston. BOUNDLESS raised $138.7 million from nearly 24,000 donors, including more than 10,000 alumni. It is the most successful philanthropic and engagement effort in the College’s 247-year history.
  • This fall, the College received a $1 million endowment in support of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. The donation is a gift from Deborah Chalsty, a member of the Halsey’s Advisory Board.
  • Google invested another $200,000 in the College’s Race and Social Justice Initiative. This initiative has had transformational reach for our students and our community at grassroots levels, including K-12 schools. Google’s generous gift supports community outreach programs that foster dialogue surrounding social inequities. One such example of the programming was in March, when MacArthur Fellow and best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke to an audience of almost 3,000 in TD Arena.
  • Eight Houston-based alumni established the Geology Alumni Endowed Award. The award supports undergraduate research, field studies and travel to national and international conferences. To date, these donors, along with their corporations’ matching gift programs, have raised $313,173 of their $500,000 goal.
  • For 36 hours, on August 22–23, all Cougars (alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends and even students) came together and welcomed our new and returning students to campus by participating in #CougarWelcome with a gift of any size to the College of Charleston Fund. 370 donors invested in the CofC experience by giving back to the fund, which supports all aspects of the College campus. Through this annual tradition, our community shows love for our school, its programs and, most importantly, its students returning to campus for another successful year. I hope everyone will join me in supporting the third annual #CougarWelcome this August 21–22!
  • Fall Alumni Weekend was re-established in 2016 as an opportunity for engagement among alumni, students and faculty. More than 1,000 alumni and guests participated in events in November, including the annual Alumni Awards Gala. Spring Alumni Weekend was held two weeks ago and brought over 4,000 alumni and guests to the College, including an alumnus living in Hong Kong, for a weekend filled with events that culminated in A Charleston Affair.
  • In May 2017, Alumni Affairs launched a new webpage called Commemorating the College’s Milestones in Diversity. The page features notable minority alumni and details their accomplishments. You can check it out here: https://alumni.cofc.edu/milestones-in-diversity.

 

Institutional

  • Professor Rénard Harris was named the College’s permanent Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer.
  • The College had a successful on-site SACSCOC visit. We expect to have our accreditation reaffirmed at the SACSCOC December meeting.
  • Construction is nearing completion on the Rita Liddy Hollings Science Building. The expected move-in date is late June.
  • The College is completing its renovation of the 176 Lockwood Blvd. property (near the Ashley River). The offices of Procurement and the Controller as well as the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Center for Livable Communities will move into this space this summer.
  • Towell Library will become the College’s Alumni Center in August 2017. The Office of Alumni Affairs will move in this summer and will hold a grand opening celebration during Fall Alumni Weekend (Nov. 17–19).
  • The College held the German American Business Summit, a full-day career, panel and networking event for community partners providing an opportunity to discuss German business relations, with the College and in Charleston and the U.S. Approximately 500 people (including 186 students) attended the various events throughout the day. This event was organized by the College’s Department of German and Russian Studies, the Career Center, the School of Business, and the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, in partnership with the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States.

 

It is an honor to report on the many significant achievements and milestones of a tremendous year. Our successes are made possible because of all of you. It’s the strength of the College of Charleston family that is behind our momentum. It’s also a testament to what we can achieve when we work together.

 

By remaining true to our College identity, which calls on us to “Know Thyself,” we can build on the solid foundation of the 2016–17 academic year and accomplish even more remarkable things in the next school year and beyond.

 

I thank you for all you have done and will continue to do for the College, and I wish you a wonderful and productive summer.

 

Sincerely,

 

Glenn

 

 

Glenn F. McConnell ’69

President

College of Charleston

66 George Street

Charleston, SC 29424

843.953.5500

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

CofC Parent Weekly Updates – May 15-21, 2017

Important Dates:

June – August Summer Orientation dates (registration required): http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php

August 19-20 – Residence Hall move-in (time, day, floor based on residence hall)

August 21 – New Student Convocation

August 22 – Fall classes begin

August 28 – Last day to drop/add

October 16-17 – Fall break

October 21 – Mid Term grades available on MyCharleston

October 26 – Last day to withdraw from a fall course

November 22-26 – No classes (College closed November 23-26)

