Opportunities for Student Involvement – CofC Residence Hall Association

CofC Parents,

Students always talk to their parents about getting involved at the College. Move-in, first day of classes, and the first test that carries 30% of the total grade are all stresses I faced within my first few weeks of classes. Still, I wanted to figure out how to get involved on campus during my Freshman year.

First and foremost, I am excited for those students joining us in the Residence Halls this year! For parents who have already started talking to their student about involvement on–campus, the Residence Hall Association is a great first step!

The Residence Hall Association consists of nine Hall Governments, one for each Residence Hall. It’s mission and goal is provide residents with best, most memorable on-campus experience–we like to call the College our “Home Sweet CofC”. By running and serving in a Hall Government position, residents have the opportunity to be a leader in building community and in helping instill positive changes in the Halls.

However, none of this is possible without resident-input and leadership. If your student is looking to get involved, please consider suggesting the Residence Hall Association! Applications for Hall Government are currently posted on OrgSync® (charleston.orgysnc.com/org/rha/Elections). Students may also find more information on that website as well. We’d love to have them on our team!

Thank you so much for your time and best wishes,


Michael Eugenio Chew

Executive President, Residence Hall Association



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On Campus Job Fair for Students – Fall 2015

Next week the Career Center is hosting an On Campus Job Fair. This job fair is designed to assist incoming students in locating employment in departments on campus. The fair will be held in the Stern Center lobby on Wednesday September 9, 2015 from 11:00am-2:00pm. Representatives from the Career Center will  assist students in locating and applying to open positions.

Questions about this event should be directed to the Career Center at [email protected]

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Is Your Student Interested in Getting More Involved at CofC?

The Student Alumni Associates are holding fall recruitment events at the Blacklock House on Bull Street (just behind the library).

MONDAY September 14th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (casual drop-in and information)


TUESDAY September 15th beginning at 7:00 pm (formal informational meeting)

Visit http://saa.cofc.edu/membership/index.php for more information!

We would love to have your students (Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors) join us – snacks and drinks will be provided!

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Resources for 2nd year students: Second Year Connection

The email below was sent to students who are sophomores based on earned hours. Some students receiving this email may be considered sophomores because of the number of credit hours they brought in but this is their first year at the College of Charleston. They are welcome to attend these events as well if they wish to do so. If you have a student in their second year please encourage them to take a look at the SYC website at http://acadexperience.cofc.edu/the-second-year-connection/index.php and attend events that may be of interest to them.

Students can schedule a one on one appointment to chat about opportunities to get connected by emailing [email protected].

Questions can be directed to [email protected]. Have a great day everyone!


Melinda (Mindy) Miley, Asst. Vice President Educational Programs & Services

College of Charleston


 If you are beginning your second year at the College of Charleston we want to make you aware of the resources available to you. Visit the Second Year Connection (SYC) website to view the top ten ways to stay connected during your second year at http://acadexperience.cofc.edu/the-second-year-connection/index.php. Also check out the featured events for second year students at http://acadexperience.cofc.edu/the-second-year-connection/second-year-events.php.


We invite you to participate in the Second Year Leadership Series organized by the Higdon Student Leadership Center. An interest session will be held on Monday, September 14 at 7:00pm at the Stern Student Center in room 201. During this meeting you will have the opportunity to learn about upcoming workshops and meet other second-year students and the Higdon Student Leadership Center staff. You may view the entire fall series schedule at http://hslc.cofc.edu/second-year-leadership-series/index.php.  If you can’t make the first meeting you are welcome to attend any one of the series presentations that interest you.


Want a free t-shirt? Students attending the Second Year Leadership Series presentations can win a special edition Class of 2018 t-shirt (shirts available for series presentations beginning September 21). You also have a chance to win a Class of 2018 t-shirt at the Career Center events featured on the SYC website.


If you have any questions or would like to schedule a one on one meeting to discuss ways to meet your goals and discover your interests and passions email us at [email protected]. We welcome the opportunity to discuss opportunities to get connected and help you make your second year a productive one.



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Study Abroad Fair – Fall 2015



College of Charleston Programs

When: Wednesday, September 9th

Time: 10:00 am—2:00 pm

Location: Cougar Mall


Affiliate Programs

When: Monday, September 21st

Time: 10:00 am—2:00 pm

Location: Cougar Mall

  • Representatives from the Charleston Passport Center will be accepting passport applications during the Affiliate Programs Study Abroad Fair. Anybody in the community can apply for or renew a passport at this fair.


Prof. Andrew Sobiesuo, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for International Education
College of Charleston, 66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424 (USA)
Phone: (843) 953-5537

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Fall 2015 Career Center Programs and Events

career center fall events

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Helpful Dates and Information for Fall 2015 from the Office of the Registrar

Dear Students,

The Office of the Registrar welcomes you to the Fall 2015 semester!  This email contains some helpful dates, deadlines, and information about the semester.


