CofC Parent Weekly Updates – June 12-17, 2018

Important Dates:

·       June 18-19: Orientation (pre-registration required – session is full)

·       June 21-22: Orientation (pre-registration required – session is full)

·       June 25-26: Orientation (pre-registration required – session is full)

·       June 28-29: Orientation (pre-registration required – session is full)

·       July 5: Summer II classes begin

 

Calendars:

Campus Directory:

Looking for a specific program, service, or personnel at the College of Charleston? Use the campus directory at http://cofc.edu/directory/.

 

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. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive a copy of your student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! 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.

Cougar Alert Notification System:

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers to receive text messages. Up to six numbers may be included. Please note that Cougar Alert is not a news service and is only used if the College of Charleston campus is in crisis. Read more details about the system at: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/.

 

Degree Works: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php

Current students may complete a degree audit using Degree Works to see the classes taken (or currently taking) and the classes still needed. You can also do “What if” scenarios with this tool so plug in any major and run an audit to see what classes are needed for that major.

 

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 and first year IMPACT scholars must earn 24 hours with a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Charleston Bridge students must earn a 2.6 cumulative GPA for the fall semester to receive a spring admission offer to the College of Charleston.

Contact the Center for Academic Performance & Persistence (CAPP) if you have questions regarding academic probation, dismissal, or withdrawal from the College of Charleston. Call CAPP at 843-953-5674.

 

PROGRAMS FOR NEW STUDENTS:

Summer Orientations June-August:

The Office of New Student Programs provides summer orientations for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall we ask that your student 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. If you have orientation, questions email orientat@cofc.edu or call 843-953-2017.

Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $35.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, 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 you!  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 call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

Cougar Excursion for new students – August 15-17, 2018:

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 $250.00 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 *Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 in August or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because of schedules conflict.

 

Fall 2018 – Charleston Bridge (students are selected for this option by the Office of Admissions – students cannot apply to participate in Charleston Bridge):

Students participating in Charleston Bridge for the fall 2018 semester may find information about the program and requirements athttp://nsp.cofc.edu/bridge/index.php. Charleston Bridge students may email bridge@cofc.edu with any questions. Please use the assigned College of Charleston student email if emailing this account.

Please note that questions about the fall bill, financial aid, creating a fall course schedule, ordering books, or help with TTC Express or D2L should be directed to Trident Technical College (TTC). TTC Contact information can be found at http://nsp.cofc.edu/bridge/contact-information.phpNOTE: Financial aid and billing information is sent the student’s TTC email account. Students should check both the CofC and TTC email account frequently before and during the fall semester.

 

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.

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – June 4-10, 2018

Important Dates:

  • June 1: Summer I classes begin
  • July 5: Summer II classes begin
  • June 18-19: Orientation (pre-registration required – session is full)
  • June 21-22: Orientation (pre-registration required – session is full)
  • June 25-26: Orientation (pre-registration required – session is full)
  • June 28-29: Orientation (pre-registration required – session is full)

 

Calendars:

 

External resources of interest for parents:

 

College of Charleston Campus Directory:

Looking for a specific program, service, or personnel at the College of Charleston? Use the campus directory at http://cofc.edu/directory/.

 

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. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive a copy of your student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! 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.

 

Cougar Alert Notification System:

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers to receive text messages. Up to six numbers may be included. Please note that Cougar Alert is not a news service and is only used if the College of Charleston campus is in crisis. Read more details about the system at: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/.

 

Degree Works: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php

Current students may complete a degree audit using Degree Works to see the classes taken (or currently taking) and the classes still needed. You can also do “What if” scenarios with this tool so plug in any major and run an audit to see what classes are needed for that major.

 

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 and first year IMPACT scholars must earn 24 hours with a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Charleston Bridge students must earn a 2.6 cumulative GPA for the fall semester to receive a spring admission offer to the College of Charleston.

Contact the Center for Academic Performance & Persistence (CAPP) if you have questions regarding academic probation, dismissal, or withdrawal from the College of Charleston. Call CAPP at 843-953-5674.

 

PROGRAMS FOR NEW STUDENTS:

Summer Orientations June-August:

The Office of New Student Programs provides summer orientations for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall we ask that your student 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. If you have orientation, questions email orientat@cofc.edu or call 843-953-2017.

Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $35.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, 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 you!  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 call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

 

Cougar Excursion for new students – August 15-17, 2018:

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 $250.00 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 *Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 in August or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because of schedules conflict.

 

Fall 2018 – Charleston Bridge (students are selected for this option by the Office of Admissions – students cannot apply to participate in Charleston Bridge):

Students participating in Charleston Bridge for the fall 2018 semester may find information about the program and requirements at http://nsp.cofc.edu/bridge/index.php. Charleston Bridge students may email bridge@cofc.edu with any questions. Please use the assigned College of Charleston student email if emailing this account.

 

Please note that questions about the fall bill, financial aid, creating a fall course schedule, ordering books, or help with TTC Express or D2L should be directed to Trident Technical College (TTC). TTC Contact information can be found at http://nsp.cofc.edu/bridge/contact-information.php. NOTE: Financial aid and billing information is sent the student’s TTC email account. Students should check both the CofC and TTC email account frequently before and during the fall semester.

