Have Just a Few More Questions before Exams Start? That’s Perfect, because Profs and CSL Tutors Have Answers! See Details Below…

While CSL regular tutoring services end today so our student tutors can prepare for their own exams, a number of tutors AND faculty will be available this week to answer last minute questions!

Happy Exam Week to all!

Cougar Countdown http://cougarcountdown.cofc.edu/activities/index.php  kicks off Thursday, 4/27/17, with academic support to help you get on track for Exam Week!

Ask a Prof!         

1-3 pm, First Floor Library

Profs from across campus will be available  to answer general questions in their subject areas. Subjects and profs include:

1-2 pm:

Deb Bidwell BIOL

Leena Karambelkar FYE: A Glimpse into India

Kevin Keenan Urban Studies

Denise Fugo FYSE 115 and FINC 120

Luci Moreira SPAN, PORT, LACS

Bonnie Devet ENGL, Writing

Hope Florence MATH

Madison Bowen BIOL

Janine McCabe THTR

Jose Moreira SPAN, PORT

2-3 pm:

Deb Bidwell BIOL

Denise Fugo FYSE 115 and FINC 120

Kathleen Janech BIOL

Madison Bowen BIOL

Joey Van Arnheim –Writing Support

Kathy Kaufmann—FREN

Claudia Moran SPAN

 

Extended Tutoring

CSL, First Floor Library

Thursday, Friday, Sunday 6-8 pm

Tutors in selected subject areas will be available on a walk-in basis:

Thursday, 4/27:

MATH

GEOL

SPAN

WRITING

ACCT

ASTR/PHYS

 

Friday, 4/28:

MATH

CHEM

GEOL

SPAN

WRITING

ACCT

 

Sunday, 4/30:

MATH

BIOL

CHEM

GEOL

SPAN

WRITING

ACCT

 

Lindy Coleman

Director, Center for Student Learning

College of Charleston

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Student Activities and Opportunities for Involvement – April 25, 2017

Learn in the Stern

ATTENTION STUDENTS!

Learn in the Stern will begin on THURSDAY, APRIL 27 when the Stern Center opens at 7am.  Group and individual study spaces will be available daily.

Stern Center Room 205 will be an open study lounge! (when not used for meetings) Tables and chairs will be provided,

FOR GROUP STUDY (You will need to leave your CofC ID at the front desk)

  • Check-in at the Stern Center Front Desk on the first floor.
  • Sign-up for a study room (limit of 2 hour blocks)
  • A Stern Center Staff Member will open the room for you.
  • Check-out with the front desk when you leave!

INDIVIDUAL STUDY SPACES

Any of the cubicles marked “This Cubicle Available for Study” are available for studying. We ask that you limit your time to no more than three hours to allow all students the opportunity to use the spaces.

NOTE: Please do not use assigned office cubicles. Available cubicles are marked.

The lounge areas and other spaces throughout the building are also available for group or individual study. If you need any assistance, please contact the front desk.

GOOD LUCK WITH EXAMS!

 

MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST – CHARLESTON STYLE

Thursday, April 27 from 10:30 PM-12:30 PM

First 100 students without a meal swipe, get in FREE!

There will be a Cougar Spirit Shirt Swap Station! Bring in a different college/university t-shirt that you own and swap for a College of Charleston t-shirt!

Food, Giveaways, Music, and a much more!

Let’s end your semester on a high note, and a full stomach!

Cougar Activities Board

Cool down with CAB this Friday at 11am in Cougar Mall!

 

Countdown to COUGARPALOOZA has begun!

April 26th at 6pm in the Cistern Yard

Swag, food and fun!

D.R.A.M to perform at 8pm

 

Catholic Student Association
All students are welcome to our events. Info at: cofcatholics@aol.com

THE UPPER ROOM -444 King St / 3rd floor is OPEN …great CSA student space for study with wi-fi & printer, relaxing, free snacks, naps. OPEN every day as we approach exams, 10 am – midnight.  All are welcome!

SUNDAY STUDENT CATHOLIC MASS each Sunday at 5 pm at St Pat church (134 St Philip St)
all are welcome …food and fellowship after each Mass
NEXT SUNDAY , Apr 30, is final 5 pm Student Mass of semester. Next Student Mass: August 20.
We will recognize and bless GRADUATING SENIORS at our Mass together.

Wednesday – Cistern Night Prayer at 9 pm

THIS SATURDAY
Gleaning at farmers market on Saturday, April 29 (1-2:30 pm) [hyndes@g.cofc.edu]
Exam Stress Relief Sat.  MOVIE in Upper Room at 6 pm with good food – High School Musical

On Th May 11, 6:30 PM in Simons Recital Hall we will celebrate seniors’  graduation with an interfaith BACCALAUREATE CELEBRATION  for graduating seniors, friends, and family.

NIA Rite of Passage

To honor your academic achievement and accomplishments the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services would like to invite you to participate in the 6th NIA Rite of Passage ceremony and reception on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Stern Ballroom.  The Ceremony will celebrate the heritage, legacy, and traditions of the African American and African culture. As a graduate, you will receive a stole and commemorative booklet in recognition of your achievement.  Family members and friends are welcome to attend.  If you would like to participate in the Ceremony, please fill out the form by going to https://goo.gl/forms/kQPrkdEv1JvES0A12.   There will be a $15 fee to participate in the Ceremony.  To purchase your stole come to the Multicultural Center (207 Calhoun Street), 1st Floor Reception Desk.  Cash is accepted or you can make check/money order payable to COFC-MSPS.  Registration and payment will be accepted until Monday, April 17th.  Feel free to contact us at msps@cofc.edu with any questions or call 843-953-5660.

 

Digital Marketing and Social Media Workshop 

Our two-day series of entry-level seminars will familiarize students, small business owners, and industry veterans with digital marketing strategies, and provide resources for building a cohesive brand identity.