Academic Calendar:  Take a few minutes to review the full Fall 2015 Academic Calendar.   Here are some important highlights:


  • Drop/Add Deadline for Full Semester Classes: Monday, August 31st
  • Withdrawal Deadline for Express I Classes: Thursday, September 24th
  • Drop/Add Deadline for Express II Classes: Friday, Oct 16th
  • Withdrawal Deadline for Full Semester Classes: Thursday, Oct 29th
  • Withdrawal Deadline for Express II Classes: Monday, Nov 23rd


Academic Catalogs:  Looking for the undergraduate, graduate, or bachelor of professional studies academic catalog?  Click Academic Catalogs.


Holds:  Registration holds for a past due balance, an advising hold, parking or library fines, etc., will keep you from being able to drop, add or withdraw from classes in MyCharleston. You can check for any registration holds using the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston.  Look for the Registration Tools channel and click by clicking on the Registration Status link.  Only the department who placed the hold can remove it from your account.   If you have a hold and need to drop or withdraw from a class (by the appropriate deadline), please contact the Registrar’s Office for assistance BEFORE THE DEADLINE at [email protected]! Requests after the deadline cannot be processed.


Full-time vs Part-time Status:  A minimum of 12.0 credit hours is considered full-time enrollment for undergraduate students and 9.0 credit hours for graduate students. Be careful about dropping or withdrawing from courses which take your total enrollment hours below this minimum, as your financial aid and health insurance could be affected.


Drop/Withdraw with a Tablet or Smartphone:  We have experienced sporadic issues with students attempting to drop or withdraw from classes using a tablet or smartphone.  DO NOT attempt to drop or withdraw from classes using a tablet or smartphone. The transaction may not be processed in the student records system and you may miss the deadline. Please use a computer!


One Stop Answers:  Visit our One Stop Answers for Common Student Requests web page for additional questions and answers.


Have a great semester!


Note:  Please do not reply to the Sender email address. All inquiries should sent to:  [email protected].



Mary C. Bergstrom

Interim Registrar

College of Charleston


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CofC Upcoming Student Activities

These events are open to all students unless otherwise noted.


Alicia in Wonderland

Meet the new Executive Vice-President for Student Affairs, Dr. Alicia Caudill, at this Meet and Greet event for all of our wonderful students! Show her what a Wonderland the College of Charleston can be.

Students are eligible to win great door prizes like a GoPro Camera, Sony Bluetooth Speakers, CofC Logo Gear, and so much more!

Thursday, September 3, 2015 – 5-7pm

Stern Gardens (SSC Ballroom in case of rain)


Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life presents

Kenan Thompson

Thursday, September 10

Sottile Theatre

Doors at 7 PM  Show at 8 PM

Tickets $15 for CofC students w/ valid Cougar Card

General Public $25

Student-only presale begin on August 24 at 9 AM

Buy your tickets online at http://studentlife.cofc.edu

Enter student rate code CC2015 to buy your tickets before they go on-sale to the general public on August 31!

There is a limit of two tickets per order

For more information call 843-953-2291


Cougar Activities Board

CAB Meetings

Stern Center 409



Want to plan events? See what happens behind the scenes for events on campus. Join us every Monday at 6:30-7:30 in Stern Center 409. You can check us out more on social media.  https://www.facebook.com/cabatcofc


Cougar Activities Board presents Movie Mondays! 

Come out on Monday August 31 (8/31) at 8pm to watch “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in the Cistern Yard!


Remember: Bring a blanket or a fold-out chair to watch the movie!”


Adopt-a-Grandparent: Interest Meeting

Tuesday, September 1st at 5:30 pm in Stern 409


Whether your grandparents have passed away, are living in another state, or live right down the road, there are plenty of others eager to hang out with you, tell their stories, and share their wisdom. All year long, CAB will be partnering with a local nursing home for fun events such as dancing, cooking, and craft nights. But first, we need YOU, CofC students, to tell us you are interested, and give us ideas of what you would potentially like to do.

Please come out to support the partnership, brainstorm ideas, and eat FREE pizza! We look forward to seeing you there!


Speed Friending on Wednesday the 2nd (9/2/15)

Come out and enjoy free beverages at Kudu while meeting new people on campus! We’ll be hanging out from 7pm-9pm. So come enjoy this laid back atmosphere and make some new friends!


CAB Disney Trip

Ticket Sale 9/9/15 at 7am Stern Lobby Mickey, Donald, Goofy; oh my! Come purchase a ticket to Disney in Stern Lobby at 7am for $200 which includes travel, hotel, food in the park, two-day park hopper passes, and of course, swag. This trip will be during fall break and will last from Saturday, October 17th until Monday, October 19th.



CisternYard Radio

CisternYard Radio is looking for new volunteers and DJs for the upcoming semester. If you are interested in having your own radio show, writing reviews for free shows in the area, and becoming an event photographer then join us!


To find out more about how to be a part of CofC’s student run radio station, come out to our general interest meetings on Thursday from 6:30-7:30 and Friday from 5:00-6:00. If you can’t make either meeting, then we will also be having our opening cookout at Stern Center Gardens this Sunday from 2-6. Hang out with us and learn how to get involved with us!



Are you passionate about diversity?

Do you want to see a more diverse student body at the College of Charleston?


If you answered yes to the questions, then do your part by becoming a CofC Student Ambassador!


As an Ambassador you will assist the Office of Admissions with the recruitment and retention of students of color and/or first generation students.