 

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.

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – May 14-June 18, 2018

May 14-June 18, 2018

CofC Parent Listserv Weekly Updates

For questions or assistance with the listserv email Parents@cofc.edu

or contact New Student Programs at 843-953-2017

 Congratulations to our newest CofC Alumni!

 Weekly updates will take a much needed vacation until mid-June. After new student orientations begin, we will return with our weekly update postings. Enjoy your summer!

 

Important Dates:

  • May 14: Maymester classes begin
  • June 1: Summer I classes begin
  • July 5: Summer II classes begin
  • June 18-19: Orientation (pre-registration required – session is full)
  • June 21-22: Orientation (pre-registration required – session is full)
  • June 25-26: Orientation (pre-registration required – session is full)
  • June 28-29: Orientation (pre-registration required – session is full)

 

 

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.

 Campus E-mails:

 Calendars:

 Undergraduate Diplomas will be mailed:

All diplomas will be mailed to the diploma mailing address* following degree conferral.  Graduates will receive an email when their diploma ships.  Spring graduates can expect their diploma in June and summer graduates can expect their diploma in September.  To ensure that you get your diploma, check you diploma mailing address* for accuracy and check your account for unpaid fees before you leave the College.

*To check your address sign on to MyCharleston and following this path:  Academic Services, Banner Self-Service, Student, Student Records, View Application to Graduation.  Email graduation@cofc.edu with undergraduate diploma questions.

 

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 and first year IMPACT scholars must earn 24 hours with a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Contact the Center for Academic Performance & Persistence if you have questions regarding academic probation, dismissal, or withdrawal from the College of Charleston. Call 843-953-5674.

 

College of Charleston Maymester & Summer Sessions:

http://summer.cofc.edu/

Students may wish to consider taking Maymester or Summer courses. Summer courses usually cover the same amount of material discussed in a standard semester, but in a shortened period of time.

 

Degree Works: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php

Students may complete a degree audit using Degree Works to see the classes taken (or currently taking) and the classes still needed. You can also do “What if” scenarios with this tool so plug in any major and run an audit to see what classes are needed for that major.

 

New Student Information

New Student Checklist:

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

 

Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $35.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, 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 you!  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 call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

 

New Student Orientations June-August:

The Office of New Student Programs provides summer orientations for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall we ask that your student 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. If you have orientation, questions email orientat@cofc.edu or call 843-953-2017.

  • If you wish to stay on campus during your 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.
  • Summer housing during orientation is not available to new students participating in Charleston Bridge this fall. Charleston Bridge students attend a one-day orientation on July 20th. Information about Charleston Bridge orientation can be found at http://nsp.cofc.edu/bridge/orientation.php.Questions can be directed to Bridge@cofc.edu.

 

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/health-immunization-forms/index.php. Students may bring this completed form with them to orientation and drop it by Student Health Services.

 

Cougar Excursion for new students – August 15-17, 2018:

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 $250.00 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 *Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 in August or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because of schedules conflict.

 

Websites of interest:

 

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.

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – May 7-13, 2018

Important Dates:

·       May 7: Final grades available via MyCharleston

·       May 9: Graduation rehearsal

·       May 11-12: Commencement

·       May 13: Happy Mother’s Day!

·       May 14: Maymester classes begin

·       June 1: Summer I classes begin

·       July 5: Summer II classes begin

 

Calendars:

·       Maymester/Summer Academic Calendar: http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/ac-2018summer.pdf

·       Fall 2018 Academic Calendar: http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/ac-2018fall.pdf

·       Campus Events Calendar: https://go.activecalendar.com/cofc/?view=grid&search=y

Commencement Rehearsal Wednesday:

There will be a rehearsal for each ceremony on Wednesday May 9th.  The rehearsal times may differ from the order of your ceremony.  Students should plan at least 1.5 hours for rehearsal. Rehearsals are MANDATORY. Please visit the Commencement Information website for rehearsal information.

Honors College Ceremony: (NOTE: a separate event from the Commencement ceremony)

Honors Ceremony tickets will be available for pickup by Honors College seniors from Wednesday, May 2nd until noon on Wednesday, May 9th in the Honors Center Office during normal business hours, 8:30am – 5:00pm. Each senior is allowed up to five guest tickets; these tickets will be used for access into the ceremony and then collected for entrance at the reception.  The Honors College does not approve the selling of tickets.  When seniors pick up their tickets we will ask how many tickets (up to five) they need for their guests.  It will be noted if a student requests additional tickets. All remaining tickets will be placed into a lottery for those who need additional tickets and will then be distributed on Thursday, May 10th. Should you have any additional questions regarding the Honors College Ceremony, please emailhonors@cofc.edu.

 

MAY COMMENCEMENT 2018 – May 11-12, 2018 – Cistern Yard

There are three ceremonies. This contains some important highlights, but please visit the website for more specific information:  Commencement Information

Commencement eligibility rules can be found on our website:  Commencement Eligibility. Each eligible candidate will receive four tickets for the Cistern Yard.  You can find more information about tickets here: Ticket Information.