December 4 – Last day of classes

December 6-13 – Exams

December 15 – Fall grades available by 5:00pm

December 16 – Fall 2017 Commencement

 

Undergraduate Academic Services:

Students with questions about their academic status, academic probation, dismissal, leave of absence, or the withdrawal process may contact Undergraduate Academic Services (UAS) at undergrad@cofc.edu or call 843-953-5674. Students can also schedule an appointment with Undergraduate Academic Services online using Appointment Manager. They can also schedule an appointment though MyCharleston under the Academic Services Tab. At the end of the semester final grades will be reviewed to determine if students have met the minimum scholastic requirements. Students on academic probation will be reviewed to determine if they have met their target GPA to get back to good standing or have met your Satisfactory Academic Progress number calculated by UAS.

 

Academic Standards: http://undergrad.cofc.edu/academic-standards/index.php

Students enrolled at the College of Charleston must earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) to avoid being placed on academic probation. These requirements are on a sliding scale based upon the total number of credit hours earned by the student.

Credits Earned GPA Required
0-19 1.50
20-59 1.80
60 and up 2.0
  • If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including maymester and summer session, meets the minimum requirement as listed above, but is below 2.0, then the student will be placed on academic warning.
  • If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including maymester and summer session, is less than minimum requirement as listed above, the student is placed on academic probation.
  • First year provisionally admitted students must earn 24 hours with a 2.0 cumulative GPA by the end of their first academic year.

New Student Checklist:

http://orientation.cofc.edu/checklist/index.php

 

Campus Housing: http://housing.cofc.edu/

If you have questions about on campus housing, room sign-up, roommate assignment, technical issues with room sign-up, maintenance work needed to a room or the hall, room assignment, or wish to make comments/suggestions please contact Campus Housing directly at housing@cofc.edu or call 843-953-5523. Posting to the listserv will not ensure that your inquiry is seen or addressed by housing.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

Summer 2017 – New Student Orientation June-August:

The Office of New Student Programs provides 10 two-day summer orientations for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall your student should complete the online orientation registration thru MyCharleston.  If your student wishes to stay on campus during summer orientation session you may find information about summer housing at: http://housing.cofc.edu/orientation-housing/index.php. This fee is not included in the new student fee paid for orientation. For information about new student orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php.

You may find more information about the orientation schedules at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation-schedules/index.php

 

*Please note that participants in Charleston Bridge attend orientation on July 7. This orientation is only for Charleston Bridge participants and the event requires registration. The Charleston Bridge Orientation registration channel can found on the academic services tab in MyCharleston – scroll down to the bottom and you will find this on the left side of the web page. Do not use the summer orientation registration channel to register for this event. More information at: http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/bridge-orientation.php

 

Summer 2017 – Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. If your student did not include any family members to attend the family orientation when they registered for orientation just email orientat@cofc.edu with your student’s full name and CWID and we will add family members to their registration!  If you are not sure email or call us and we can confirm your registration. The family orientation is highly evaluated and we encourage parents to attend if possible. To read about Family Orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/family-orientation.php. If you have questions email orientat@cofc.edu or call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017

 

Cougar Excursion for new students – August 17-19:

http://hslc.cofc.edu/cougar-excursion/index.php

Cougar Excursion (CE) is an interactive program specifically designed to increase new, freshmen students’ campus knowledge and facilitate a sense of community. Through this unique experience, natural leadership ability begins to transform into skills that are pivotal to mastering the first year and beyond.  New Students participating in Cougar Excursion spend several days at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. The experience focuses on developing leadership skills and it is a great way for new students to meet other first year students and upperclassmen. The program fee is $245.00 for lodging, transportation and meals. An additional charge for early move in for two nights will be applied. This opportunity is provided by the Higdon Student Leadership Center – if you have questions about this program call the Higdon Student Leadership Center at 843-953-6356 or email HigdonSLC@cofc.edu.

*Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 August 17-18 or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because the schedules conflict.

 

New students complete the Health form:

All new students must complete the required Health Form. You can find the Immunization Record form at http://studenthealth.cofc.edu/docs/immunization-record-form-09-20-16.pdf

 

Health forms contain valuable information including medical history, allergies and immunizations that allows Health Services to provide students with the best possible care. Information must be completed by all new students before classes begin. For more information, refer here.