We are recruiting new ambassadors for the 2015-2016 school year. Come join our team!!

If you want to know more information about the organization and meet fellow Ambassadors, we will be holding a

Meet & Greet Mixer on Monday, September 7th in the Office of Admissions at 5:30 p.m.

Applications are available at the Office of Admission’s front desk

Applications are due by Friday, September 11, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in Admissions


College of Architecture and Preservation

Here are our Historic Preservation and community planning lecturers for the Fall; attend for some informative lectures and cool experiences.


Jonathan Poston:  The Hay House in Macon, GA  (an amazing building!!)  Sept 10th Jon Poston is the editor of buildings of Charleston and formerly the Director of Preservation at Historic Charleston Foundation.


Annabelle Radcliffe-Trenner:   Of Drones and Phones:  Historic Preservation Technology  Sept 24

Originally from England, she is the Head of an architectural preservation firm near Philadelphia.

She will show some very interesting examples.


Professors Ralph Muldrow, James L. Ward, Barry Stiefel:

3 short talks on our research on Hobcaw Barony Addlestone Library Room 227 at 7pm on October 15th.


Prof. Duncan Stroik:   Palladio in America      Nov   5th

Duncan Stroik has designed numerous large churches in a beautiful classical style.

His research specialization as a professor of architecture at Notre Dame University is on the great Renaissance architect Palladio.


Google them at will for more info on these fantastic lecturers!


Lecturers will be at 7 pm on those Thursdays in Room 309 of the Simons Center for the Arts (except the October 15th event which will be at 227 Addlestone Library) and they are free and open to the public with receptions to follow


Campus Recreation Services

A Member of the Division of Student Affairs




Open Net Nights Starting  Aug. 25 and Ending Dec. 8


  Indoor Soccer: Tuesdays from 7:30 pm-11:00 pm

Table Tennis: Tuesdays from 7:30 pm-11:00 pm

  Volleyball: Thursdays from 7:30 pm-11:00 pm

Badminton: Fridays from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm


Group Fitness Classes Starting Aug. 31



4:25-4:55 pm Sanity in the Fitness Center

5:00-5:45 pm HIIT in the Fitness Center

5:15-6:15 pm Cougar Fit in J-201

6:00-7:00 pm ZUMBA in Fitness Center


8:15-9:00 am Cougar Barre in Fitness Center

4:30-5:00 pm Cougar Blitz in Fitness Center

5:30-6:30 pm CRS YOGA in J-201

6:30-7:20 pm Cougar Core in Fitness Center


4:10-5:50 pm Cougar Training in Fitness Center

5:00-5:45 pm HIIT in the Fitness Center

5:15-6:15 pm Cougar Fit in J-201

8:00-9:00 pm Power Yoga in the Fitness Center


4:15-5:00 pm Cougar Circuit in Fitness Center

5:10-6:10 pm ZUMBA in the Fitness Center

5:30-6:30 pm CRS YOGA in J-201

7:00-7:50 pm Cougar Barre in Fitness Center


4:15-5:00 pm HIIT in the Fitness Center

5:15-6:15 pm Cougar Fit in J-201


10:15-11:15 pm Power Yoga in the Fitness Center


5:00-5:50 pm Cougar Core in the Fitness Center

6:00-7:00 pm Power Yoga in the Fitness Center


Outdoor Adventure Trips


Nantahala River Rafting Trip

Capers Island Sea Kayak Trip

Looking Glass Rock Climbing Trip

Charleston Waterway Afternoon Kayak Trip

Charleston Waterway Standup Paddle Board Trips


For details, find us at:  http://campusrec.cofc.edu/outdoor-adventure/index.php.


CASAS/Cougar Counseling Team

Mind Full Ness

Do you have an imbalance of stress in your life?  Have you ever wondered about how to manage stress better?  Come join us for a two week course in the cultivation of Mindfullness and Reduction of stress.

Free and Open to All Students

Time: 1-2 pm

Date:  Session 1 Monday, September 14th or Tuesday, September 15th

Session 2: Monday, September 21st or Tuesday, September 22nd

Location: Robert Scott Small rm 319

Contact [email protected] for more information


Free Yoga!

Yoga for Peace of Mind and Spirit with Aimee

Yoga is a fun way to learn about your racing mind and tense body.  It has been shown to be an immune booster, help the body detox, cultivate compassion, empathy, and friendliness.


Please bring  your own mat or towel.  We have some mats but they are first come first serve.


Time: Wednesdays at 11:00 am and Thursdays at 3:00 pm

Location:  rm 319, Robert Scott Small Building

Contact: Aimee [email protected] for more information


Gender and Sexuality Equity Center

9/1/2015: PRIDE Movie Screening

Location: Stern Center, 206: 6pm-8pm

Description: Join us to celebrate Labor Day and LGBTQ+ rights? GSEC is organizing a screening for the movie PRIDE. The movie centers around U.K. gay activists who work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. Staff and Faculty driven dialogue will be conducted after the movie screening. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.