Commencement Information: http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/

This is the official Commencement Information webpage with all the information you need about graduation and class events.

·       May 11, 2018: (the graduation ceremony usually takes 2-2.5 hours): Commencement for all Master’s degree candidates, Bachelor of Professional Studies degree candidates, and BA and BS degree candidates from the School of the Arts and the School of Education, Health and Human Performance. Degree candidates should assemble in Maybank Hall at 2:30 PM. Gates to Cistern Yard and doors to the satellite viewing areas will open at 2:30 PM.

  • May 12, 2018: 2018 Commencement for all BA and BS degree candidates from the School of Business and the School of Science and Mathematics. Degree candidates should assemble in Maybank Hall at 9:00 AM. Gates to Cistern Yard and doors to the satellite viewing areas will open at 8:30 AM.
  • May 12, 2018: 2018 Commencement for all BA and BS degree candidates from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences* and the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. (*including BA in Public Health) Degree Candidates should assemble in Maybank Hall at 3:00 PM. Gates to Cistern Yard and doors to the satellite viewing areas will open at 2:30 PM.

 

Undergraduate Diplomas will be mailed:

All diplomas will be mailed to the diploma mailing address* following degree conferral.  Graduates will receive an email when their diploma ships.  Spring graduates can expect their diploma in June and summer graduates can expect their diploma in September.  To ensure that you get your diploma, check you diploma mailing address* for accuracy and check your account for unpaid fees before you leave the College.

*To check your address sign on to MyCharleston and following this path:  Academic Services, Banner Self-Service, Student, Student Records, View Application to Graduation.  Email graduation@cofc.edu with undergraduate diploma questions.

 

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 and first year IMPACT scholars must earn 24 hours with a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Contact the Center for Academic Performance & Persistence if you have questions regarding academic probation, dismissal, or withdrawal from the College of Charleston. Call 843-953-5674.

 

College of Charleston Maymester & Summer Sessions:

http://summer.cofc.edu/

Students may wish to consider taking Maymester or Summer courses. Summer courses usually cover the same amount of material discussed in a standard semester, but in a shortened period of time.

Taking classes during the summer has several advantages.This is a great way to catch up if a student is behind in their program of study. It is also helpful to students who would like to work ahead or lighten their standard semester load. Summer courses are also typically smaller in size than classes available during the traditional academic year. With a smaller class size, the professor can provide students with more personal attention. This can be quite beneficial, especially if students initially find it difficult to adjust to the accelerated pace of a summer session course and require help. The more intimate learning environment during the summer may help students excel, especially in more challenging classes. Another advantage during the summer term is that students will be limited in the number of credits they can take. With a reduced course load, students will be able to focus more on the class or classes in which they are enrolled. This can be especially useful for students who hope to ace a notoriously difficult course, like organic chemistry or calculus.

 

Degree Works: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php

Students may complete a degree audit using Degree Works to see the classes taken (or currently taking) and the classes still needed. You can also do “What if” scenarios with this tool so plug in any major and run an audit to see what classes are needed for that major.

 

PROGRAMS FOR NEW STUDENTS:

Summer Orientations June-August:

The Office of New Student Programs provides summer orientations for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall we ask that your student complete the online orientation registration thru MyCharleston.

For information about new student orientation, visit our website athttp://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php. If you have orientation, questions emailorientat@cofc.edu or call 843-953-2017.

  • If you wish to stay on campus during your 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.
    • Summer housing during orientation is not available to new students participating in Charleston Bridge this fall. Charleston Bridge students attend a one-day orientation on July 20th. Questions can be directed to Bridge@cofc.edu.

 

Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $35.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, if your student did not include any family members to attend the family orientation when they registered for orientation just emailorientat@cofc.edu with your student’s full name and CWID and we will add you!  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 call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

Websites of interest:

·       Counseling Center: http://counseling.cofc.edu/counseling/parentsinfo.php

·       Center for Student Learning: http://csl.cofc.edu/student-resources/index.php

·       Student Health Services: http://studenthealth.cofc.edu/appointments/index.php

·       Undergraduate catalog: http://catalogs.cofc.edu/

·       Program of Study Worksheets: http://registrar.cofc.edu/program-of-study-resources/program-of-study-worksheets/index.php

·       GPA calculators: http://undergrad.cofc.edu/gpa-calculators/index.php

·       Majors and Minors: http://www.cofc.edu/academics/majorsandminors/index.php

·       Major Road Maps: http://registrar.cofc.edu/program-of-study-resources/major-roadmaps/index.php

Campus E-mails:

·       Advising@cofc.edu Questions about academic advising, course selection, academic advisor

·       Bridge@cofc.edu (For currently enrolled Charleston Bridge students) Questions about Charleston Bridge requirements

·       DiningServicesCustomerService@cofc.edu Questions about meal plans, dining, payment

·       FinancialAid@cofc.edu Questions about financial aid, refund checks, loans, grants, scholarships

