CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Jan 2-6, 2019

Important Dates:

  • January 2 (open at noon): Residence Halls closed for break will reopen
  • January 3-4: Orientation for new students (registration required)
  • January 8: Spring classes begin
  • January 14: Last day to drop/add a spring class
  • January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday – no classes/College closed

 

Calendars:

 

Campus resources:

 

Become an Authorized User to receive a copy of the semester bill:

Parents can receive eBills by having your student sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their bill.  To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email treasurer@cofc.edu. Spring bill

 

Proxy Access Management:

A Self-Service Banner (SSB) tool for students called Proxy Access Management will provide current College of Charleston students with the ability to share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian online. As always, students control access rights, but with Proxy Access Management they can modify access rights at any time, set valid date ranges on the access, and view a log of recent activity. When setting up proxy access, students may select any or all of the following information items to share with a proxy:

  • Financial Aid information (Aid Status, Academic Progress, Award History)
  • Personal Information (Addresses, E-mail, Emergency Contacts)
  • Registration Information (Schedule)
  • Student Records Information (Midterm Grades, Final Grades, Unofficial Transcript, Holds)

The Office of the Registrar website http://registrar.cofc.edu/proxy-access-management/index.php contains additional information on Proxy Access Management including:

 

NOTE:  Proxy access does not authorize College of Charleston personnel to communicate with authorized proxies. To authorize this type of communication, students must complete a FERPA Consent Form. For more information on FERPA, please visit http://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php

 

Campus Directory & SEARCH feature:

Looking for a specific program, service, or personnel at the College of Charleston? Use the campus directory at http://cofc.edu/directory/. On the opening page of the http://www.cofc.edu there is a gray SEARCH box at the top right side of the page. You can enter the name of any program, department, service or information you are seeking by enter this in the SEARCH box. In most cases, it will take you to the departmental website. If you cannot find what you are looking for you may always email parents@cofc.eduand we will be happy to assist you.

 

Campus Housing:

If you have questions about campus housing, room condition, 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 viewed or responded to by Campus Housing.

 

Career Center:

Handshake is the Career Center’s online resume and job posting system. This is a way for students to connect with employers for internships, full-time and part-time jobs and Career Center events. Students can access Handshake through MyCharleston (Student Services tab). Visit the Career Center website athttp://careercenter.cofc.edu/ for additional services including career testing, career counseling, and assistance with internships, career research, cover letters, resumes, and interviewing.

 

Cougar Alert Notification System: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/

The College community receives two types of alerts from this system: CougarAlert and Safety Messages. CougarAlerts are used to communicate emergencies taking place on campus, with direct call to actions, such as evacuations, building closures and/or class cancellations. Safety Messages are employed for emergencies or events taking place in the greater Charleston community that might have an effect on our campus community.

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers. All students should log onto MyCharleston to review their email address and telephone information and update as needed.

To access the address and telephone information, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to MyCharleston
  2. Click on the Academic Services tab
  3. Click on the Banner Self-Service link in the third column
  4. Click on the Personal Information link
  5. Click on the Update Phones link
  6. Click on the Update Email Addresses link

 

Mail Services:

If you have questions about campus mailboxes, mailbox assignments or shipping packages to the College email mail services at mailservices@cofc.edu.  View mail services information on the website athttp://mailservices.cofc.edu/index.php.

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

Students should contact HELPDESK about trouble accessing MyCharleston or campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email helpdesk@cofc.edu – please include name and CWID if emailing.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

Parent Listserv Changes:

Use this link parent listserv to unsubscribe or change your subscription to DIGEST (one mail a day with all postings). To unsubscribe from the listserv enter your name and email and click on the DELETE FROM ALL LISTS button at the bottom of the page. You may unsubscribe and subscribe again using the same link at any time. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance or have questions about the listserv.

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. Emailparents@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.

 

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

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Dec 17-23, 2018

Important Dates:

  • January 2 (open at noon): Residence Halls closed for break will reopen
  • January 3-4: Orientation for new students (registration required)
  • January 8: Spring classes begin
  • January 14: Last day to drop/add a spring class
  • January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday – no classes/College closed

 

Calendars:

 

Campus resources:

 

Become an Authorized User to receive a copy of the semester bill:

Parents can receive eBills by having your student sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their bill.  To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email treasurer@cofc.edu. Spring bill

 

Proxy Access Management:

A Self-Service Banner (SSB) tool for students called Proxy Access Management will provide current College of Charleston students with the ability to share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian online. As always, students control access rights, but with Proxy Access Management they can modify access rights at any time, set valid date ranges on the access, and view a log of recent activity. When setting up proxy access, students may select any or all of the following information items to share with a proxy:

  • Financial Aid information (Aid Status, Academic Progress, Award History)
  • Personal Information (Addresses, E-mail, Emergency Contacts)
  • Registration Information (Schedule)
  • Student Records Information (Midterm Grades, Final Grades, Unofficial Transcript, Holds)

The Office of the Registrar website http://registrar.cofc.edu/proxy-access-management/index.php contains additional information on Proxy Access Management including:

 

NOTE:  Proxy access does not authorize College of Charleston personnel to communicate with authorized proxies. To authorize this type of communication, students must complete a FERPA Consent Form. For more information on FERPA, please visit http://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php

 

Campus Directory & SEARCH feature:

Looking for a specific program, service, or personnel at the College of Charleston? Use the campus directory at http://cofc.edu/directory/. On the opening page of the http://www.cofc.edu there is a gray SEARCH box at the top right side of the page. You can enter the name of any program, department, service or information you are seeking by enter this in the SEARCH box. In most cases, it will take you to the departmental website. If you cannot find what you are looking for you may always email parents@cofc.edu and we will be happy to assist you.

 

Campus Housing:

If you have questions about campus housing, room condition, 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 viewed or responded to by Campus Housing.

 

Career Center:

Handshake is the Career Center’s online resume and job posting system. This is a way for students to connect with employers for internships, full-time and part-time jobs and Career Center events. Students can access Handshake through MyCharleston (Student Services tab). Visit the Career Center website at http://careercenter.cofc.edu/ for additional services including career testing, career counseling, and assistance with internships, career research, cover letters, resumes, and interviewing.

 

Cougar Alert Notification System: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/

The College community receives two types of alerts from this system: CougarAlert and Safety Messages. CougarAlerts are used to communicate emergencies taking place on campus, with direct call to actions, such as evacuations, building closures and/or class cancellations. Safety Messages are employed for emergencies or events taking place in the greater Charleston community that might have an effect on our campus community.

 

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers. All students should log onto MyCharleston to review their email address and telephone information and update as needed.

To access the address and telephone information, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to MyCharleston
  2. Click on the Academic Services tab
  3. Click on the Banner Self-Service link in the third column
  4. Click on the Personal Information link
  5. Click on the Update Phones link
  6. Click on the Update Email Addresses link

 

Mail Services:

If you have questions about campus mailboxes, mailbox assignments or shipping packages to the College email mail services at mailservices@cofc.edu.  View mail services information on the website at http://mailservices.cofc.edu/index.php.

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

Students should contact HELPDESK about trouble accessing MyCharleston or campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email helpdesk@cofc.edu – please include name and CWID if emailing.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

Parent Listserv Changes:

Use this link parent listserv to unsubscribe or change your subscription to DIGEST (one mail a day with all postings). To unsubscribe from the listserv enter your name and email and click on the DELETE FROM ALL LISTS button at the bottom of the page. You may unsubscribe and subscribe again using the same link at any time. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance or have questions about the listserv.

 

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.

 

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

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates -Dec 3-9, 2018

Important Dates:

  • December 3: Last full day of classes
  • December 5-12: College of Charleston Final Exams
  • December 13 (by noon): Vacate residence halls closing for holiday break
  • December 14: Final grades post by 5pmEST
  • December 15: Fall 2018 Commencement
  • January 2 (open at noon): Residence Halls closed for break will reopen
  • January 3-4: Orientation for new students (registration required)
  • January 8: Spring classes begin
  • January 14: Last day to drop/add a spring class
  • January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday – no classes/College closed

 

Calendars:

 

Center for Student Learning: http://csl.cofc.edu/

 

College of Charleston Addlestone Library (205 Calhoun Street):

The College of Charleston Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library is the premier research library for the region. With its comprehensive collections, the library serves as a dynamic hub of discovery that supports education at the highest levels.

 

What is a WA?

Many professors do take attendance in class. Students have a certain number of absences they can use for each course – this is usually noted on the class syllabus. If a student exceeds the number of classes they may miss the professor can give your student a final grade of WA. WA stands for Withdrawn Excessive Absences which is equivalent to a grade of F. Learn more about grades athttp://registrar.cofc.edu/grades/index.php. You may find the following webpages helpful regarding grades and academic standards.