With both lectures and interactive exercises, our expert instructors will guide students through the latest digital marketing and social media platforms, strategies and trends. Students will also have the opportunity to present real-life scenarios, and network with local industry leaders. Workshops may be taken individually or as a full course of study. Students who participate in the full course will receive a certificate upon completion.

Register today! go.cofc.edu/digitalmarket

Date: May 18-19, 2017
Location: College of Charleston North Campus
Tuition: $450.00 for the full course; $85.00 per class

 

LSAT Prep 

With combination of classroom instruction and practice tests, this intensive course prepares students to succeed in taking the Law School Admission Test. Students will learn about the kinds of questions included on the LSAT, along with strategies for approaching each category and managing one’s time. Following weekly practice tests, students are offered individualized instruction – as necessary – to address specific weaknesses.

·         Test-taking strategies

·         Weekly practice tests

·         Individualized instruction

This course will meet for a total of 34 hours (18 class hours with 16 practice test hours) to discuss the kinds of questions that are on the LSAT, strategies for approaching each type of question, and strategies for managing one’s time on the test. Each week will also have one longer session for a full-practice test. This provides an opportunity for individualized instruction based on each student’s specific weaknesses and mistakes on practice tests.

Regster Today: go.cofc.edu/lsat

Dates: May 8 – June 1, 2017
Times: Monday – Thursday from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Main Campus
Instructor: Larry Krasnoff
Cost: $600

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – April 25-April 30, 2017

Important Dates:

Academic Calendar:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/index.php#AC

Spring 2017 Exam Schedule:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/exam-schedule-spring2017.pdf

 

New Student Checklist:

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

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

ü  transitionyear.org

ü  http://Grownandflown.com

ü  collegetipsforparents.org

ü  http://collegeparents.org/

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

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

Undergraduate Academic Services:

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

 

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

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

Credits Earned

GPA Required

0-19

1.50

20-59

1.80

60 and up

2.0

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

2017 Maymester/Summer Sessions:

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

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

Summer School Financial Aid:

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

 

Summer Housing on campus:

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

 

Career Center Events Calendar – http://careercenter.cofc.edu/

Check out all the opportunities offered by the Career Center (scroll down to view the Career Center events calendar) – employer in residence, cougar job shadow, resume review, mock interviews, internships, choosing a major workshops, employer info sessions and more! The Center is located in room 216, 2nd floor of the Lightsey Center. Students should not wait until their senior year to take advantage of the programs and services offered by the Career Center.

 

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

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

 

Commencement information:

All you need to know about graduation: http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/

Commencement ceremonies are expected to last approximately two and a half hours.

  • FRIDAY AFTERNOON, May 12, 2017 – Ceremony begins at 4:00 pm – Graduate School, Undergraduate School of the Arts, School of Education, Health and Human Performance, and School of Professional Studies
  • SATURDAY MORNING, May 13, 2017  – Ceremony begins at 10:00 am – School of Business and School of Sciences and Mathematics 
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON, May 13, 2017 – Ceremony begins at 4:00 pm – School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs 

Need information regarding graduation requirements?

  • Have a question about commencement ceremony tickets? Please visit our Ticket Information page.
  • Have a question about the commencement times or location? Please visit the Commencement Information page. (Or contact the Office of Institutional Events at 843.953.6673 or the Office of the Provost at 843.953.5527.) 
  • Need information about graduation items such as flowers, announcements, diploma framing, etc? Check out the College Bookstore (843.953.5518).
  • Need information about the alternative viewing locations? Please visit our Satellite Location.

Cougar Alert Notification System:

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

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

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

 

Parent Blog: 

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

 

Websites of interest:

Campus E-mails:

College of Charleston Social Media:

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

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CofC Upcoming Events and Opportunities for Involvement

These events are open to all students unless otherwise noted

Cougar Activities Board

Countdown to COUGARPALOOZA has begun!

April 26th at 6pm in the Cistern Yard

Swag, food and fun!

D.R.A.M to perform at 8pm

 

 

Sign Language Club Update!

 

We are looking to fill a few of our Executive Board positions for the new school year 2017-2018!

 

If you are interested and would like more information please email Tonicha Henry at henryta1@g.cofc.edu.

 

Can’t wait to see what the new school year holds.

 

 

Catholic Student Association
All students are welcome to our events. Info at: cofcatholics@aol.com

THE UPPER ROOM -444 King St / 3rd floor is OPEN …great CSA student space for study with wi-fi & printer, relaxing, free snacks, naps. OPEN every day – All are welcome!

SUNDAY STUDENT CATHOLIC MASS each Sunday at 5 pm at St Pat church (134 St Philip St)
all are welcome …food and fellowship after each Mass
This Sunday 2 students  will share in sacrament of Confirmation… and chicken breasts / grilled salmon / potatoes / veggies after Mass!!!

Wednesday – Cistern Night Prayer at 9 pm

 

UPCOMING SERVICE TO COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES:
Gleaning at farmers market on Saturdays, April 22, 29 (1-2:30 pm) [hyndes@g.cofc.edu]

 

 Career Center

 

Drop-In Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1-3:30pm, Career Center (Lightsey 216)

Receive quick advice on your resume, cover letter, and job or internship search. Talk with a Peer Career Advisor about the many resources the Career Center offers and how to take advantage of those opportunities to climb the ladder to success!

 2017 Multicultural Graduation Celebrations

 

2017 Lavender Celebration

To honor the academic achievement and accomplishments of graduating students who identify as a member of the LGBTQQAIP and/or a student Ally, please register to be honored at our 4th Annual Lavender Celebration on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. School of Education, Health and Human Performance Alumni Center (86 Wentworth & St. Phillip Street).  As a graduate, you will receive a stole and recognition of your achievement.  Reception immediately following ceremony.  Family members and friends are welcome to attend.  If you would like to participate, please register at https://goo.gl/forms/6hxhmogtHZQY5Kao2.  There is a $15 fee to participate in the Lavender Celebration which will cover the cost of your stole. To purchase your stole come to the Multicultural Center (207 Calhoun Street), 1st Floor Reception Desk.  Registration and payment will be accepted until Monday, April 24th.  Feel free to contact Rochelle Johnson at johnsonrr@cofc.edu or Lindsey Lacey at lindseyls@g.cofc.edu with any questions.