·       FYE@cofc.edu Questions about the First-Year Experience (FYE) courses

·       helpdesk@cofc.edu Technical support

·       Housing@cofc.edu Questions about campus housing

·       MailServices@cofc.edu Questions about mail services for students

·       Orientat@cofc.edu Questions about new student and family orientation

·       parkingservices@cofc.edu Questions about parking on campus

·       parents@cofc.edu General questions or referral to campus service

·       Treasurer@cofc.edu Questions about bill payment, fees, payment plans, becoming an authorized user

 

College of Charleston Social Media:

·       @CofCorientation is the orientation account that we tweet about a number of campus and community activities when we are not in orientation season.  https://twitter.com/CofCOrientation

·       @CofC – the main campus twitter account https://twitter.com/CofC

·       @Clydethecougar https://twitter.com/Clydethecougar

·       @CofCDining https://twitter.com/cofcdining

·       CofCorientation Instagram –  is our orientation account but like our twitter account we put up different images and information about the campus and community also https://instagram.com/cofcorientation

·       CofC – the main campus Instagram account  https://instagram.com/collegeofcharleston/

·       Clyde the Cougar – https://instagram.com/Clydethecougar

·       CofC Dining Services – https://instagram.com/cofcdining

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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Spring 2018 Commencement – Everything You Need to Know

If your student is participating in the spring 2018 commencemement, check out the article at http://today.cofc.edu/2018/05/07/2018-spring-commencement-everything-you-need-to-know/ for lots of great information about commencement.

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Summer 2018 CofC Dining Services Hours of Operation

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CofC Parent Listserv Weekly Updates – April 30-May 6, 2018

Important Dates:

  • April 25-May 2: Final exams
  • May 3: Residence Hall move-out (Questions: Housing@cofc.edu)
  • May 7: Final grades available via MyCharleston by noon
  • May 9: Graduation rehearsal
  • May 11-12: Commencement

 

Calendars:

 

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 and first year IMPACT scholars must earn 24 hours with a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

 

Degree Works: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php

Students may complete a degree audit using Degree Works to see the classes taken (or currently taking) and the classes still needed. You can also do “What if” scenarios with this tool so plug in any major and run an audit to see what classes are needed for that major.

 

MAY COMMENCEMENT 2018 – May 11-12, 2018 – Cistern Yard

There are three ceremonies. This contains some important highlights, but please visit the website for more specific information:  Commencement Information

 

Commencement eligibility rules can be found on our website:  Commencement Eligibility. Each eligible candidate will receive four tickets for the Cistern Yard.  You can find more information about tickets here: Ticket Information.

 

Latin Honors recognition:  Only students who have already completed graduation requirements in summer/fall 2017 or those who are preliminarily clearing to graduate in the spring 2018 term will be recognized for Latin Honors (e.g., cum laude) at the ceremony. You can find information concerning Latin Honors on our website here:  Latin Honors

 

There will be a rehearsal for each ceremony on Wednesday May 9th.  The rehearsal times may differ from the order of your ceremony.  Rehearsals are MANDATORY.   Please visit the Commencement Information website for rehearsal information.

 

On Friday/Saturday, here is what graduates need to do:

  • Enter the Green Way from the St. Philip’s Street Gate (see the Commencement websitefor times)
  • There will be a bag check before you are admitted to the Cougar Mall Area
  • Get your pre-ordered flowers from the Bookstore table (outside in front of Maybank)
  • Get your Name Card at the Maybank entrance
  • Qualified graduates can pick up their Latin Honors Medallion on the 1stfloor of Maybank after they get their name card.  Visit the website for information on how to qualify for Latin Honors recognition at the ceremony:  Latin Honors
  • Optional: Take your card to the faculty name reader at the designated tables (there will be signs) for phonetic markings. The name readers will be set up at tables to mark your name card phonetically in a manner that makes sense to them.  You may also request to add or delete part of your actual name (i.e., deleting a middle name or adding a suffix such as Jr. or III).  They will be available for 45 minutes immediately following each rehearsaland at Maybank on the day of the ceremonies for about 30 minutes prior to line up.*
  • Go to the room in Maybank Hall designated for your major. When it is time to line up, arrange yourselves in alphabetical order in the room and wait for the marshals to lead you out.

*Students should not make any marks on the card themselves; hand written words that are not printed by the name reader will not be read aloud.

 

Name Cards

Name cards are the 3×5 cards that are used to ensure your name will be called as you cross the stage.  Graduates must get their name card before lining up in Maybank. The card includes your name, major(s), Latin Honors and Honors College (if applicable). Only what is printed will be read aloud by the faculty name reader.  Our staff will have these for each graduate at the entrance of Maybank organized by major.  Find the table with the cards for your major and line up to get yours.  If you are the first student for your school or major, you will also be responsible for the “presenter” card for your dean or department chair.  These are colored cards (yellow or orange).  You will hold on to your card (s) until our staff collects it from you—do not lose your name card!

 

Latin Honors Medallions

Students graduating with Latin Honors (e.g., cum laude) will receive a medallion on a maroon neck ribbon to wear at the ceremony.  Get your medallion at Maybank, 1st floor, if you qualify (see your name card).