 

Understanding Federal Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA):

Students’ privacy protections under FERPA are very broad. With limited exceptions, the FERPA protects all students’ “education records.” Protected student records include grade reports, transcripts, and most disciplinary files. College faculty or staff must uphold FERPA and would not be able to answer your inquiries about your student’s test grades, class attendance, final grades, etc. Talk to your student about sharing grades or other information. Learning more about FERPA from the College of Charleston Registrar’s website athttp://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php

 

Proxy Access Management:

A Self-Service Banner (SSB) tool for students called Proxy Access Management will provide current College of Charleston students with the ability to share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian online. As always, students control access rights, but with Proxy Access Management they can modify access rights at any time, set valid date ranges on the access, and view a log of recent activity. When setting up proxy access, students may select any or all of the following information items to share with a proxy:

  • Financial Aid information (Aid Status, Academic Progress, Award History)
  • Personal Information (Addresses, E-mail, Emergency Contacts)
  • Registration Information (Schedule)
  • Student Records Information (Midterm Grades, Final Grades, Unofficial Transcript, Holds)

The Office of the Registrar website http://registrar.cofc.edu/proxy-access-management/index.php contains additional information on Proxy Access Management including:

 

NOTE:  Proxy access does not authorize College of Charleston personnel to communicate with authorized proxies. To authorize this type of communication, students must complete a FERPA Consent Form. For more information on FERPA, please visithttp://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php

 

Office of the Treasurer:

Parents can receive eBills by having your student sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their bill.  To become an authorized user visit the website athttp://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email treasurer@cofc.edu.

 

Career Center:

Handshake is the Career Center’s online resume and job posting system. This is a way for students to connect with employers for internships, full-time and part-time jobs and Career Center events. Students can access Handshake through MyCharleston (Student Services tab). Visit the Career Center website at http://careercenter.cofc.edu/ for additional services including career testing, career counseling, and assistance with internships, career research, cover letters, resumes, and interviewing.

 

Cougar Alert Notification System: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/

The College community receives two types of alerts from this system: CougarAlert and Safety Messages. CougarAlerts are used to communicate emergencies taking place on campus, with direct call to actions, such as evacuations, building closures and/or class cancellations. Safety Messages are employed for emergencies or events taking place in the greater Charleston community that might have an effect on our campus community.

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers. All students should log onto MyCharleston to review their email address and telephone information and update as needed.

To access the address and telephone information, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to MyCharleston
  2. Click on the Academic Services tab
  3. Click on the Banner Self-Service link in the third column
  4. Click on the Personal Information link
  5. Click on the Update Phones link
  6. Click on the Update Email Addresses link

 

Mail Services:

If you have questions about campus mailboxes, mailbox assignments or shipping packages to the College email mail services atmailservices@cofc.edu.  View mail services information on the website at http://mailservices.cofc.edu/index.php.

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

Students should contact HELPDESK about trouble accessing MyCharleston or campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email helpdesk@cofc.edu– please include name and CWID if emailing.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

Websites of interest:

 

Parent Listserv Changes:

Use this link parent listserv to unsubscribe or change your subscription to DIGEST (one mail a day with all postings). To unsubscribe from the listserv enter your name and email and click on the DELETE FROM ALL LISTS button at the bottom of the page. You may unsubscribe and subscribe again using the same link at any time. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance or have questions about the listserv.

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.

 

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

 

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CofC Farmer’s Market

Dear Campus Community:

The College of Charleston Dining Services and the Office of Sustainability have partnered with GrowFood Carolina to launch an on-campus Farmers Market.

The first Farmers Market will take place this week on Tuesday, November 27 and Friday, November 30 on George Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students, faculty and staff will be able to purchase a variety of local and seasonal items, such as produce, fresh dairy, local artisanal products and more. For student convenience, we’ll be accepting dining dollars along with credit cards and cash.

It is the aim to have this pilot program become a monthly event on campus. I hope you will come out to the Farmers Market this week and support local vendors and businesses. Attached, please find the Farmers Market poster. For any questions, please contact dining services at diningservicescustomerservice@cofc.edu.

Sincerely,

Steve

Stephen C. Osborne ’73

Interim President

College of Charleston

66 George Street

Charleston, SC 29424

843.953.5500

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Nov. 26-Dec 2, 2018

Important Dates:

  • December 3: Last full day of classes
  • December 5-12: College of Charleston Final Exams
  • December 13 (by noon): Vacate residence halls closing for holiday break
  • December 14: Final grades post by 5pmEST
  • December 15: Fall 2018 Commencement
  • January 2 (open at noon): Residence Halls closed for break will reopen
  • January 3-4: Orientation for new students (registration required)
  • January 8: Spring classes begin
  • January 14: Last day to drop/add a spring class
  • January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday – no classes/College closed

 

Calendars:

 

Campus resources:

 

Center for Student Learning: http://csl.cofc.edu/

 

College of Charleston Addlestone Library (205 Calhoun Street):

The College of Charleston Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library is the premier research library for the region. With its comprehensive collections, the library serves as a dynamic hub of discovery that supports education at the highest levels.