9/15/2015: Gracie Jiu-jitsu for Self-Defense Demonstration

Location: Stern Center Gardens (Rain Location: Silcox Gym): 12-1:30pm

Description: GSEC (Gender and Sexuality Equity Center) and PEHD are hosting a live showcase teaching the proper way to escape an attacker. You will learn 50+ self-defense techniques that will teach you how to protect yourself from multiple situations and scenarios. This is open to all students. Faculty and Staff members are encourage to attend as well.


10/13/2015: Start Smart Workshop

Location: Education Center, 116: 4-7pm

Description: The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) offers a salary negotiation workshop in collaboration with the Career Center, Office of Sustainability, Student Success Center, Women and Gender Studies, and Avery.  $tart $mart, a program developed by the W.A.G.E. Project and the American Association of University Women, teaches students about the gender pay gap, its causes, and how to negotiate to be paid fairly for what you are worth. Spaces is extremely limited, so you must sign up in order to attend (http://calendar.cofc.edu/EventList.aspx?fromdate=10/1/2015&todate=10/31/2015&display=Month&type=public&eventidn=7747&view=EventDetails&information_id=20487). Click the Register button near the top of the screen. Food will be provided.


Higdon Leadership Center

Second Year Leadership Series (SLS)leadership workshops to empower, challenge, and support second year students.  All workshops begin at 7 p.m.  and are first-come, first-serve.  Contact the Higdon Student Leadership Center at 953-6356 with questions or more information.


Monday, September 14 – Interest meeting/expectations, Stern 201

Higdon Student Leadership Center staff


Monday, September 21Campus Involvement and Civic Engagement, Stern 205

Jill Caldwell, Assistant Director of Student Life

Jameson Marsh, AmeriCorps VISTA, Center for Civic Engagement


Monday, September 28 – Living off-campus; what to know, Stern 201

Evie Nadel, Senior Director of Community Relations

Dan Riccio – Director of Livability – City of Charleston

Liz Reeder – Community Assistant


Honor Board
Being a member of the Honor Board could be one of the most rewarding experiences you have at the College. The Honor Code and Code of Conduct, which guide our behavior and develop our values as members of the Charleston community, are upheld by a Board comprised of Faculty, Staff, and Students. Not every college allows students to participate in a conduct body, but the College of Charleston believes students are essential to the process in order to provide perspective and maintain fairness.  We challenge you to help uphold the value and integrity of a College of Charleston diploma. Applications are available at the front desk of the Office of Student Affairs on the 3rd floor of the Stern Student Center. Applications are due Friday September 4th.  Please contact Sean Stivaletta if you have any further questions at [email protected].


New Student Programs

For the summer 2015 orientation program, we have adopted the Teacher’s Supply Closet as our community service project partner.  We have been collecting school supplies for them at each orientation session and have had great participation at each orientation session and thank everyone who has contributed.  We will be collecting items until September 1st.


You can drop them off  items in the yellow bin we have on campus in Maybank Hall lobby or bring items by our office (Lightsey Center Annex by the Front Doors to McAlister).


The following are the items they are most in need of.

List of Top Needed Supplies

  • Crayons (24 pack)
  • Composition notebooks
  • Kleenex
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Scissors


For more information about the school supplies we are collecting and the different ways you can support Teacher’s Supply Closet, go to http://orientation.cofc.edu/community-service/index.php


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:


Stephanie Auwaerter, M.Ed.

Director of Orientation

Office of New Student Programs

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC 29424


P: 843.953.2017

F: 843.953.5800

E: [email protected]

Public Safety

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

National Campus Safety Awareness Month is a month long initiative in which the Department of Public Safety, along with other campus partners, promote general safety and awareness on campus. Throughout the month, the Department will host several activities and events to help educate the campus community on how to protect themselves and their personal property. The month is dedicated to bringing awareness to major issues affecting students of institutions of higher education.



Information/Registration Table

10am-1pm; 3:30pm-6pm

North Campus lobby



Kick-Off Party


George Street

Join the Department of Public Safety as we kick-off National Campus Safety Awareness month. This carnival themed event will feature great food and lots of fun. If you’re lucky, you may get a chance to dunk the Chief of Police in a dunk tank! This event is free to all CofC students, faculty, and staff.


Arrive Alive Driving Simulator


Stern Center

Take a seat behind the wheel of our driving simulator. Each student may select to experience a distracted driving or a drunk driving simulation. See how the effects of alcohol, or texting while driving, affect your ability to drive safely.


Information/Registration Table


North Campus lobby



Computer Registration Table


Addlestone Library



Breakfast with Public Safety


Cougar Mall



Earthquake Preparedness

8:30am-10:00am; 12pm-1:30pm

Stern 408


Computer Registration Table


Addlestone Library



Coffee with a Cop




The Hunting Ground


Stern 205

The Hunting Ground is a documentary film that looks into sexual assault on college campuses. The film focuses on the stories of several survivors who faced an uphill battle bringing their perpetrators to justice. Join us for a viewing followed by a discussion facilitated by Public Safety, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Victim Services, and Counseling and Substance Abuse Services.



Active Shooter Response Training


Stern 201

The Department of Public Safety will be offering training on how to respond if you are encountered with an active shooter. This 30 minute presentation will cover: the definition of an active shooter; statistical realities behind active shooter incidents; how to identify concerning or suspicious behavior; reporting methods; main options for civilian self-defense; and what to do when law enforcement arrives on scene.