 

Undergraduate Diplomas

All diplomas will be mailed to the diploma mailing address* following degree conferral.  Graduates will receive an email when their diploma ships.  Spring graduates can expect their diploma in June and summer graduates can expect their diploma in September.  To ensure that you get your diploma, check you diploma mailing address* for accuracy and check your account for unpaid fees before you leave the College.  Not paying even a small fee may cause a significant delay in the release of your diploma.

 

*To check your address sign on to MyCharleston and following this path:  Academic Services, Banner Self-Service, Student, Student Records, View Application to Graduation.  Email graduation@cofc.edu with undergraduate diploma questions.

 

Please visit these websites for more information!

 

Alumni Association: alumni.cofc.edu

MyCofC–online alumni community, official class ring, alumni merchandise & events

 

Balfour:  balfour.com

Graduation announcements

 

Bookstore:  cofc.bncollege.com

Roses, diploma frames

 

Career Center: careercenter.cofc.edu/ 

Employment and volunteer opportunities, and  resumé  help

 

Center for Disability Services: snap@cofc.edu   or call 843-953-1431

Ceremony accessibility/handicap seating

 

Commencement:   cofc.edu/commencement

Commencement ceremony & senior event information

 

Graduation:   registrar.cofc.edu/graduation/

Graduation, degree audit & diploma information

 

Media Relations:  http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/hometown-news.php

Hometown newspaper announcement

 

Photography:  gradimages.com 

Sign up to order & view commencement images online

 

Graduation Information (applying for graduation, diploma information, graduation status notification): http://registrar.cofc.edu/graduation/index.php

 

Commencement Information: http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/

This is the official Commencement Information webpage with all the information you need about graduation and class events. More information regarding the Spring Commencement ceremonies will be posted to this website in the near future.

  • May 11, 2018: (the graduation ceremony usually takes 2-2.5 hours): Commencement for all Master’s degree candidates, Bachelor of Professional Studies degree candidates, and BA and BS degree candidates from the School of the Arts and the School of Education, Health and Human Performance. Degree candidates should assemble in Maybank Hall at 2:30 PM. Gates to Cistern Yard and doors to the satellite viewing areas will open at 2:30 PM.
  • May 12, 2018: 2018 Commencement for all BA and BS degree candidates from the School of Business and the School of Science and Mathematics. Degree candidates should assemble in Maybank Hall at 9:00 AM. Gates to Cistern Yard and doors to the satellite viewing areas will open at 8:30 AM.
  • May 12, 2018: 2018 Commencement for all BA and BS degree candidates from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences* and the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. (*including BA in Public Health) Degree Candidates should assemble in Maybank Hall at 3:00 PM. Gates to Cistern Yard and doors to the satellite viewing areas will open at 2:30 PM.

 

Honors College Ceremony: (NOTE: a separate event from the Commencement ceremony)

Honors Ceremony tickets will be available for pickup by Honors College seniors from Wednesday, May 2nd until noon on Wednesday, May 9th in the Honors Center Office during normal business hours, 8:30am – 5:00pm. Each senior is allowed up to five guest tickets; these tickets will be used for access into the ceremony and then collected for entrance at the reception.  The Honors College does not approve the selling of tickets.  When seniors pick up their tickets we will ask how many tickets (up to five) they need for their guests.  It will be noted if a student requests additional tickets. All remaining tickets will be placed into a lottery for those who need additional tickets and will then be distributed on Thursday, May 10th. Should you have any additional questions regarding the Honors College Ceremony, please email honors@cofc.edu.

 

PROGRAMS FOR NEW STUDENTS:

Summer Orientations June-August:

The Office of New Student Programs provides summer orientations for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall we ask that your student 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. If you have orientation questions email orientat@cofc.edu or call 843-953-2017.

  • If you wish to stay on campus during your 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.
    • Summer housing during orientation is not available to new students participating in Charleston Bridge this fall. Charleston Bridge students attend a one-day orientation on July 20th. Questions can be directed to Bridge@cofc.edu.

 

Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $35.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, 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 you!  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 call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

 

Academic Planning Tools:

Check out the Student Resources suggested by the Academic Advising and Planning Center, including useful academic planning tools and campus resources to help your student succeed at the College of Charleston. Use Degree Works, a web-based audit tool for academic planning: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php.

 

 

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

 

Listserv Help:

Use this link parent listserv to unsubscribe or change your subscription to DIGEST. To unsubscribe 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.

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Spring 2018 Final Exam Dining Hall Hours

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – April 23-29, 2018

Important Dates:

  • April 25-May 2: Final exams
  • May 3: Residence Hall move-out (Questions: Housing@cofc.edu)
  • May 7: Final grades available via MyCharleston by noon
  • May 9: Graduation rehearsal
  • May 11-12: Commencement

 

Calendars:

 

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 and first year IMPACT scholars must earn 24 hours with a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

 

Degree Works: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php

Students may complete a degree audit using Degree Works to see the classes taken (or currently taking) and the classes still needed. You can also do “What if” scenarios with this tool so plug in any major and run an audit to see what classes are needed for that major.

 

PROGRAMS FOR NEW STUDENTS:

Summer Orientations June-August:

The Office of New Student Programs provides summer orientations for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall we ask that your student 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. If you have orientation questions email orientat@cofc.edu or call 843-953-2017.