 

Become an Authorized User to receive a copy of the semester bill:

Parents can receive eBills by having your student sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their bill.  To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email treasurer@cofc.edu. Spring bill

 

Proxy Access Management:

A Self-Service Banner (SSB) tool for students called Proxy Access Management will provide current College of Charleston students with the ability to share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian online. As always, students control access rights, but with Proxy Access Management they can modify access rights at any time, set valid date ranges on the access, and view a log of recent activity. When setting up proxy access, students may select any or all of the following information items to share with a proxy:

  • Financial Aid information (Aid Status, Academic Progress, Award History)
  • Personal Information (Addresses, E-mail, Emergency Contacts)
  • Registration Information (Schedule)
  • Student Records Information (Midterm Grades, Final Grades, Unofficial Transcript, Holds)

The Office of the Registrar website http://registrar.cofc.edu/proxy-access-management/index.php contains additional information on Proxy Access Management including:

 

NOTE:  Proxy access does not authorize College of Charleston personnel to communicate with authorized proxies. To authorize this type of communication, students must complete a FERPA Consent Form. For more information on FERPA, please visit http://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php

 

Campus Directory & SEARCH feature:

Looking for a specific program, service, or personnel at the College of Charleston? Use the campus directory at http://cofc.edu/directory/. On the opening page of the http://www.cofc.edu there is a gray SEARCH box at the top right side of the page. You can enter the name of any program, department, service or information you are seeking by enter this in the SEARCH box. In most cases, it will take you to the departmental website. If you cannot find what you are looking for you may always email parents@cofc.edu and we will be happy to assist you.

 

Campus Housing:

If you have questions about campus housing, room condition, 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 viewed or responded to by Campus Housing.

 

Career Center:

Handshake is the Career Center’s online resume and job posting system. This is a way for students to connect with employers for internships, full-time and part-time jobs and Career Center events. Students can access Handshake through MyCharleston (Student Services tab). Visit the Career Center website at http://careercenter.cofc.edu/ for additional services including career testing, career counseling, and assistance with internships, career research, cover letters, resumes, and interviewing.

 

Cougar Alert Notification System: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/

The College community receives two types of alerts from this system: CougarAlert and Safety Messages. CougarAlerts are used to communicate emergencies taking place on campus, with direct call to actions, such as evacuations, building closures and/or class cancellations. Safety Messages are employed for emergencies or events taking place in the greater Charleston community that might have an effect on our campus community.

 

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers. All students should log onto MyCharleston to review their email address and telephone information and update as needed.

To access the address and telephone information, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to MyCharleston
  2. Click on the Academic Services tab
  3. Click on the Banner Self-Service link in the third column
  4. Click on the Personal Information link
  5. Click on the Update Phones link
  6. Click on the Update Email Addresses link

 

Mail Services:

If you have questions about campus mailboxes, mailbox assignments or shipping packages to the College email mail services at mailservices@cofc.edu.  View mail services information on the website at http://mailservices.cofc.edu/index.php.

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

Students should contact HELPDESK about trouble accessing MyCharleston or campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email helpdesk@cofc.edu – please include name and CWID if emailing.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

Websites of interest:

 

Parent Listserv Changes:

Use this link parent listserv to unsubscribe or change your subscription to DIGEST (one mail a day with all postings). To unsubscribe from the listserv enter your name and email and click on the DELETE FROM ALL LISTS button at the bottom of the page. You may unsubscribe and subscribe again using the same link at any time. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance or have questions about the listserv.

 

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.

 

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

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Nov. 12-18, 2018

Important Dates:

  • November 21-25: Thanksgiving holidays
  • December 3: Last full day of classes
  • December 5-12: College of Charleston Final Exams
  • December 13 (by noon): Vacate residence halls closing for holiday break
  • December 14: Final grades post by 5pmEST
  • December 15: Fall 2018 Commencement
  • January 2 (open at noon): Residence Halls closed for break will reopen
  • January 3-4: Orientation for new students (registration required)
  • January 8: Spring classes begin
  • January 14: Last day to drop/add a spring class
  • January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday – no classes/College closed

 

Calendars:

 

Become an Authorized User to receive a copy of the semester bill:

Parents can receive eBills by having your student sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their bill.  To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions emailtreasurer@cofc.edu. Spring bill