 

Asian-Pacific Islander Unity Graduation Celebration

To honor your academic achievement and accomplishments the Asian Student Association, Chinese Club and the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services would like to invite you to participate in the 3rd Annual Asian-Pacific Islander Unity Celebration ceremony and reception on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in EHHP Alumni Center (86 Wentworth St.).  As a graduate, you will receive a stole, API Alumni pin, and recognition of your achievement.  Family members and friends are welcome to attend.  If you would like to participate in the Unity Celebration, please fill out the form by clicking on this link . There will be a $15 fee to participate in the Unity Celebration which will cover the cost of your stole and pin.  To purchase your stole and pin come to the Multicultural Center (207 Calhoun Street), 1st Floor Reception Desk.  Cash is accepted or you can make check/money order payable to COFC-MSPS.  Registration and payment will be accepted until Monday, April 24th.  Feel free to contact Rochelle Johnson at johnsonrr@cofc.edu with any questions.

 

Hispanic Latino Graduation Celebration

To honor your academic achievement and accomplishments the Department of Hispanic Studies and the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services would like to invite you to participate in the 2nd Annual Hispanic Latino Graduation Celebration ceremony and reception on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in EHHP Alumni Center (86 Wentworth St.).  As a graduate, you will receive a stole, an Alumni pin, and recognition of your achievement.  Family members and friends are welcome to attend.    If you would like to participate in the Celebration, please fill out the form by going to https://docs.google.com/a/cofc.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCJ8P6pzl5Ne5GAEDN0qDlDa7tY81yRuDcht4a5-61fRByWQ/viewform?usp=sf_link. (You have to be logged in with your CofC google account.) There will be a $15 fee to participate in the Celebration which will cover the cost of your stole and pin.  Cash is accepted or you can make check/money order payable to COFC-MSPS.  To purchase your stole and pin come to the Multicultural Center (207 Calhoun Street), 1st Floor Reception Desk.  Registration and payment will be accepted until Monday, April 24th.  Please feel free to contact Prof. Daniel Delgado Diaz at diazdd@cofc.edu or Rochelle Johnson at johnsonrr@cofc.edu with any questions.

 

NIA Rite of Passage

To honor your academic achievement and accomplishments the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services would like to invite you to participate in the 6th NIA Rite of Passage ceremony and reception on Thursday, May 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Stern Ballroom.  The Ceremony will celebrate the heritage, legacy, and traditions of the African American and African culture. As a graduate, you will receive a stole and commemorative booklet in recognition of your achievement.  Family members and friends are welcome to attend.  If you would like to participate in the Ceremony, please fill out the form by going to https://goo.gl/forms/kQPrkdEv1JvES0A12.   There will be a $15 fee to participate in the Ceremony.  To purchase your stole come to the Multicultural Center (207 Calhoun Street), 1st Floor Reception Desk.  Cash is accepted or you can make check/money order payable to COFC-MSPS.  Registration and payment will be accepted until Monday, April 17th.  Feel free to contact us at msps@cofc.edu with any questions or call 843-953-5660.

 

 

 

 

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Spring 2017 Move Out Information

 

Housing Information

 

RAs have completed meetings to go over the move out procedures for spring 2017. Students should follow up with their RA if they have any questions about the move out process.

 

All students who live on campus will need to make an appointment with their RA 24 hours prior to the actual move out to have the room checked.  Rooms should be completely empty and clean at the time of check out.  If their RA is not available at a time that works for the student, they can sign up with another RA in the building.

 

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

 

 

Parking Information for Move-Out from Residence Halls – Spring 2017

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SURFACE LOT AVAILABILITY

 

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

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

 

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

Friday 4/28/2017 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Saturday 4/29/2017 from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Sunday 4/30/2017 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Monday 5/1/2017 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Tuesday 5/2/2017 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Wednesday 5/3/2017 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Thursday 5/4/2017 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Friday 5/5/2017 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Saturday 5/6/2017 from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM

 

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

 

These are the only surface lots that will be available, and they will only be available during the timeframes provided above. Exams do not officially end until 5/5/2017, and students and employees with permits for these lots will still need access to their spaces while other students are moving out. Even if a lot appears to have several available spaces, it will be ticketed; the only exceptions are in the lots listed above during the designated timeframes.

 

 

GARAGE PARKING

 

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

 