Mocktails on the Mall


Cougar Mall



Active Shooter Response Training


Stern 409

The Department of Public Safety will be offering training on how to respond if you are encountered with an active shooter. This 30 minute presentation will cover: the definition of an active shooter; statistical realities behind active shooter incidents; how to identify concerning or suspicious behavior; reporting methods; main options for civilian self-defense; and what to do when law enforcement arrives on scene.



Earthquake Preparedness

8:30am-10:00am; 1pm-2:30pm

Stern 409



Breakfast with Public Safety


Cougar Mall


Computer Registration Table


Addlestone Library



Active Shooter Response Training


Stern 409

The Department of Public Safety will be offering training on how to respond if you are encountered with an active shooter. This 30 minute presentation will cover: the definition of an active shooter; statistical realities behind active shooter incidents; how to identify concerning or suspicious behavior; reporting methods; main options for civilian self-defense; and what to do when law enforcement arrives on scene.



Earthquake Preparedness




Public Safety Town Hall Meeting (Students)


Stern 206



Straight Talk with Emily Torchiana


Stern 206

Suicide Survivor Emily Torchiana will speak about her experience dealing with severe cyber bullying throughout her time in high school. She will speak about her struggles with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder and overcoming three suicide attempts. Emily found support through her time at a treatment facility the summer going into college. She will speak of how she overcame her struggles and has worked to integrate herself positively in the college community.



Active Shooter Response Training


Stern 409

The Department of Public Safety will be offering training on how to respond if you are encountered with an active shooter. This 30 minute presentation will cover: the definition of an active shooter; statistical realities behind active shooter incidents; how to identify concerning or suspicious behavior; reporting methods; main options for civilian self-defense; and what to do when law enforcement arrives on scene.



All Fired Up


George Street

Join our Fire Chief, Rick Krantz, for an opportunity to learn about fire safety. This will include a demonstration on how to properly use a fire distinguisher and a smoke house to facilitate what to do if you are caught in a burning building.


Residence Life

Residence Hall Association


Join your RA’s and RHA for your Hall Government Social for some fun, food, and to meet new people! On-Campus residents are encouraged to take an active leadership role and run for an elected Hall Government position as well as provide critical feedback and ideas on how to improve the overall On-Campus experience. In addition, Hall Governments build community in the Halls through programs and events. Come find out more at your Hall Government Social!

TUESDAY 09.01.2014

5PM – Kelly House – Courtyard

6PM – Liberty and George – 1st Floor Activity Room

**For more information about Elections and Hall Governments visit: charleston.orgsync.com/org/rha


Alliance for Planet Earth – APE

Interested in environmental social action on and off campus?  Come join us for our Potluck Kickoff event this Wednesday 9/2 in rivers green (The grassy area behind the library) Bring a dish, or simply come to eat our delicious food and learn about what APE has to offer our campus. All are welcome!!!

The Mission of Alliance for Planet Earth (“APE”) is to promote awareness of social and environmental issues; relevant to the College of Charleston community, as well as the local, state, and national level. We encourage students to become active citizens!

If you want more information go and like our page on Facebook


Alpha Epsilon Delta – Pre-Professional Health Honor Society
Alpha Epsilon Delta is the pre-professional health honor society on campus. Whether you’re interested in becoming a physician, PA, nurse, PT, OT, or any other career in the health field, come out to one of our meetings or events. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7pm in SSMB 129. Feel free to email us at [email protected]


Alpha Phi Alpha

The Tau Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated Presents…

APEPHLIX Alpha Week 2K15


Monday, August 31–“The Office” RSS 251 7:06pm

Tuesday, September 1 –“I Got The Hook Up” Cougar Mall 10am-until

Wednesday, September 2 –“Love Jones” Cougar Mall 10:30am-until

Thursday, September 3 — An ApePHlix Original: “The Survivor” Stern Ballroom 8:06pm

Friday, September 4 — Double Feature: “Stomp the Yard” Cistern 7:06pm       “House Party” 33 Cooper St, Charleston, SC 10pm-2am


Atheist-Humanist Alliance

The first meeting for the Atheist Humanist Alliance will be Friday, September 4th at 8 PM in room 201 of the Stern Center. Join us for great discussion! Members of faiths are always welcome! Any questions regarding the organization can be sent to [email protected].


Catholic Student Association
All students are welcome to our events. Info at: [email protected]

Student Catholic Mass each Sunday, 5 PM, at St. Pat’s (134 St. Philip St. – corner of Radcliffe & St. Philip.) All are welcome to come.

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY…Stern 201…7 pm …great student led-discussions – Eating our Way Through Luke’s Gospel

First Sat GLEANING THIS SAT.  Sept. 5 at 1 pm – gathering produce from farmers at Marion Square for families of America Street. Meet at Marion Square on King St across from St Matthew Lutheran Church.