 

Proxy Access Management:

A Self-Service Banner (SSB) tool for students called Proxy Access Management will provide current College of Charleston students with the ability to share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian online. As always, students control access rights, but with Proxy Access Management they can modify access rights at any time, set valid date ranges on the access, and view a log of recent activity. When setting up proxy access, students may select any or all of the following information items to share with a proxy:

  • Financial Aid information (Aid Status, Academic Progress, Award History)
  • Personal Information (Addresses, E-mail, Emergency Contacts)
  • Registration Information (Schedule)
  • Student Records Information (Midterm Grades, Final Grades, Unofficial Transcript, Holds)

The Office of the Registrar website http://registrar.cofc.edu/proxy-access-management/index.php contains additional information on Proxy Access Management including:

 

NOTE:  Proxy access does not authorize College of Charleston personnel to communicate with authorized proxies. To authorize this type of communication, students must complete a FERPA Consent Form. For more information on FERPA, please visit http://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php

 

 

College of Charleston Addlestone Library (205 Calhoun Street):

The College of Charleston Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library is the premier research library for the region. With its comprehensive collections, the library serves as a dynamic hub of discovery that supports education at the highest levels.

·       Website: http://library.cofc.edu/

Online resources:

 

Center for Student Learning: http://csl.cofc.edu/

 

Campus Directory & SEARCH feature:

Looking for a specific program, service, or personnel at the College of Charleston? Use the campus directory at http://cofc.edu/directory/. On the opening page of thehttp://www.cofc.edu there is a gray SEARCH box at the top right side of the page. You can enter the name of any program, department, service or information you are seeking by enter this in the SEARCH box. In most cases, it will take you to the departmental website. If you cannot find what you are looking for you may always emailparents@cofc.edu and we will be happy to assist you.

 

Campus Housing:

If you have questions about campus housing, room condition, room assignment, or wish to make comments/suggestions please contact Campus Housing directly athousing@cofc.edu or call 843-953-5523. Posting to the listserv will not ensure that your inquiry is viewed or responded to by Campus Housing.

 

Career Center:

Handshake is the Career Center’s online resume and job posting system. This is a way for students to connect with employers for internships, full-time and part-time jobs and Career Center events. Students can access Handshake through MyCharleston (Student Services tab). Visit the Career Center website at http://careercenter.cofc.edu/for additional services including career testing, career counseling, and assistance with internships, career research, cover letters, resumes, and interviewing.

 

Cougar Alert Notification System: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/

The College community receives two types of alerts from this system: CougarAlert and Safety Messages. CougarAlerts are used to communicate emergencies taking place on campus, with direct call to actions, such as evacuations, building closures and/or class cancellations. Safety Messages are employed for emergencies or events taking place in the greater Charleston community that might have an effect on our campus community.

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers. All students should log onto MyCharleston to review their email address and telephone information and update as needed.

To access the address and telephone information, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to MyCharleston
  2. Click on the Academic Services tab
  3. Click on the Banner Self-Service link in the third column
  4. Click on the Personal Information link
  5. Click on the Update Phones link
  6. Click on the Update Email Addresses link

 

Mail Services:

If you have questions about campus mailboxes, mailbox assignments or shipping packages to the College email mail services at mailservices@cofc.edu.  View mail services information on the website at http://mailservices.cofc.edu/index.php.

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

Students should contact HELPDESK about trouble accessing MyCharleston or campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email helpdesk@cofc.edu – please include name and CWID if emailing.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

Websites of interest:

 

Parent Listserv Changes:

Use this link parent listserv to unsubscribe or change your subscription to DIGEST (one mail a day with all postings). To unsubscribe from the listserv enter your name and email and click on the DELETE FROM ALL LISTS button at the bottom of the page. You may unsubscribe and subscribe again using the same link at any time. Emailparents@cofc.edu if you need assistance or have questions about the listserv.

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 tohttp://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.

 

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, athttp://social.cofc.edu/social-media-directory/index.php

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – Oct. 15-21, 2018

 Important Dates:

  • October 22: Midterm grades post by noon
  • October 29: Last day to withdraw from a fall class
  • November 5-6: No classes, fall break
  • November 10: Storm Day Make-up for classes that did not meet Thurs., Oct. 11
  • November 21-25: Thanksgiving holidays
  • December 3: Last full day of classes
  • December 5-12: College of Charleston Final Exams
  • December 14: Final grades post by 5pmEST
  • December 15: Fall 2018 Commencement

 

Calendars:

 

Center for Student Learning: http://csl.cofc.edu/

 

Career Center:

Handshake is the Career Center’s online resume and job posting system. This is a way for students to connect with employers for internships, full-time and part-time jobs and Career Center events. Students can access Handshake through MyCharleston (Student Services tab). Visit the Career Center website at http://careercenter.cofc.edu/ for additional services including career testing, career counseling, and assistance with internships, career research, cover letters, resumes, and interviewing.