  • Upon request students will be provided with one 2-hour parking voucher for one of the following garages: PG Garage, GG Garage, or WG Garage. For exact locations of these garages, please consult the College of Charleston parking map. PG Garage is convenient to Berry and McAlister, and is reasonably close to Warren Place, Kelly House, and College Lodge. GG Garage is convenient to Craig Hall, George Street Apartments, and Liberty Street Residence Hall, and is reasonably close to Buist-Rivers. WG Garage is convenient to the Wentworth Street historic houses and the fraternity houses, and is reasonably close to McConnell and Craig.
  • Garage parking vouchers will be available at the Parking Services office beginning on Thursday, 4/27/2017, and must be picked up during business hours (Monday through Friday; 9 AM – 4:30 PM). A valid Cougar Card must be presented in order to receive your garage parking voucher. (Public Safety will have a limited supply of garage parking vouchers if you need to pick one up after 4:30 PM.)
  • Garage vouchers may be redeemed at any time of day that a cashier is on duty (see below for details) between 4/28/2017 and 5/5/2017. Additionally, garage vouchers may be redeemed at any time prior to 4 PM on Saturday, 5/6/2017 (the $5 flat-rate parking fee for A Charleston Affair will apply after 4 PM on Saturday, 5/6/2017).
  • Garage vouchers will represent the only parking option to students who plan on moving out on a weekday prior to 5 PM.
  • There is a strict two-hour time limit on the parking garage vouchers, so please have all belongings packed and ready to go before you begin moving them out. If time parked exceeds two hours, patrons will be responsible for paying the additional fees.
  • You must retain the ticket that you pulled upon entering the garage in order to be eligible for the two hours of free parking. You must surrender both the ticket and the voucher to the cashier in order to be eligible for the two hours of free parking.
  • Garages are not always staffed 24/7, but there will always be a cashier on duty at the following times: weekdays from 7 AM until 7 PM and weekends from 9 AM to 5 PM at PG; any day between the hours of 7 AM and 10 PM at GG and WG. Unfortunately, vouchers cannot be presented when there is not a cashier on duty. Since the total ticket fee will be charged at the autopay machines at times when the cashier is not on duty, we recommend that you park at a metered space if you will be leaving campus after the posted cashier hours.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates -April 17-23, 2017

Important Dates:

  • April 17 at 11:00 AM EST – Ticket form goes live on Commencement Ticket channel
  • April 26 – last day of spring classes
  • April 28-May 5 – Final exams http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/exam-schedule-spring2017.pdf
  • May 6 – Students must be out of the hall by noon
  • May 9 – Spring final grades available via MyCharleston after 5:00EST
  • May 12 & 13 – Graduation

Academic Calendar:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/index.php#AC

 

Spring 2017 Exam Schedule:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/exam-schedule-spring2017.pdf

 

Parent Blog: 

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

 

Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance unsubscribing from the listserv or need help changing to the DIGEST subscription (one email a day with all postings for the day. Click on this link parent listserv to unsubscribe – enter your name and email and click on the DELETE FROM ALL LISTS button at the bottom of the page. You can unsubscribe and return to the listserv as many times as you like using this same link. It is not necessary to email the entire listserv with removal requests.

 

Commencement Ticket Information:

http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/ticket-information.php

To reserve tickets, students will need to log in to MyCharleston and select the Academic Services Tab and locate the Commencement Tickets Channel.  The form must be completed before a student can reserve tickets. Please note that the 4 tickets a student receives is for their guests are unique to each ceremony and are not interchangeable. Additional guests may view the ceremony at one of the air-conditioned satellite locations or online.  Tickets are not required for the satellite locations (Stern Center, School of Science and Mathematics and Simons Center for the Arts). The ceremonies will also be live streamed on the website at http://www.cofc.edu.

 

Need information regarding graduation requirements?

  • Have a question about commencement ceremony tickets? Please visit our Ticket Information page.
  • Have a question about the commencement times or location? Please visit the Commencement Information page. (Or contact the Office of Institutional Events at 843.953.6673 or the Office of the Provost at 843.953.5527.)
  • Need information about graduation items such as flowers, announcements, diploma framing, etc? Check out the College Bookstore (843.953.5518).
  • Need information about the alternative viewing locations? Please visit our Satellite Location.

 

Commencement information:

All you need to know about graduation: http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/

Commencement ceremonies are expected to last approximately two and a half hours.

  • FRIDAY AFTERNOON, May 12, 2017 – Ceremony begins at 4:00 pm – Graduate School, Undergraduate School of the Arts, School of Education, Health and Human Performance, and School of Professional Studies
  • SATURDAY MORNING, May 13, 2017  – Ceremony begins at 10:00 am – School of Business and School of Sciences and Mathematics
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON, May 13, 2017 – Ceremony begins at 4:00 pm – School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs

2017 Maymester/Summer Sessions:

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

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

 

Summer School Financial Aid:

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

 

Summer Housing on campus:

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

 

Career Center Events Calendar – http://careercenter.cofc.edu/

Check out all the opportunities offered by the Career Center (scroll down to view the Career Center events calendar) – employer in residence, cougar job shadow, resume review, mock interviews, internships, choosing a major workshops, employer info sessions and more! The Center is located in room 216, 2nd floor of the Lightsey Center. Students should not wait until their senior year to take advantage of the programs and services offered by the Career Center.

 

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

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

 

Cougar Alert Notification System:

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

 

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.

 

Websites of interest:

Campus E-mails:

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

College of Charleston Social Media:

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

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Can Parents Help Students Stay Calm, Focused, Healthy, and Productive During Exam Week? Yes, Please!

Dear Parents,

 

Whether you’re 5 miles away or 500, you will likely be hearing (feeling) the stress and anxiety of the end of the semester and Exam Week from your students. Some of you have heard it before and are bracing for it! You want to help, but what can you do?? I’m so glad you asked…below is information I shared with your students this morning. Here’s to a happy Exam Week, and a wonderful summer break for  you and your students!

 

Dear Students,

 

6 days of class…8 days until exams…3 weeks until graduation…

 

The College is definitely in Countdown mode! So this is the time for you to take charge and take control  of the rest of the semester! Here are some steps:

 

  1.  Make an Exam Week Plan TODAY! Stop by the Exam Planning Table in the Center for Student Learning to pick up calendars, to-do lists, exam schedules, and other free resources to get you started!

 

  1. 2. “Dear Exam Week Stress: You are NOT the boss of me!” You get to decide how you will handle Exam Week and stress, but the Cougar Countdown Study Break Calendar http://cougarcountdown.cofc.edu/activities/index.php will help you choose study breaks (think Yoga, Zumba, coffee, ice cream, petting dogs…) that work for you! Cougar Countdown is also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CofCCountdown and you can follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/cofccountdown  Oh, did I mention that all of these events are FREE?!