  • If you wish to stay on campus during your 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.
    • Summer housing during orientation is not available to new students participating in Charleston Bridge this fall. Charleston Bridge students attend a one-day orientation on July 20th. Questions can be directed to Bridge@cofc.edu.

Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $35.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, 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 you!  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 call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

 

Academic Planning Tools:

Check out the Student Resources suggested by the Academic Advising and Planning Center, including useful academic planning tools and campus resources to help your student succeed at the College of Charleston. Use Degree Works, a web-based audit tool for academic planning: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/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.  This allows you to receive a copy of the bill/statement when we bill the student through the email system. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive the student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! We highly encourage parents to become authorized users! 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.

 

Office of the Treasurer – Become an authorized user:

Parents can receive eBills by having your son/daughter sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system.  This allows you to receive a copy of the bill/statement when we bill the student through the email system. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive the student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! We highly encourage parents to become authorized users! 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.

 

Treasurer Semester Payment Plan: 843-953-5572

http://treasurer.cofc.edu/payment-plan/index.php

 

MAY COMMENCEMENT 2018 – May 11-12, 2018 – Cistern Yard

There are three ceremonies. This contains some important highlights, but please visit the website for more specific information:  Commencement Information

 

Commencement eligibility rules can be found on our website:  Commencement Eligibility. Each eligible candidate will receive four tickets for the Cistern Yard.  You can find more information about tickets here: Ticket Information.

 

Latin Honors recognition:  Only students who have already completed graduation requirements in summer/fall 2017 or those who are preliminarily clearing to graduate in the spring 2018 term will be recognized for Latin Honors (e.g., cum laude) at the ceremony. You can find information concerning Latin Honors on our website here:  Latin Honors

 

There will be a rehearsal for each ceremony on Wednesday May 9th.  The rehearsal times may differ from the order of your ceremony.  Rehearsals are MANDATORY.   Please visit the Commencement Information website for rehearsal information.

 

On Friday/Saturday, here is what graduates need to do:

  • Enter the Green Way from the St. Philip’s Street Gate (see the Commencement websitefor times)
  • There will be a bag check before you are admitted to the Cougar Mall Area
  • Get your pre-ordered flowers from the Bookstore table (outside in front of Maybank)
  • Get your Name Card at the Maybank entrance
  • Qualified graduates can pick up their Latin Honors Medallion on the 1stfloor of Maybank after they get their name card.  Visit the website for information on how to qualify for Latin Honors recognition at the ceremony:  Latin Honors
  • Optional: Take your card to the faculty name reader at the designated tables (there will be signs) for phonetic markings. The name readers will be set up at tables to mark your name card phonetically in a manner that makes sense to them.  You may also request to add or delete part of your actual name (i.e., deleting a middle name or adding a suffix such as Jr. or III).  They will be available for 45 minutes immediately following each rehearsaland at Maybank on the day of the ceremonies for about 30 minutes prior to line up.*
  • Go to the room in Maybank Hall designated for your major. When it is time to line up, arrange yourselves in alphabetical order in the room and wait for the marshals to lead you out.

*Students should not make any marks on the card themselves; hand written words that are not printed by the name reader will not be read aloud.

 

Name Cards

Name cards are the 3×5 cards that are used to ensure your name will be called as you cross the stage.  Graduates must get their name card before lining up in Maybank. The card includes your name, major(s), Latin Honors and Honors College (if applicable). Only what is printed will be read aloud by the faculty name reader.  Our staff will have these for each graduate at the entrance of Maybank organized by major.  Find the table with the cards for your major and line up to get yours.  If you are the first student for your school or major, you will also be responsible for the “presenter” card for your dean or department chair.  These are colored cards (yellow or orange).  You will hold on to your card (s) until our staff collects it from you—do not lose your name card!

 

Latin Honors Medallions

Students graduating with Latin Honors (e.g., cum laude) will receive a medallion on a maroon neck ribbon to wear at the ceremony.  Get your medallion at Maybank, 1st floor, if you qualify (see your name card).

 

Undergraduate Diplomas

All diplomas will be mailed to the diploma mailing address* following degree conferral.  Graduates will receive an email when their diploma ships.  Spring graduates can expect their diploma in June and summer graduates can expect their diploma in September.  To ensure that you get your diploma, check you diploma mailing address* for accuracy and check your account for unpaid fees before you leave the College.  Not paying even a small fee may cause a significant delay in the release of your diploma.

 

*To check your address sign on to MyCharleston and following this path:  Academic Services, Banner Self-Service, Student, Student Records, View Application to Graduation.  Email graduation@cofc.edu with undergraduate diploma questions.

 

Please visit these websites for more information!