 

College of Charleston Addlestone Library (205 Calhoun Street):

The College of Charleston Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library is the premier research library for the region. With its comprehensive collections, the library serves as a dynamic hub of discovery that supports education at the highest levels.

 

Become an Authorized User to receive a copy of the semester bill:

Parents can receive eBills by having your student sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their bill.  To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email treasurer@cofc.edu.

 

Proxy Access Management:

A Self-Service Banner (SSB) tool for students called Proxy Access Management will provide current College of Charleston students with the ability to share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian online. As always, students control access rights, but with Proxy Access Management they can modify access rights at any time, set valid date ranges on the access, and view a log of recent activity. When setting up proxy access, students may select any or all of the following information items to share with a proxy:

  • Financial Aid information (Aid Status, Academic Progress, Award History)
  • Personal Information (Addresses, E-mail, Emergency Contacts)
  • Registration Information (Schedule)
  • Student Records Information (Midterm Grades, Final Grades, Unofficial Transcript, Holds)

The Office of the Registrar website http://registrar.cofc.edu/proxy-access-management/index.php contains additional information on Proxy Access Management including:

 

NOTE:  Proxy access does not authorize College of Charleston personnel to communicate with authorized proxies. To authorize this type of communication, students must complete a FERPA Consent Form. For more information on FERPA, please visit http://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php

 

Cougar Alert Notification System: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/

The College community receives two types of alerts from this system: CougarAlert and Safety Messages. CougarAlerts are used to communicate emergencies taking place on campus, with direct call to actions, such as evacuations, building closures and/or class cancellations. Safety Messages are employed for emergencies or events taking place in the greater Charleston community that might have an effect on our campus community.

 

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers. All students should log onto MyCharleston to review their email address and telephone information and update as needed.

To access the address and telephone information, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to MyCharleston
  2. Click on the Academic Services tab
  3. Click on the Banner Self-Service link in the third column
  4. Click on the Personal Information link
  5. Click on the Update Phones link
  6. Click on the Update Email Addresses link

 

Mail Services:

If you have questions about campus mailboxes, mailbox assignments or shipping packages to the College email mail services at mailservices@cofc.edu.  View mail services information on the website at http://mailservices.cofc.edu/index.php.

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

Students should contact HELPDESK about trouble accessing MyCharleston or campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email helpdesk@cofc.edu – please include name and CWID if emailing.

 

Campus Directory & SEARCH feature:

Looking for a specific program, service, or personnel at the College of Charleston? Use the campus directory at http://cofc.edu/directory/. On the opening page of the http://www.cofc.edu there is a gray SEARCH box at the top right side of the page. You can enter the name of any program, department, service or information you are seeking by enter this in the SEARCH box. In most cases, it will take you to the departmental website. If you cannot find what you are looking for you may always email parents@cofc.edu and we will be happy to assist you.

 

Campus Housing:

If you have questions about campus housing, rooms in the residence 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 viewed or responded to by Campus Housing.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

Websites of interest:

 

New office locations:

 

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.

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Hurricane Florence Update: Classes to Resume Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dear Campus Community,

The College’s emergency management team has been working today to complete its initial assessment of campus facilities in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The College is also coordinating recovery plans with state and county government partners as well as the S.C. Governor’s office, which has lifted its evacuation order this afternoon.

Because the storm tracked north of Charleston, campus fared well during the storm, which allows the College to move into its recovery phases. At this time, the College plans to have classes resume on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

For Faculty and Staff
SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 15, 2018): the College is initiating Phase One of its recovery plan – the first phase (made up of “Team One”) will include only Facilities Management’s Damage Assessment Team, the emergency management director and various members of the senior leadership team.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL FACULTY AND STAFF: Unless faculty and staff members are contacted by their division head regarding PHASE TWO, they are not to report to campus until Monday at their regular time. Campus offices will fully re-open on Monday as part of PHASE THREE.

SUNDAY (September 16, 2018) – PHASE TWO: Based on Saturday’s initial facilities assessments, the College will initiate Phase Two on Sunday. Division heads will communicate with their areas to establish the make-up of Team Two.