 

  1. 3. Need a Tutor? Regular CSL tutoring hours will end the last day of classes, April 26. There will also be extra tutoring hours in selected subjects on Thursday, 4/27, Friday, 4/28, and Sunday, 4/30 from 6-8 pm. You can contact the CSL (843-953-5635) for details.

 

  1. Find a Friend. An accountability partner. Someone who will remind you to get some sleep, get outside, take a break. Someone who is not buying into the ‘24/7 cram-study drama’ of Exam Week. Someone who will remind you that a test really is just a test—not an indicator of your worth or value as a person. And then be that same kind of friend for someone else!

 

The very, very best to you during these last days of classes and Exam Week—not ”Good Luck’, because success isn’t about luck! It’s about setting goals, making a plan, making smart choices, and surrounding yourself with people who will help you make it happen!

 

Your CSL Team—Student employees, faculty, and staff

 

 

 

Lindy Coleman

Director, Center for Student Learning

College of Charleston

colemanm@cofc.edu

843-953-8180

 

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CofC Upcoming Events and Opportunities for Involvement – April 18, 2017

These events are open to all students unless otherwise noted

SNL

De-Stress Yo’ Self

Stern Ballroom

April 20th

8:30

Don’t let those paper and projects get you down. Come relax with Stern Nite and make your own stress relieving gel balls and much more! Free food!

 

Cougar Activities Board

Cool down with CAB this Friday at 11am in Cougar Mall!

 

Countdown to COUGARPALOOZA has begun!

April 26th at 6pm in the Cistern Yard

Swag, food and fun!

D.R.A.M to perform at 8pm

 

 “The Acabelles Spring Concert: April 21 @ 6 pm” 

 

“Come support the all-female a capella group, the AcaBelles, in their Spring concert! The event will be April 21st at 6pm in the Stern Center Ballroom. Grab a friend, or several friends, and attend the free event where songs will be sung from a variety of genres!

 

Not to mention, it’s free for all students, and a great way to kick off your weekend.

Follow the event page on Facebook for updates and reminders!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1880372862176380/?ti=as

 

Microfinance Club

Silent Auction

Come join us at our Silent Auction hosted by the Microfinance Club. There will be free food and items donated from local Charleston companies and students up for bid!

Where: Beatty Atrium: 5 Liberty St

When: Thursday, April 20th from 8am-7pm

Who: Hosted by the School of Business’ Microfinance Club

Why: Come for free food and prizes for bid! Participating  companies include Art of Shaving, Cupcakes Down South, Artisan Meat Share, Charleston Krewe, and even works of art!

 

Alliance for Planet Earth

Are you participating in the March for Science on Earth day (April 22)??? Come make posters with us at our meeting Tuesday, April 18th at 7 pm in Maybank 103! For more information on the March for Science, check out marchforsciencechs.com!

See y’all there!!

 

The Lonon Foundation at CofC

Tuesday, April 18th at 7pm in Maybank 319. This meeting is for all students who are interested in helping to volunteer for an organization that helps children who have been affected by a parent or caregivers cancer. We will be discussing our annual Hike For Mike, and we will begin planning that!!

 

Sigma Delta Tau will be selling delicious baked goods and also having a raffle in Cougar Mall from 11-2 on Wednesday, April 19 for Prevent Child Abuse America! There are 3 cash prizes in the raffle, but there is still candy even if you don’t win! Come on out and support preventing child abuse!!

 

Charleston Hope Club

Are you an education major? Do you love kids? Are you wanting to become more involved in your Charleston community? Come to our Charleston Hope Club meeting on Tuesday, April 18. Join our Facebook page for updates and more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/476355772536427/

Catholic Student Association
All students are welcome to our events. Info at: cofcatholics@aol.com

THE UPPER ROOM -444 King St / 3rd floor is OPEN …great CSA student space for study with wi-fi & printer, relaxing, free snacks, naps. OPEN every day – All are welcome!

SUNDAY STUDENT CATHOLIC MASS each Sunday at 5 pm at St Pat church (134 St Philip St)
all are welcome …food and fellowship after each Mass
This Sunday 2 students  will share in sacrament of Confirmation… and chicken breasts / grilled salmon / potatoes / veggies after Mass!!!

Wednesday – Cistern Night Prayer at 9 pm

This Thursday – final women’s discussion with Sr Kathleen – prob some good dinner food while you talk – all gals are welcome at the bookstore at 7 pm

UPCOMING SERVICE TO COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES:
Gleaning at farmers market on Saturdays, April 22, 29 (1-2:30 pm) [hyndes@g.cofc.edu]

 Religious Life Exchange

Fast-A-Thon for Free Shifa Clinic (Sponsored by Religious Life Exchange)

Have you ever fasted? Have you ever had questions about fasting or wanted to share your experiences of fasting with others? Then join us, the Religious Life Exchange, in our Fast-A-Thon Fundraiser to raise money for a full service free Shifa Clinic in Charleston (Mt. Pleasant).

We will be fasting from sundown April 20th to sundown April 21st. At 7:00pm on April 21st we will have a traditional Break-fast meal in Stern 409. After eating we will discuss what fasting is, the ways in which we can do it, why people fast, and how it made us feel. Dr. Reshma Khan will also be there to share about her clinic.

Please PLEDGE TO FAST HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/ZyHaAEd6TTJeyfBG3

Please DONATE HERE: https://www.gofundme.com/full-service-free-shifa-clinic

Learn more about the Free Shifa Clinic Here: http://shifa101.com/site2/index.php

Email charlidiane@gmail.com with questions.

Career Center

 

Drop-In Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1-3:30pm, Career Center (Lightsey 216)

Receive quick advice on your resume, cover letter, and job or internship search. Talk with a Peer Career Advisor about the many resources the Career Center offers and how to take advantage of those opportunities to climb the ladder to success!