 

Alumni Association: alumni.cofc.edu

MyCofC–online alumni community, official class ring, alumni merchandise & events

 

Balfour:  balfour.com

Graduation announcements

 

Bookstore:  cofc.bncollege.com

Roses, diploma frames

 

Career Center: careercenter.cofc.edu/ 

Employment and volunteer opportunities, and  resumé  help

 

Center for Disability Services: snap@cofc.edu   or call 843-953-1431

Ceremony accessibility/handicap seating

 

Commencement:   cofc.edu/commencement

Commencement ceremony & senior event information

 

Graduation:   registrar.cofc.edu/graduation/

Graduation, degree audit & diploma information

 

Media Relations:  http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/hometown-news.php

Hometown newspaper announcement

 

Photography:  gradimages.com 

Sign up to order & view commencement images online

 

Graduation Information (applying for graduation, diploma information, graduation status notification): http://registrar.cofc.edu/graduation/index.php

 

Commencement Information: http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/

This is the official Commencement Information webpage with all the information you need about graduation and class events. More information regarding the Spring Commencement ceremonies will be posted to this website in the near future.

  • May 11, 2018: (the graduation ceremony usually takes 2-2.5 hours): Commencement for all Master’s degree candidates, Bachelor of Professional Studies degree candidates, and BA and BS degree candidates from the School of the Arts and the School of Education, Health and Human Performance. Degree candidates should assemble in Maybank Hall at 2:30 PM. Gates to Cistern Yard and doors to the satellite viewing areas will open at 2:30 PM.
  • May 12, 2018: 2018 Commencement for all BA and BS degree candidates from the School of Business and the School of Science and Mathematics. Degree candidates should assemble in Maybank Hall at 9:00 AM. Gates to Cistern Yard and doors to the satellite viewing areas will open at 8:30 AM.
  • May 12, 2018: 2018 Commencement for all BA and BS degree candidates from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences* and the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. (*including BA in Public Health) Degree Candidates should assemble in Maybank Hall at 3:00 PM. Gates to Cistern Yard and doors to the satellite viewing areas will open at 2:30 PM.

Honors College Ceremony: (NOTE: a separate event from the Commencement ceremony)

Honors Ceremony tickets will be available for pickup by Honors College seniors from Wednesday, May 2nd until noon on Wednesday, May 9th in the Honors Center Office during normal business hours, 8:30am – 5:00pm. Each senior is allowed up to five guest tickets; these tickets will be used for access into the ceremony and then collected for entrance at the reception.  The Honors College does not approve the selling of tickets.  When seniors pick up their tickets we will ask how many tickets (up to five) they need for their guests.  It will be noted if a student requests additional tickets. All remaining tickets will be placed into a lottery for those who need additional tickets and will then be distributed on Thursday, May 10th. Should you have any additional questions regarding the Honors College Ceremony, please email honors@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.

 

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.

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

 

Listserv Help:

Use this link parent listserv to unsubscribe or change your subscription to DIGEST. To unsubscribe 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.

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Information about Move-Out from Residence Halls – Spring 2018

Campus Housing and Residence Hall Notes and Reminders

 

All non-graduating students must be moved out of their on campus housing by May 3 by noon. The deadline for graduating students is May 13 at noon.

 

RAs are having meetings the week of April 16th to go over the move out procedures for spring 2018. Students should follow up with their RA if they have any questions about the move out process.

 

All students who live on campus will report to their designated front desk when they are ready to check out, return their key and scan out. They will receive a cleaning/damage form this week (during their RA hall meetings) that they should fill out along with their roommate/suitemates and return to the RA by April 23, 2018.

 

Regarding trash, we ask that students during move out take it to designated locations and donate any unwanted items to the designated bins in the lobby.

 

If you have any questions, please email reslife@cofc.edu.

 

 

Parking Information for Move-Out from Residence Halls

 

 

The College of Charleston’s offices of Residence Life, Campus Housing, Public Safety, New Student Programs, and Parking Services have partnered together so that we can provide convenient parking for the families of students moving out of residence halls for the summer.

 

Be advised that any street parking other than metered spaces will be ticketed by The College of Charleston and/or the City of Charleston. Parking on streets in areas that are not designated as parking areas restricts traffic flow and creates safety concerns for both pedestrians and other vehicles. Leaving someone to stand guard at a vehicle that is parked on the street will not prevent that vehicle from being ticketed.

 

Tip:  Don’t forget to bring hand trucks or dollies for move out.  Each residence hall will have a limited number in the lobby so it may be a good idea to bring your own to assist in the moving process.

 

*Please scroll to the end of this document for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

 

SURFACE LOT AVAILABILITY

 

Selected surface lots that will be available for move-out on the dates and times provided below the following list:

  • G Lot (close to Buist-Rivers; please note that you cannot park in a space that is marked as “handicap accessible” or “Residence Hall Director”)
  • BS Lot (close to Bull Street historic houses please note that you cannot park in the space that is marked as “Residence Hall Director”)
  • I Lot (close to McConnell; CofC marked spaces only)
  • P Lot (close to McConnell and Wentworth Street historic and fraternity houses)
  • W Lot (at 298-300 Meeting Street)
  • WP Lot (close to Warren Place and Kelley House; also fairly close to Berry and McAlister; excludes the service space and the Residence Hall Director space)

 

We will not be ticketing the selected surface lots listed above during the following timeframes ONLY:

Tuesday 4/24/2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Wednesday 4/25/2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Thursday 4/26/2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Friday 4/27/2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Saturday 4/28/2018 from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM

Sunday 4/29/2018 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Monday 4/30/2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Tuesday 5/1/2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Wednesday 5/2/2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Thursday 5/3/2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

 

 

For exact locations of these surface parking lots, please consult the College of Charleston parking map. Printed copies of the map are available at Parking Services or Public Safety.

