CofC Parent Weekly Update – Feb. 5-12, 2018

Important Dates:

  • Feb. 23: Last day of Express I classes
  • Feb. 28: Express II classes begin
  • March 2: Last day to drop or add an EXPRESS II class
  • March 7: Midterm grades available via MyCharleston
  • March 13: Last day to withdraw from a spring class
  • March 18-24: Spring break
  • April 23: Last day of spring classes
  • April 25-May 2: Exams
  • May 7: Final grades available
  • May 11-12: Commencement

 

Calendars:

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

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.

 

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 you succeed at the College of Charleston. Use Degree Works, a web-based audit tool for academic planning: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php.

 

Express Courses:

The College of Charleston offers Express I and II courses each semester. The Express format option consists of courses that are 7 weeks in duration, expediting the delivery of material that would typically be presented over the course of a semester. The express format courses go from day one to midterm in 3 weeks’ time, which could present possible challenges for less-disciplined students. Students have to be prepared for that pace.

Express II classes will begin Feb. 28, 2018. When searching for courses, students can select the Express I or Express II option from the Part of Term menu options. The date range will indicate when the class begins and ends.

 

The 1098T form – http://treasurer.cofc.edu/1098t-info/index.php

This form is processed and mailed to your student by an outside agency, ECSI, between January 15 and January 31. If you have questions about the qualified charges on your 1098T, you may call 866.428.1098.1098Ts are only sent to students that have more eligible tuition charges than scholarships/grants (free money).  In other words, if scholarships/grants exceeds qualified tuition charges than a 1098T is NOT issued. If you believe that you should have received a 1098T but have not received a mailed copy, additional copies are available at ECSI’s website (https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/signIn) or by calling them at 866.428.1098. The College of Charleston school code is Q7.

 

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.

 

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

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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 Insider – Winter 2018 Edition

The Winter 2018 edition of the Parent Insider can be viewed at http://parentadvisorycouncil.cofc.edu/family-insider/

 

 

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Update – Jan 29-Feb. 4, 2018

Important Dates:

  • Feb. 23: Last day of Express I classes
  • Feb. 28: Express II classes begin
  • March 2: Last day to drop or add an EXPRESS II class
  • March 7: Midterm grades available via MyCharleston
  • March 13: Last day to withdraw from a spring class
  • March 18-24: Spring break
  • April 23: Last day of spring classes
  • April 25-May 2: Exams
  • May 7: Final grades available
  • May 11-12: Commencement

 

Calendars:

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

Express Courses:

The College of Charleston offers Express I and II courses each semester. The Express format option consists of courses that are 7 weeks in duration, expediting the delivery of material that would typically be presented over the course of a semester. The express format courses go from day one to midterm in 3 weeks’ time, which could present possible challenges for less-disciplined students. Students have to be prepared for that pace. Express II classes will begin Feb. 28, 2018. When searching for courses, students can select the Express I or Express II option from the Part of Term menu options. The date range will indicate when the class begins and ends.

 

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 you succeed at the College of Charleston. Use Degree Works, a web-based audit too for academic planning: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php

 

The 1098T form – http://treasurer.cofc.edu/1098t-info/index.php

This form is processed and mailed to your student by an outside agency, ECSI, between January 15 and January 31. If you have questions about the qualified charges on your 1098T, you may call 866.428.1098.1098Ts are only sent to students that have more eligible tuition charges than scholarships/grants (free money).  In other words, if scholarships/grants exceeds qualified tuition charges than a 1098T is NOT issued. If you believe that you should have received a 1098T but have not received a mailed copy, additional copies are available at ECSI’s website (https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/signIn) or by calling them at 866.428.1098. The College of Charleston school code is Q7.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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 Update – January 22-28, 2018

Important Dates:

  • January 22: Center for Student Learning tutoring begins
  • January 24: Study Abroad Fair 10-2, Cougar Mall
  • January 24: Center for Student Learning Study Skills Workshops begin: http://csl.cofc.edu/study-skills/workshops/index.php
  • March 7: Midterm grades available via MyCharleston
  • March 13: Last day to withdraw from a spring class
  • March 18-24: Spring break
  • April 23: Last day of spring classes
  • April 25-May 2: Exams
  • May 7: Final grades available
  • May 11-12: Commencement

 

Calendar:

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

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 you succeed at the College of Charleston. Use Degree Works, a web-based audit too for academic planning: http://registrar.cofc.edu/degreeworks/index.php

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

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.