 

Externship Day at Verizon

Wed. Apr. 19, 10:30am-4:30pm, Verizon Wireless Call Center

Give your future a graduation present: unwrap a career with the company that delivers the digital world. Explore the various career paths at Verizon Wireless (think beyond the retail store) and see what could be ahead of you! From internships to part-time and full-time jobs, Verizon employs several CofC alumni. You are not required to attend the entire day. To register: email odeae@cofc.edu and include “Verizon” in the subject line by April 17.

 

Peace Corps Lunch & Learn

Wed. Apr. 19, 12-1pm, Stern 201

Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level to create lasting change. As a Volunteer, you can make an investment in our world- one handshake, one project, one friendship at a time- that leads to new possibilities in service. Attend this session to learn more about opportunities with the Peace Corps from the SC recruiter. Bring your own lunch.

 

Cisternyard Radio

Gossip Goddess Presents: Return to Form

 

Come out to Stern Gardens April 21st from 6-9 pm and join Cisternyard Radio & The Gossip Goddess as they celebrate art! There will be live performances by: Abstract – That Rapper, Anfernee and Don Crescendo! There will also be paintings on display by LaQuesha Harris and Alana Harris and visual art by Jaquan and Justin Leonard. Light refreshments will be served. See you next Friday!

 

2017 Multicultural Graduation Celebrations

 

2017 Lavender Celebration

To honor the academic achievement and accomplishments of graduating students who identify as a member of the LGBTQQAIP and/or a student Ally, please register to be honored at our 4th Annual Lavender Celebration on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. School of Education, Health and Human Performance Alumni Center (86 Wentworth & St. Phillip Street).  As a graduate, you will receive a stole and recognition of your achievement.  Reception immediately following ceremony.  Family members and friends are welcome to attend.  If you would like to participate, please register at https://goo.gl/forms/6hxhmogtHZQY5Kao2.  There is a $15 fee to participate in the Lavender Celebration which will cover the cost of your stole. To purchase your stole come to the Multicultural Center (207 Calhoun Street), 1st Floor Reception Desk.  Registration and payment will be accepted until Monday, April 24th.  Feel free to contact Rochelle Johnson at johnsonrr@cofc.edu or Lindsey Lacey at lindseyls@g.cofc.edu with any questions.

 

Asian-Pacific Islander Unity Graduation Celebration

To honor your academic achievement and accomplishments the Asian Student Association, Chinese Club and the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services would like to invite you to participate in the 3rd Annual Asian-Pacific Islander Unity Celebration ceremony and reception on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in EHHP Alumni Center (86 Wentworth St.).  As a graduate, you will receive a stole, API Alumni pin, and recognition of your achievement.  Family members and friends are welcome to attend.  If you would like to participate in the Unity Celebration, please fill out the form by clicking on this link . There will be a $15 fee to participate in the Unity Celebration which will cover the cost of your stole and pin.  To purchase your stole and pin come to the Multicultural Center (207 Calhoun Street), 1st Floor Reception Desk.  Cash is accepted or you can make check/money order payable to COFC-MSPS.  Registration and payment will be accepted until Monday, April 24th.  Feel free to contact Rochelle Johnson at johnsonrr@cofc.edu with any questions.

 

Hispanic Latino Graduation Celebration

To honor your academic achievement and accomplishments the Department of Hispanic Studies and the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services would like to invite you to participate in the 2nd Annual Hispanic Latino Graduation Celebration ceremony and reception on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in EHHP Alumni Center (86 Wentworth St.).  As a graduate, you will receive a stole, an Alumni pin, and recognition of your achievement.  Family members and friends are welcome to attend.    If you would like to participate in the Celebration, please fill out the form by going to https://docs.google.com/a/cofc.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCJ8P6pzl5Ne5GAEDN0qDlDa7tY81yRuDcht4a5-61fRByWQ/viewform?usp=sf_link. (You have to be logged in with your CofC google account.) There will be a $15 fee to participate in the Celebration which will cover the cost of your stole and pin.  Cash is accepted or you can make check/money order payable to COFC-MSPS.  To purchase your stole and pin come to the Multicultural Center (207 Calhoun Street), 1st Floor Reception Desk.  Registration and payment will be accepted until Monday, April 24th.  Please feel free to contact Prof. Daniel Delgado Diaz at diazdd@cofc.edu or Rochelle Johnson at johnsonrr@cofc.edu with any questions.

 

NIA Rite of Passage

To honor your academic achievement and accomplishments the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services would like to invite you to participate in the 6th NIA Rite of Passage ceremony and reception on Thursday, May 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Stern Ballroom.  The Ceremony will celebrate the heritage, legacy, and traditions of the African American and African culture. As a graduate, you will receive a stole and commemorative booklet in recognition of your achievement.  Family members and friends are welcome to attend.  If you would like to participate in the Ceremony, please fill out the form by going to https://goo.gl/forms/kQPrkdEv1JvES0A12.   There will be a $15 fee to participate in the Ceremony.  To purchase your stole come to the Multicultural Center (207 Calhoun Street), 1st Floor Reception Desk.  Cash is accepted or you can make check/money order payable to COFC-MSPS.  Registration and payment will be accepted until Monday, April 17th.  Feel free to contact us at msps@cofc.edu with any questions or call 843-953-5660.

 

March for Science – Charleston

Do you value Science? 

Want to promote using data-driven decision making in creating policy?

Mark your calendars now and join us at the March for Science – Charleston on Saturday (this is separate from the Earth Day events)

Meet at 1PM at one of three assembly points:

  • Intersection of Meeting and Broad Streets
  • Visitor’s Center
  • Marion Square

March together to Liberty Square near the SC Aquarium

 

 

On Saturday April 22, thousands of scientists and supporters of science will march in Washington DC to let our Senators and Representatives know we think science is important and should be respected, funded, and finding used in evidence-based decision making on policy. We plan to march in Charleston as well!  Can we count on you to get the word out to others who might be interested in attending the march?