JSU / CSA BLOOD DRIVE: Tues. Sept. 8. 9 am -3 pm, in Stern 205
We need 40 units of blood. Please consider donating!
Schedule appointment: [email protected]

Center Stage

Center Stage, the college of Charleston’s Student run theatre organization, is having auditions for fall productions:

The Ensemble: A collection of student plays based on Beckett’s Waiting for Godot


Performances September 30 – October 3; Auditions: August 30th 12-5 pm in Theatre 220

You will be given cold reads, no monologues necessary. A sign-up sheet is posted outside of Theatre 220 (Second floor of the Simons Center).  Drop-ins accepted on an availability basis.


Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Performances November 11 – 14; Auditions: September 12 – 13
Please prepare a contemporary monologue, comedic preferred.  Audition sign-ups will be posted outside of Theatre 220 after Ensemble has been cast.


CHAT (Club for Hospitality and Tourism)

CHAT Meet and Greet! Open to all Students!

Date: Wednesday, Sep 2, 5:30 pm

Location: Tate Gallery (Located on the second floor of the Tate Building)

Join CHAT club for the first meeting of the semester! Everyone with an interest in Hospitality and Tourism is welcome. Come find out what events CHAT has planned for the semester. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new friends and be introduced to CHAT leadership. Snacks and refreshments will be served. We hope to see you all there!


Charleston Crew

Learn to Row Program

Interested in finding a new activity?  Love the outdoors/water?  Want to become part of a team and learn from national champions?  College of Charleston Crew will be holding an informational meeting for potential members on Wednesday 9/2 at 7:30p in the Admissions Center.  No experience necessary.  Charleston Crew is a great opportunity to have fun, meet people, stay in shape, and continue a historic tradition at CofC.


Varsity Team

Already have prior rowing experience and interested in joining the varsity team?  Contact Captain Ellie Kotz at [email protected] with your name and stats.  Coxswains and rowers welcome!


CofC Acapella

College of Charleston’s three A cappella groups, The Charleston Vibes, Chucktown Trippintones and Cofc’s brand new all female group, The Acabelles, are holding joint auditions September 7th-September 10th!! Come out and show us what you’ve got! Auditions will be held at the Jewish Student Union, 96 Wentworth Street. Audition times go as follows:


Monday September 7 4:00 pm – 6:00pm

Tuesday September 8 4:00 pm – 6:00pm

Wednesday September 9 8:00 pm – 10:00pm

Thursday September 10 6:00 pm – 8:00pm


If you have any questions about the audition process or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Good luck to all!


Zach Pruitt – The Chucktown Trippintones

[email protected]


Hannah Star – The Charleston Vibes

[email protected]


Mollie Selmanoff – The Acabelles

[email protected]


Cougar Smash

Hi this is Jack letting everyone know that Cougar Smash is back and better than ever. Come by at the Stern Center on Saturdays at room 205 from 6pm-10pm and play some Super Smash Brothers with friends, classmates and have a forward smash blast. The days we will not be having smash night are October 17 and November 28 and our last day of smash for this semester is December 5.


Fandoms United

Fandoms United is group where everyone can come together and just nerd out. We cater to every fandom imaginable and accept all. We meet once a week and focus on one fandom per week, doing activities centered around that fandom. There will be an interest meeting Thursday September 10th. Location TBA.

If you have any questions, email the Vice President Lanie at [email protected]


Fishing Club

We are a special interest group for anyone interested in fishing or learning how to fish. We will be involved with the local fishing community in and around Charleston and spread awareness about the importance of marine conservation. Any student of the College of Charleston is welcome to join.


Our first meeting this semester is Sept. 1 at 7:30 in Maybank 207.


French Club

Bonjour! French club will be holding an introductory meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd at 4:00 pm at Café Framboise (located at 159 Meeting Street). Please feel free to drop by to learn more about the many events we have planned for the upcoming fall semester! Also, stay updated and find us on facebook, CofC French Club!


Gay-Straight Alliance

Charleston’s #1 LGBTQ+ & Ally club! Come hang out with us for discussions, education, awesome game nights, and events like Second Chance Prom!

Every Thursday @ 5:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center behind Addlestone Library.

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1N0NpH9

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cofc_gsa

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://cofcgsa.wordpress.com/

Message or email us with any questions!


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Club

Are you looking to get involved in a service organization on campus? Come out to the first Habitat club meeting on campus September 2nd at 7 pm in the Student Stern Center room 201. We will have food and information about upcoming builds for the semester. To get emails about Habitat meetings and builds, send an email to [email protected] and your name will be added.


The Journey

MONDAY Want to meet some Citadel cadets? The Journey provides a home-cooked meal and an interactive bible study every Monday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Citadel campus. Rides are provided! Cars leave from Berry Res Hall at 6:15 pm. Just rsvp at [email protected] to reserve a seat.


WEDNESDAY The Journey kicks begins their year-long series this Wednesday at 6 pm on the Gospel of Mark. Meets in the upper bar of Joe Pasta on 428 King Street at 6 pm a block from campus (folks with late classes, feel free to come late). Don’t want to walk there alone? There will be an upperclassman with a sign leaving from the CofC bookstore on Calhoun at 5:40 pm for anyone who doesn’t know how to get there. www.charlestonjourney.org


LOOKING FOR A BIBLE STUDY OR SMALL GROUP? They’re open to anyone. Check’em out. Contact the small group leaders for more details!