 

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.

 

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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Message from CofC Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life – Spring 2018

Hello from Fraternity & Sorority Life!

As we are starting a new semester, we would like to provide you with information about joining fraternal organizations at the College. Below you will find information pertaining how to join each type of fraternal organization housed under Fraternity & Sorority Life, which organizations are registered with the College, and information pertaining to organizational conduct.

 

IFC Fraternity Recruitment:

The Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) at the College of Charleston participates in structured recruitment. This is a process in which there are certain events planned and executed by the Inter-Fraternity Council that give Potential New Members the opportunity to meet fraternity men in a controlled setting.

To be eligible for IFC recruitment you must:

·         Be enrolled as a full-time student at the College of Charleston

·         Have a minimum 2.5 GPA

·         Register for recruitment

·         Pay the $20 non-refundable recruitment registration fee

January 2018 Recruitment Schedule:

§  January 18 & 19, 11am-1pm: Fraternities Tabling in Cougar Mall

§  January 21, 12noon: IFC Recruitment Convocation and Fraternity Open Houses (REQUIRED for any man interested in joining an IFC Fraternity)

§  January 22-26: Individual Chapter Events

§  January 27, 10am: Bid Day

To learn more and register visit: http://greeks.cofc.edu/recruitment-and-intake/ifc-fraternity-recruitment.php.

Registered Organizations:

·         Alpha Tau Omega

·         Delta Tau Delta

·         Pi Kappa Alpha

·         Sigma Alpha Epsilon

·         Sigma Chi

·         Zeta Beta Tau

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment:

Informal recruitment can happen throughout the academic year when chapters are below “total” in a given semester. The process of informal recruitment is done by each individual Panhellenic chapter, not as an organized effort by the Panhellenic Association. If a woman is interested in participating in informal recruitment, she should email cofc.recruitment@gmail.com.

Registered Organizations:

·         Alpha Delta Pi

·         Chi Omega

·         Delta Delta Delta

·         Delta Gamma

·         Kappa Alpha Theta

·         Kappa Delta

·         Phi Mu

·         Sigma Delta Tau

·         Sigma Kappa

·         Zeta Tau Alpha

NPHC/Culturally Based Fraternity/Sorority Intake:

Joining an NPHC or culturally-based fraternity or sorority is possible when members decide they have enough interest from qualified students to take a new member class. This may be in either the Fall or Spring semester, or both. Each chapter coordinates their own process and events are held separately.

To begin the intake process groups host meetings on campus. A great way to learn about local chapters is to attend programs they sponsor. These meetings and programs will be advertised around campus and on our web calendar.

There is no formal process to register for intake. For more information, contact the individual fraternity or sorority.

Registered Organizations:

·         Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

·         Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc

·         Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

·         Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc

·         Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc

·         Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc

·         Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc

·         Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc

·         Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc

Organizational Conduct

To find the most current information related to organizational conduct for student organizations at the College of Charleston please visit this webpage:http://deanofstudents.cofc.edu/organizational-student-conduct/index.php.

If you have specific questions our website does not answer, please feel free to reach out by emailing greeks@cofc.edu or calling 843-953-6320.

Fraternally,

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Sarah Jane Franciscus

Director, Student Leadership and Fraternity & Sorority Life

Division of Student Affairs

College of Charleston

franciscussj@cofc.edu

843-953-6320

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Center for Student Learning Opens January 22, 2018 for Tutoring, Academic Coaching, and More!