 

Get involved: Save the Date! Visit http://marchforsciencechs.com for more information.

 

 

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – April 10-16, 2017

April 4-April 9 2017

CofC Parent Listserv Weekly Updates

Questions or assistance with the listserv: Email Parents@cofc.edu

or contact New Student Programs at 843-953-2017

 

Use this link parent listserv to unsubscribe – enter your name and email and click on the DELETE FROM ALL LISTS button at the bottom of the page. You may unsubscribe and subscribe again using the same link at any time.

 

Important Dates:

  • April 17 at 11:00 AM EST – Ticket form goes live on Commencement Ticket channel
  • April 26 – last day of spring classes
  • April 28-May 5 – Final exams http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/exam-schedule-spring2017.pdf
  • May 6 – Students must be out of the hall by noon
  • May 9 – Spring final grades available via MyCharleston after 5:00EST
  • May 12 & 13 – Graduation

 

Academic Calendar:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/index.php#AC

Spring 2017 Exam Schedule:

http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/exam-schedule-spring2017.pdf

 

Parent Blog: 

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

 

Commencement Ticket Information:

http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/ticket-information.php

To reserve tickets, students will need to log in to MyCharleston and select the Academic Services Tab and locate the Commencement Tickets Channel.  The form must be completed before a student can reserve tickets. Please note that the 4 tickets a student receives is for their guests are unique to each ceremony and are not interchangeable. Additional guests may view the ceremony at one of the air-conditioned satellite locations or online.  Tickets are not required for the satellite locations (Stern Center, School of Science and Mathematics and Simons Center for the Arts). The ceremonies will also be live streamed on the website at http://www.cofc.edu.

 

Need information regarding graduation requirements?

  • Have a question about commencement ceremony tickets? Please visit our Ticket Information page.
  • Have a question about the commencement times or location? Please visit the Commencement Information page. (Or contact the Office of Institutional Events at 843.953.6673 or the Office of the Provost at 843.953.5527.) 
  • Need information about graduation items such as flowers, announcements, diploma framing, etc? Check out the College Bookstore (843.953.5518).
  • Need information about the alternative viewing locations? Please visit our Satellite Location.

 

Commencement information:

All you need to know about graduation: http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/

Commencement ceremonies are expected to last approximately two and a half hours.

  • FRIDAY AFTERNOON, May 12, 2017 – Ceremony begins at 4:00 pm – Graduate School, Undergraduate School of the Arts, School of Education, Health and Human Performance, and School of Professional Studies
  • SATURDAY MORNING, May 13, 2017  – Ceremony begins at 10:00 am – School of Business and School of Sciences and Mathematics 
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON, May 13, 2017 – Ceremony begins at 4:00 pm – School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs 

 

2017 Maymester/Summer Sessions:

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

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

Summer School Financial Aid:

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

 

Summer Housing on campus:

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

 

Career Center Events Calendar – http://careercenter.cofc.edu/

Check out all the opportunities offered by the Career Center (scroll down to view the Career Center events calendar) – employer in residence, cougar job shadow, resume review, mock interviews, internships, choosing a major workshops, employer info sessions and more! The Center is located in room 216, 2nd floor of the Lightsey Center. Students should not wait until their senior year to take advantage of the programs and services offered by the Career Center.

 

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

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

Cougar Alert Notification System:

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

 

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.

 

Websites of interest:

 

Campus E-mails:

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

ü  transitionyear.org

ü  http://Grownandflown.com

ü  collegetipsforparents.org

ü  http://collegeparents.org/

 

College of Charleston Social Media:

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

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Upcoming Events and Opportunities for Involvement – April 10, 2017

These events are open to all students unless otherwise noted

Are you graduating this Spring? Check here for information:http://www.cofc.edu/commencement/information/index.php

SNL

Foam-A-Palooza RESCHEDULED

4/12/2017

Stern Gardens

8:30 pm

 

NBA 2k17 Tourney

April 13th

9pm

Stern Game Room

Do you have the skills to be the CofC king of 2k17? If so come to the Stern game room and prove it! Chow down on free food and snacks while you slam dunk your way to first place! Amazing prizes for the first and second place winners!

CAB

Friday, April 14th

Join CAB for a trip to Frankie’s Fun Park in North Charleston! We’ll be meeting at Stern Center at 3:30 to get everyone checked in. Going with CAB ensures that you get the following perks: Five attraction passes (choose from Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Mini Golf, Rock Wall or Drop Zone) and $5.00 in arcade money! Please be sure to bring your own money for food and anything else you’d like to do while we’re there.

This event is open to ALL CofC students. To sign up for a spot, follow this link: https://orgsync.com/33852/forms/255485

 

CisternYard Media

Cisternyard News distribution will be on April 13th! Come out to Cougar Mall from 9-3 pm and get a free magazine and free snacks!

Miscellany Literary Journal will also be debuting their annual literary journal at the Halsey Institute on April 20th from 6 – 8 pm! Come out and listen to some great pieces that were featured in the journal! There will also be FREE food! See you there!

 

 

Alliance for Planet Earth

Did you see that giant mound of trash in Cougar Mall on Monday and were intrigued by why we were doing it? Well stop by an Alliance for Plane Earth meeting on Tuesdays at 7 pm in Maybank 103! Help us make the campus and our city more sustainable!!!

allianceforplanetearth@gmail.com   ig:@allianceforplanetearth

 

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Gain coping strategies, self-esteem, and support from peers who share a similar experience.

Share as much or as little as you like, as the group is a safe and confidential setting.

The group is facilitated by a therapist and a representative from People Against Rape.

Contact Lauren Sottile, LPC-I if interested at elsottile@cofc.edu

Catholic Student Association

All students are welcome to our events. Info at: cofcatholics@aol.com

THE UPPER ROOM -444 King St / 3rd floor is OPEN …great CSA student space for study with wi-fi & printer, relaxing, free snacks, naps. OPEN every day – All are welcome!