 

These are the only surface lots that will be available, and they will only be available during the timeframes provided above. Exams do not officially end until 5/2/2018, and students and employees with permits for these lots will still need access to their spaces while other students are moving out. Even if a lot appears to have several available spaces, it will be ticketed; the only exceptions are in the lots listed above during the designated timeframes.

 

 

GARAGE PARKING

 

For students who are moving out at times when there will not be surface lot availability, or for students whose residence halls are close to the PG, GG, or WG garages, we will offer complimentary two-hour garage parking for one vehicle per student. Please read the following information very carefully:

 

  • Upon request students will be provided with one 2-hour parking voucher for one of the following garages: PG Garage, GG Garage, or WG Garage. For exact locations of these garages, please consult the College of Charleston parking map. PG Garage is convenient to Berry and McAlister, and is reasonably close to Warren Place, Kelly House, and College Lodge. GG Garage is convenient to Craig Hall, George Street Apartments, and Liberty Street Residence Hall, and is reasonably close to Buist-Rivers. WG Garage is convenient to the Wentworth Street historic houses and the fraternity houses, and is reasonably close to McConnell and Craig.
  • Garage parking vouchers will be available at the Parking Services office beginning on Tuesday, 4/24/2018, and must be picked up during business hours (Monday through Friday; 9 AM – 4:30 PM). A valid Cougar Card must be presented in order to receive your garage parking voucher. (Public Safety will have a limited supply of garage parking vouchers if you need to pick one up after 4:30 PM.)
  • Garage vouchers may be redeemed at any time of day that a cashier is on duty (see below for details) between 4/24/2018 and 5/4/2018.
  • Garage vouchers will represent the only parking option to students who plan on moving out on a weekday prior to 5 PM.
  • There is a strict two-hour time limit on the parking garage vouchers, so please have all belongings packed and ready to go before you begin moving them out. If time parked exceeds two hours, patrons will be responsible for paying the additional fees.
  • You must retain the ticket that you pulled upon entering the garage in order to be eligible for the two hours of free parking. You must surrender both the ticket and the voucher to the cashier in order to be eligible for the two hours of free parking.
  • Garages are not always staffed 24/7, but there will always be a cashier on duty at the following times: weekdays from 7 AM until 7 PM and weekends from 9 AM to 5 PM at PG; any day between the hours of 7 AM and 10 PM at GG and WG. Unfortunately, vouchers cannot be presented when there is not a cashier on duty. Since the total ticket fee will be charged at the autopay machines at times when the cashier is not on duty, we recommend that you park at a metered space if you will be leaving campus after the posted cashier hours.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

Q: Why can’t you close the streets for move-out like you do for move-in?

A: Because the College of Charleston is in an urban area, it is very difficult to coordinate street closures with the City of Charleston. We are able to do this for move-in because we are only doing it during off-peak traffic times and only for a few days, and because we are able to assign strict move-in timeframes to each student. We cannot enforce strict timeframes for move-out because exams stretch out over an entire week, and students are free to leave after their last exam at a time that is convenient for them and their families.

 

Q: Can I pull up on the street right in front of my student’s residence hall just for loading purposes?

A: No. Not only do vehicles parked in the street create a hazard for pedestrians and passing vehicles, but parking in a designated “no parking” zone is a ticketable offense. You cannot stop your vehicle on the street for any reason, even if your hazard lights are on. We provide garage parking vouchers to students for the purpose of moving out in order to discourage street parking for any length of time. If your student neglected to pick up a garage parking voucher from the Parking Services office, the Public Safety officers should have some on hand, or they can be requested at the front desk at Public Safety.

 

Q: Why don’t you have designated move-out times like you do for move-in?

A: We cannot enforce strict timeframes for move-out because exams stretch out over an entire week, and students are free to leave after their last exam at a time that is convenient for them and their families. We know that students are anxious to move out and proceed with their summer plans (internships, travel, spending time with family, etc.), and we do not want to make them stay in their residence halls waiting to leave because their designated move-out time is several days later.

 

Q: Why can’t we park in any CofC lot (such as the lots near Warren, Buist, or the historic houses) in order to move out?

A: Even though your own student may be finished with his or her exams and is ready to move out, the College of Charleston is still in session and other students are still taking exams. We must ensure that the permit-only lots are available to the permit holders during regular business hours when faculty/staff are still on campus and when exams are still in session. Some of these lots ARE available (see the list of surface lots near the beginning of this document), as long as you park there at off-peak times as outlined above. If these times are inconvenient for you and you must move out at a time when these lots are being ticketed, you may take advantage of the two-hour garage voucher and park in one of the garages on campus, or you may pay to park in a metered space on the street.

 

 

 

Please feel free to call Parking Services at 843.953.7834 or email parkingservices@cofc.edu if you have any questions.

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