Dear Parents,

As your students roll up their sleeves and begin the real work of the semester, they may want to add academic support services to their studying toolbox. The CSL is their partner for tutoring, academic coaching, study skills help, and more! As parents are also an important partner in academic success,  I am forwarding the information that your students received earlier today:

Dear Students,

As Drop/Add ends, the real work of the semester begins!

The CSL will begin tutoring, SI, and academic coaching on Monday, January 22. 2018.  Browse the CSL website http://csl.cofc.edu/  for our services, including:

 

 

Please note that there is no cost for tutoring or other services, and that CSL tutors are high-achieving, trained, and faculty-recommended. The CSL peer and professional staff look forward to helping you reach your academic goals this semester! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about any of our services.

 Best wishes for a great semester,

Lindy Coleman

Director, Center for Student Learning

College of Charleston

 

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CofC Family Weekend – Spring 2018

Families,

The Office of Student Life welcomes you to register for Family Weekend 2018, March 2-4, 2018. Enjoy an extended weekend with your College of Charleston student with many events, programs, and opportunities for you to explore all that Charleston and College has to offer.

Registration is now LIVE!

Go to the Family Weekend website for more information: http://familyweekend.cofc.edu/

We look forward to seeing you in March!

 

Christine L. Workman (Pronouns she/her/hers)
Director
Office of Student Life and Stern Student Center
Division of Student Affairs
College of Charleston
71 George St
Charleston, SC 29424

 

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Update – January 7-14, 2018

Important Dates:

  • January 16: Last day to drop or add a class
  • January 16: Bills due for students registering in January:
  • January 22: Center for Student Learning tutoring begins
  • March 7: Midterm grades available via MyCharleston
  • March 13: Last day to withdraw from a spring class
  • March 18-24: Spring break
  • April 23: Last day of spring classes
  • April 25-May 2: Exams
  • May 7: Final grades available
  • May 11-12: Commencement

 

Academic Calendar:

 

Drop/Add deadline is TODAY!

Today is the last day that your student can drop or add a spring 2018 class. Instructions on how to do this through MyCharleston can be found at http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/ssb-training-documents/dropping-withdrawing-from-course-ssb-text-only.pdf.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

Proxy Access Management:

A new 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.

 

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 after the Winter Commencement has occurred.

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.

 

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 Update, January 7-14, 2018

Important College of Charleston Dates:

  • January 8: Spring classes begin.
  • January 15: MLK holiday, no classes
  • January 16: Last day to drop or add a class
  • January 16: Bills due for students registering in January:
  • March 7: Midterm grades available via MyCharleston
  • March 13: Last day to withdraw from a spring class
  • March 18-24: Spring break
  • April 23: Last day of spring classes
  • April 25-May 2: Exams
  • May 7: Final grades available
  • May 11-12: Commencement

 

Academic Calendar:

 

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.

 

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

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

 

Proxy Access Management:

A new 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.

 

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 after the Winter Commencement has occurred.

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.

 

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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Academic Advising and Planning Center Drop in Hours – January 2018

The Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC) will hold Drop-In Advising hours from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. through the drop/add period (Monday, January 8- Tuesday, January 16for students seeking assistance with their spring semester schedule.  Students needing to discuss their academic plans will need to make an appointment with their assigned advisor in their academic department, if they have declared their major, or with their AAPC advisor if they have not yet declared.

Students who have yet to meet with their AAPC advisor for their mandatory fall advising appointment will need to make an appointment with their assigned advisor through Appointment Manager, calling our office at 843-953-5981, contacting their advisor directly, or stopping by our center (247 Lightsey).  Students needing to have their mandatory advising appointment will not be accommodated through the Drop-In process and must make an appointment.

The last day to drop or add a course for full semester courses without a ‘W’ on your transcript is Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Karen B. Hauschild

Director
Academic Advising and Planning Center

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