Members of Team Two may include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:

  • Academic leadership – deans, chairs and registrar
  • IT management
  • Insurance services
  • Procurement
  • Facilities Management shops
  • Grounds Crew
  • Financial services

PLEASE NOTE: These personnel may or may not be needed on Sunday, depending on the directions of the relevant supervisor.

MONDAY (normal work hours) PHASE THREE and PHASE FOUR: Phase Three and Phase Four will be to bring back all student support staff, full food service, residence life staff, full RA staff, custodians, maintenance techs, etc. in order to return campus to full service. All faculty and staff members will report to work as normally scheduled for Monday.

TUESDAY (September 18, 2018): Classes resume, and the College is fully back on its normal operating schedule.

IMPORTANT: The College prioritizes the safety of its campus members. Please use your best judgment in returning to campus. Per the president’s and provost’s direction, faculty and campus managers are to be flexible regarding attendance for those traveling from areas where there are adverse conditions or for those who have difficulties in transportation (flight/train reservations). Please contact your direct supervisor if you have any problems in returning to campus.

For Students
MONDAY – AFTER 2:00 p.m. (September 17, 2018): Residential students may return to campus and check into their residence halls. For those students who arrive before the 2:00 p.m. opening of residence halls, the Stern Student Center will be open at 9:00 a.m., where students may wait.

Liberty Fresh Food Company (the main dining facility on campus) will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Monday.

TUESDAY (September 18, 2018): Classes resume and the College returns to its normal operating schedule. The Provost’s Office will make an announcement about the academic calendar adjustments and make-up days.

PLEASE NOTE: For students needing rides to campus from the airport/bus station (provided at a discount by the College’s Student Government Association), download the Green Taxi App and create an account with your student email address (you will need to accept an email invite, which can take up to 24 hours to activate AND will need to sign into the app). After selecting your pick-up and drop-off locations, under payment methods, click booking methods and choose “CofC Student Government Assoc.” Then, use the promo code “COFC7.” After that, click “OK” and confirm to book it.

IMPORTANT: The College prioritizes the safety of its campus members. Please use your best judgment in returning to campus this week. Per the president’s and provost’s direction, faculty and campus managers are to be flexible regarding attendance for those traveling from areas where there are adverse conditions or for those who have difficulties in transportation (flight/train reservations). Please contact your professors if you have any problems in returning to campus.

Please continue to monitor local media outlets as well as your College of Charleston email and the College’s emergency website (emergency.cofc.edu).

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COUGAR ALERT UPDATE: Additional Details Regarding Campus Closure

Dear Campus Community:

As stated earlier, the College will be closed beginning Tuesday, September 11. Only essential College personnel should report to campus on Tuesday and Wednesday in order to make storm preparations and provide appropriate student support services.

Below is some information that you may find useful as you make your storm preparations.

Road Closures
For students and families, please note that the westbound lanes of I26 will be closed around noon, Tuesday, September 11, in order to expedite traffic due to evacuation. This lane reversal may impact some students’ evacuation plans, so please be aware of this change.

Please note: that the Charleston peninsula is not closed and that other routes into the city will be open.

Residence Hall Closures
All residence hall and historic houses will be closed as of 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 12.

Students who are planning to leave campus after that time may wait for their ride at the Stern Student Center until 2:00 p.m.

For those students evacuating with the College, details will be provided by the Residence Life team.

Dining Facilities Closures
Liberty Fresh Food Company (the main dining facility on campus) will remain open until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 12.

Box lunches will be available in Stern Student Center for those student evacuating on buses or students waiting in the Stern Student Center.  All other meals will be provided for students who are evacuating with us.

Evacuation Needs
Only fill out the Hurricane Florence Evacuation Needs Form if you need College-provided transportation and shelter. You will be signing up for a bus transporting you to the College’s designated emergency location. Note: students on these buses will not be choosing a destination. And students will not be allowed to leave that location until the College organizes the return trip to Charleston and they will return on the busses.

Students needing transportation will assemble on Wednesday, September 12, at 11:00 a.m. at the Stern Student Center.

Returning to Campus
We remind students not to come back until the campus has been officially reopened by College officials. Depending on the severity of the storm, the College’s facilities management and public safety teams need to inspect and clear each building before students may return. This includes both residence halls and historic houses as well as general campus buildings.

At this moment, the College anticipates that residence halls and historic houses will be reopened Sunday, September 16; however, please wait for official notification from the College through the College’s Cougar Alert system.

The College hopes to resume classes on Monday, September 17.