  • You or your student can deliver this document in person during summer orientation. You can also mail or fax this. See information link above for contact information.
  • This is only required of NEW students. If your student has completed this in the past, they do NOT need to complete a new one.

Declaring a major (Program of Study Management)

Students can submit their major declaration requests online through the Program of Study Management (POSM) channel located on the Academic Services tab in

MyCharleston – http://my.cofc.edu/.

 

2017 Maymester/Summer Sessions:

Maymester/Summer School: View the course listing at: http://summer.cofc.edu/

Currently enrolled, College of Charleston students will be permitted to register for Maymester/Summer School via MyCharleston.  If your student has questions concerning course choices, they should discuss the questions with their academic advisor.

 

Summer School Financial Aid:

http://finaid.cofc.edu/financial-aid-information/general/summerschool/index.php. If you have any questions regarding financial aid for summer courses, please email financialaid@cofc.edu.

 

Summer Housing on campus:

The information regarding summer housing can be found at http://housing.cofc.edu/summer-housing/index.php.

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

Listserv members are encouraged to visit the Parent website at www.cofc.edu/parents, which is updated frequently by the New Student Programs staff. The website has a variety of resources for parents of new and currently enrolled students. You may also unsubscribe or change your listserv subscription setting using the link provided on the website. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance.

 

Parent Blog: 

Too many emails from the listserv? Try the Parent Blog! The blog is available for parents and family members to keep updated on listserv postings from college faculty, staff, and administrators.  By signing up for the blog, you will receive an email if there are any new postings to the listserv from faculty and staff only (no parent postings are included). For some the blog may be easier to handle than the listserv since the listserv can be very active. To receive the parent blog go to http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=cofc/Nagt&loc=en_US and enter your email to request subscription to the Blog. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need to unsubscribe from the listserv or need help changing to the DIGEST subscription (one email a day with all postings for the day.

 

Websites of interest:

Campus E-mails:

College of Charleston Social Media:

You may want to check out the social media directory for the college, which has a list of campus offices and departments on many different social media platforms, at http://social.cofc.edu/social-media-directory/index.php

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Commencement 2017 by the Numbers

Congratulations to the graduates of the class of 2017.  Check out the numbers on our graduates at http://today.cofc.edu/2017/05/11/cofc-graduates-2017/

You can read about our great student athlete graduates at http://cofcsports.com/news/2017/5/14/general-54-student-athletes-among-class-of-2017-graduates-of-thecollege.aspx

 

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Summer 2017 Center for Student Learning Tutoring Information

Maymester:

Walk-In Tutoring for  ACCT 203 and ACCT 204, and DSCI 232 is available each weekday in the CSL. All students enrolled in these classes have been sent an email with this information, and the schedules are also available on our website http://csl.cofc.edu/labs/index.php

Math, Writing, Spanish tutoring –BY APPT. Students may call the front desk at the CSL (843.953.5635) or stop by (first floor Addlestone Library) to access a tutor.

 

Summer I and Summer II:

Spanish, Math and Writing– BY APPT. Students may call the front desk at the CSL (843.953.5635) or stop by (first floor Addlestone Library) to access a tutor.

 

Tutoring in other subject areas may be accessible, depending on availability, via our private tutoring partner, Tutor Matching Service (TMS). This is a marketplace for trained, vetted college and university tutors (at the College and across the country) to offer private tutoring for a set fee. TMS can be accessed on our webpage at http://csl.cofc.edu/labs/private-tutoring/index.php

 

Study skills appointments can always be made with our professional staff by calling  the front desk at the CSL (843.953.5635) or stopping by (first floor Addlestone Library).

 

Please feel free to contact me if I can provide you with additional information!

 

Lindy

 

Lindy Coleman

Director, Center for Student Learning

College of Charleston

colemanm@cofc.edu

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

School’s Out for Summer

Enjoy some great tips from From CollegeTipsforParents.org on what to expect when your student comes home from college for the summer.

School’s Out for Summer – http://collegetipsforparents.org/college-summer.html

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed
Skip to toolbar