Mondays 6 pm, Second Pres Church (342 Meeting St), “College Budgets & Finance: A Practical and Faithful Approach” with Alexis Kerr, [email protected]

Mondays 7:30 pm, Location TBA, “A Dating Manifesto: A Drama-Free Plan for Pursuing Marriage with a Purpose” with Lauren Guion, [email protected]

Tuesdays 7 pm, CofC on-campus Starbucks, “Not a Fan: What Does It Mean to be a Christian?″ with Chelsea Grace, [email protected]

Thursdays 5 pm, Stern Center 3rd floor, “The Gospel of Mark: Exploring the Oldest Story of Jesus” with Colin Kerr, [email protected]

Thursdays 7 pm, Second Presbyterian chapel (342 Meeting St), “The Liturgists — Worship Through Song, Study and Art ” with Rachel Park & Raven McKevlin, [email protected]

Meira Belly Dance Troupe

Interested in Middle Eastern culture? Want to learn how to shimmy? Come join the CofC Belly Dance Club on Thursdays at 7 in J201 starting September 3rd to study belly dancing while learning the dance’s history and evolution


Men’s Volleyball Club
Join us for practices as we prepare for our two tournaments this semester! Weekly practices are Sundays 5:00-6:30 in Johnson Center Gym. Email us at [email protected] or join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/514384858648360/.


Phi Sigma Pi

Phi Sigma Pi is a national co-ed honors fraternity that is looking to recruit new members! Our only requirements are that you have a 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of coursework. If you’d like to learn more about us please feel free to come to our information nights! They will be on Tuesday, September 8th and Wednesday, September 9th in Maybank 103 at 7 PM. We’d love to meet you!


Check us out on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/phisigmapigammaiota?fref=ts) and Instagram (follow @phisigmapigi) to see more of what we’re about/cool events that you can be a part of!


Religious Life Exchange
This Tuesday Sept.1 all faith-based groups are offering free food in garden across from CVS Pharmacy on George St. from 5 – 6:30 PM. ALL ARE WELCOME. Great chance to meet new people and hear about the many activities of student faith and secular groups.


Russian Club

Russian Club Introduction Night


Come to ECTR room 102 at 7:00 PM this Wednesday to join us for the Russian Club Introduction Night! We will have food and beverages for all who attend, and there will be discussion about what the club will be doing for the rest of the semester and about Russian Studies programs. Also, feel free to come and go as you please, as the meetings are nothing like a class!”


Women’s Club Ultimate Frisbee

Come out and play with the women’s ultimate frisbee club. No experience necessary. We meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursday behind the library at 3pm and practice from 3:30-5:00 at the Yard on James Island. We’re very willing to teach you how to throw and play this amazing sport.


Women’s Club Soccer

To kick off the season, we are hosting open play days on Friday the 28th, Monday the 31st, Wednesday the 2nd, Thursday the 3rd, and Friday the 4th.

Meet in front of Berry at 4:30 for the carpool to the fields. The session will last from 5:00 to 6:30.

These days are for both current players and newcomers.

Come on out and see what our team has to offer this season!

Note: Be sure to fill out the liability form if you’d like to play.    http://blogs.cofc.edu/campusrec/waiver_form2/


If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please email [email protected]

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – August 31-Sept 6, 2015

Important Dates:

  • August 31 – Last day to drop or add a fall class
  • August 31 – eBill due date if you attended orientation in August (17-18 or 20-21)
  • August 31 – Last day to change meal plans with Dining Services
  • September 3 – Alicia in Wonderland – Stern Center Gardens (5-7pm)
  • September 7 – Labor Day – classes are in session & all departments/services operating normal business hours
  • September 7 – Center for Student Learning tutoring services begin
  • September 14 – Center for Student Learning Study Strategies workshop series begins
  • October 19-20 – Fall break
  • October 23 – Midterm grades available
  • October 29 – Last day to withdraw from a fall semester class
  • November 25-29 – Thanksgiving holidays (no classes – departments closed)
  • December 7 – Last day of classes/Center for Student Learning tutoring services end
  • December 8 – No classes/Cougar Countdown begins
  • December 9 – Exams begin/Exams ends December 16


College of Charleston Academic Calendars:



Billing schedule/Due dates: http://treasurer.cofc.edu/billing-schedule/index.php


Office of the Treasurer:

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 [email protected].


Treasurer Semester Payment Plan: 843-953-5572



Residence Life: http://reslife.cofc.edu/

Questions about residence halls (lofting beds, maintenance, room issues etc.) should be directed to the residence life department – posting on the listserv will not ensure that your inquiry is addressed. For residence life issues email [email protected] or call the Office of Residence Life 843-953-5523.