 

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COUGAR ALERT UPDATE: Classes Cancelled and Campus Closure, Effective September 11, 2018 – 3:30 pm posting

Dear Campus Community,

Due to Hurricane Florence, the College is cancelling all classes and College events starting Tuesday, September 11, following an evacuation order for coastal counties issued by the S.C. Governor’s Office. All sporting events, campus activities and campus visits are also cancelled beginning Tuesday, September 11. All classes on the evening of Monday, September 10, will meet as scheduled.

 

This cancellation affects all classes, labs, meetings and other activities scheduled at the downtown campus (including Harbor Walk and Avery Research Center), North Campus, Patriot’s Point, Grice Marine Lab and the Lowcountry Graduate Center, including those courses taught in the English Language Institute and the Charleston Bridge Program.

 

Information regarding when classes will resume and the campus will reopen will be provided at a later date.

 

FOR STUDENTS

Students must make plans to leave campus by 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 12. For those students planning to leave Wednesday, after 12:00 p.m., please go to the Stern Student Center if you need to wait for your ride. The Stern Student Center will be open until 2:00 p.m. For those students needing College-provided transportation/shelter, see below for more instructions.

 

For students living in on-campus housing (including those students at 930 NoMo and in the English Language Institute and the Charleston Bridge Program), if you do not have transportation with a friend or family member and do not have an evacuation location, please check in to your residence hall’s front desk or fill out the Hurricane Florence Evacuation Needs Form (which is in addition to the MyCharleston form) by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11. Additional information regarding residence hall departures/closures will come from Residence Life.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Only fill out the Hurricane Florence Evacuation Needs Form if you need College-provided transportation and shelter. You will be signing up for a bus transporting you to the College’s designated emergency location. Note: students on these buses will not be choosing a destination. And students will not be allowed to leave that location until the College organizes the return trip to Charleston. Students needing transportation will assemble on Wednesday, September 12, at 11:00 a.m. at the Stern Student Center.

 

IMPORTANT: For those students riding College-provided transportation, please bring the following:

 

  • your student ID
  • a pillow
  • blanket
  • changes of clothes
  • towel
  • prescription medication(s)
  • a small amount of emergency cash
  • basic toiletry items
  • laptops/computers
  • textbooks
  • course materials.

 

Students signed up for bus transport must return on that bus.

 

For students living off campus, if you do not have transportation with a friend or family member and do not have an evacuation location, please check in to a residence hall’s front desk or fill out the Hurricane Florence Evacuation Needs Form (which is in addition to the MyCharleston form) by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Only fill out the Hurricane Florence Evacuation Needs Form if you need College-provided transportation and shelter. You will be signing up for a bus transporting you to the College’s designated emergency location. Note: students on these buses will not be choosing a destination. And students will not be allowed to leave that location until the College organizes the return trip to Charleston. Students needing transportation will assemble at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, at the Stern Student Center. Additional information will come from Residence Life.

 

IMPORTANT: For those students riding College-provided transportation, please bring the following:

 

  • your student ID
  • a pillow
  • blanket
  • changes of clothes
  • towel
  • prescription medication(s)
  • a small amount of emergency cash
  • basic toiletry items
  • laptops/computers
  • textbooks
  • course materials.

 

Students signed up for bus transport must return on that bus.

 

For any student-related questions, please call the Division of Student Affairs at 843.953.5522 or refer to http://emergency.cofc.edu/studentpreparedness/.

 

For updates, please monitor your College of Charleston email and the College’s emergency website (emergency.cofc.edu).

 

FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

As a state institution, the College must follow state protocols in any closure/evacuation scenario.

 

All non-essential employees should not report to work on Tuesday, September 11. Essential employees from areas such as public safety, facilities management, residence hall and food service should report to work as previously scheduled. Supervisors of essential employees should notify their teams as soon as possible regarding their employees’ work schedule for September 11 and the rest of the week.

 

Before you leave work today, Monday, September 10, please follow your individual department/office hurricane plans in securing your offices and workspaces. The Division of Information Technology has provided guidelines for data protection/computer here: http://it.cofc.edu/emergency-preparedness/index.php.

 

RESUMPTION OF CLASSES

Additional information will be provided at a later time about the resumption of classes through Cougar Alert, email and the emergency.cofc.edu site. Our only priority at present is the safe evacuation of our students.

 

Depending on the duration and the severity of the storm, faculty and students may receive instructions about resuming instructional activities online. Such instructions would be provided only after ample time has been provided for a safe evacuation. Information on classroom instruction will come from Provost Brian McGee, including details on the use of storm make-up dates.

 

The College will provide at least 24 hours advance notice prior to the resumption of instructional activities.

 

We urge the entire College of Charleston community to follow the National Service Weather and local media for any possible changes in the weather.

 

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