Dining Services/Meal Plans: Today is the last day to make changes! (August 31)

You can find information regarding meal plans at: http://cougarcard.cofc.edu/meal-plans/index.php. Questions about meal plans or changing meal plans can be directed to [email protected]


Maroon Meals:

Your student can now see the menu for the Maroon Meals offered at Einstein Bagels.  The direct link is: https://charleston.campusdish.com//media/EE4179D7E5CC40A8BFA110B55770EA73.ashx

It’s in the Maroon Meals tab on the home page. https://charleston.campusdish.com/​  (The tab is below the slide show.) If you have any other questions about dining, please feel free to email dining services at [email protected]


Family Weekend:

The weekend of October 2-4, 2015 will be this year’s Family Weekend program.  Put these dates on your calendar now and visit http://familyweekend.cofc.edu/ to check out photos from last year’s celebration and learn more about the events included in this year’s jam-packed schedule. Registration will open August 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM EST. Register at http://familyweekend.cofc.edu/registration/index.php by September 21, 2015.  Registration is $55 per person and is non-refundable.  There is no registration fee for College of Charleston students with a current Cougar Card or for children 12 and under. Questions should be directed to [email protected].


Career Center:

The Career Center is excited to announce a new online resource for students and alumni to connect with employers for internships, full-time and part-time jobs and Career Center events listed through the Career Center. Students will find CougarJobLink under the “Student Services Tab” in MyCharleston. If students, alumni, or employers have any questions they can visit the homepage at http://careercenter.cofc.edu/, where they will see the CougarJobLink icon. Additional services include career testing, career counseling, and assistance with career research, cover letters, resumes, and interviewing.



Public Safety will be holding a R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) class this fall. R.A.D. is a series of self-defense classes for women. This program will be open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Please stop by Public Safety headquarters or email [email protected] to sign up.  Students will be expected to attend all four sessions. The fall 2015 schedule is available: http://publicsafety.cofc.edu/services/rape-aggression-defense-system/index.php


Mail Services:

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


E-mail Notification:

It is extremely important that new and current students maintain their official College of Charleston e-mail account. It is their responsibility as a student to check this e-mail account frequently to retrieve official communication and to ensure mailbox space is available to receive these notifications. All correspondence from the College (including financial aid, bills, and emails from faculty) is sent to the College of Charleston email account.


Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

Students should contact HELPDESK about trouble accessing MyCharleston or campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email [email protected] – please include name and CWID if emailing.


Campus E-mails:

[email protected] – Questions about academic advising, course selection, academic advisor

[email protected] – Questions about meal plans, dining, payment

[email protected] – Questions about financial aid, refund checks, loans, grants, scholarships

[email protected] – Questions about the First-Year Experience (FYE) courses

[email protected] – Technical support

[email protected] – Questions about mail services for students, shipping, mailboxes

[email protected] – Questions about new student or family orientation

[email protected] – Questions about parking on campus

[email protected] – Questions about residence halls, repairs, housing application, room changes

[email protected] – Questions about bill payment, fees, payment plans, authorized user

[email protected] – General questions or referral to campus services


Websites of interest:


Visit the CofC Parents 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 [email protected] if you need assistance.


College of Charleston Social Media:

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September 2015- National Campus Safety Awareness Month Events

The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with Residence Life, Student Life, Counseling and Substance Abuse, Victim Services, Emergency Management, Community Relations, Health Services, and the Office of the Dean of Students, is proud to sponsor National Campus Safety Awareness Month throughout the month of September.  This month long campaign is intended to raise awareness of particular issues affecting campuses throughout the nation.  We have lined up numerous programs, demonstrations, and information sessions throughout the month to bring awareness to these issues and other aspects of campus safety.


For the first week of Campus Safety Awareness Month, we hope that your student will be able to attend the events that have been lined up.

September 1st

Info/Registration Table

Representatives from Public Safety will be at the North Campus from 10am to 1pm and 3:30pm to 6pm to hand out safety information and register computers.

September 2nd

Kick-Off Party

Join us on George Street from 11am to 1pm as we kick-off National Campus Safety Awareness Month. This carnival themed event will feature great food and lots of fun. If you’re lucky, you may get a chance to dunk the Chief of Police in a dunk tank! Representatives from Public Safety, Residence Life, CASAS, Victim Services, Community Relations, and the Office of the Dean of Students will be presenting information on a variety of campus safety related topics.


Arrive Alive Driving Simulator

Take a seat behind the wheel of our driving simulator. Each student may select to experience a distracted driving or a drunk driving simulation. See how the effects of alcohol, or texting while driving, affect your ability to drive safely. The car will be on campus from 10am to 4pm in front of the Stern Center.


Info/Registration Table

Representatives from Public Safety will be at the North Campus from 5pm to 6:30pm to hand out safety information and register computers.

 eptember 3rd

Computer Registration Table

Meet with Officer Washington in Addlestone Library to register your computer. This service will be available from 1pm to 4pm.


Breaking the Silence

Join the Office of Victim Services in Robert Scott Small room 248 from 5:30pm to 7pm. For more information on this even, please contact Charlane Dwight in the Office of Victim Services.


Look for weekly e-mails with updates as to what programs and activities are being offered in the coming weeks.  Until then, please visit the National Campus Safety Awareness Month website for more information.  You can also check out our full calendar of events here.


Take Care and Be Safe,


PSO Madeline M. Sloan

Crime Prevention Specialist

Department of Public Safety

Office of the President

89 St. Philip Street

Charleston, SC 29424




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