HOLY WEEK with CSA

Tuesday at 7 pm in St Pat’s – Stations of Cross with Adoration
Wednesday Cistern Night Prayer at 9

Holy Week at St. Patrick:
Holy Thursday:           6 PM /Good Friday: 3 PM/ Easter Vigil:        9 PM

Saturday GLEANING at Farmers Market / Contact Erin (hyndes@g.cofc.edu)
Meet this Sat at 1 pm at Marion Square across from St Matthew Church
We finish before 3 pm

Easter Sun. at St. Pat:  8 AM & 10 AM
Easter Sun. at Cathedral: 7 , 9, 11:30 AM
Easter Sun. at St. Mary: 8 & 10:30 AM

There is no 5 pm Mass on Easter at St. Pat’s – you need to go in the morning.
On EASTER SUNDAY at 5 pm in St Pat’s Church we will have Easter Evening Prayer.
After this 5 pm Evening Prayer we will have our annual CSA Easter Egg Hunt with many sweet gift cards to win… And then in the Upper Room we will celebrate this special day with EASTER TACOS & all the toppings

“How to Help a Friend…”

April 18th, 6pm, Robert Scott Small Building rm 252

Want to learn more about how to help someone you know who is upset? Or maybe someone who is struggling with alcohol or drugs? What about how to help someone with grief and loss? Or someone considering suicide?

Attend our “How to Help a Friend…” event where these topics and more will be covered by different professionals. Each professional will give a short talk followed by a discussion with the audience.

It is FREE to attend and there will be food!

Registration is required at: connect2hope.cofc.edu

Turning Point

Informational Meeting on April 17th 7pm in Maybank 105

The Center for Civic Engagement

Want to get involved with the community where you live? Not been able to find a community program that fits your interests? The Center for Civic Engagement can help you! We are located at 203 Lightsey next to the Career Center. The office supplies students with the resources they need to find impactful service in the Charleston community. The Center for Civic Engagement also offers many different programs that supply distinct service events throughout the semester. Take a look to see if any interest you! Contact volunteer@cofc.edu for more information about all of our events.

Recurring Service Events

Lowcountry Food Bank || 4/15 – 9-12pm

Neighborhood House || 4/24 – 11:30-1:30pm

To sign-up for these events follow this link to Appointment Manager: https://am.battery.cofc.edu/eamonline

One Time Events

EARTH DAY Service – Stewards of Hampton Park || 4/22 – 8:30-11:30am

To sign-up for this event follow this link to Appointment Manager: https://am.battery.cofc.edu/eamonline

Alternative Break

Site Leader Applications Are Currently Available!

The AB Program is looking for passionate students interested in gaining leadership skills while also directing a Spring Break Trip focused on service, community and partnership. Applications can be found at: http://volunteer.cofc.edu/alternative-break/ab-site-leaders.php

Priority Deadline: April 17th

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Contact us:

Lightsey 203 | (843)-953-5838

volunteer.cofc.edu | volunteer@cofc.edu

Sign Language Club Updates!

Sign Language Bingo will be on Wednesday, April 12th 7pm in Stern 409!

Join us as we prepare for Bingo by going over everything we have learned this semester.

Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook: CofC Sign Language Club for updates!

“Class of ’27 Film Screening and Discussion”

Hosted by: Teaching Fellows

April 11 7:30PM Education Center 116

Access to early childhood education programs such as Head Start and Early Head Start are crucial for a strong start in life, especially for kids in poverty. The Trump administration had proposed an 18% cut to the department that administers these programs. Come learn more about these programs and find out how you can contact your legislatures and encourage them to protect these essential programs!

ORIENTATION INFORMATION FAIR – SUMMER 2017 DATES and REGISTRATION INFORMATION

We are excited to invite all campus groups to be part of the orientation info fair at the summer 2017 orientation sessions.

The information fair will be on the 2nd day of orientation from 2:00-3:00 pm on Rivers Green (the grassy area behind Addlestone Library).   The dates will June 20, 23, 27, 30, July 11, 14, 18, 21 and August 18.  Participants should arrive to set up at 1:45 pm.

We will be adding an info fair to the transfer orientation on August 14 and 15.  The fair will be during their lunch break (11:30 am – 1:30 pm) on the first day (August 14).  The location is TBA.  The sign up for that fair is a separate line on the registration form.

We will be able to offer tables and chairs for all groups that sign up by June 1st.  We will only be able to set up tables for the campus offices and banks that participate.  Student groups will be given a location to set up their table (that we will supply if you sign up by June 1st).

The location is NOT shaded so you may want to arrange to borrow or purchase a tent.  You cannot put stakes in the grass on Rivers Green.    The orientation office has purchased tents for orientation at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.  They usually go on sale in May.

Orientation is an excellent opportunity to promote your majors, departmental services, recruit club members, or share club and organization information. Approximately 300 new students and 325 family members will attend each of the ten sessions, making orientation an excellent time to inform new students about the opportunities in your area.

The Orientation Information Fair is open only to College of Charleston departments and campus related organizations.

If you register, you will receive an email in early June with check in information.

We ask that you request to participate in this event no later than June 1, 2017.

To participate in the Orientation Information Fair, register online at https://goo.gl/forms/WQBdbhiEz2bZDLvM2

Thank you for your interest and support in our new students!  If you have questions, please email auwaerters@cofc.edu.

College & Community Book Club: ‘How to Be Vegan’

Friday, April 21 from 5:30 to 7 in RSS 250

Curious about being veg or vegan? Wonder what’s it’s all about? Already vegan and want to continue on your cruelty-free path? Just love reading?

Join us for a College and Community Book Club as we discuss ‘How to Be Vegan: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Cruelty-Free Eating, Living, Dating, Travel, Decorating, and More’ by Elizabeth Castoria.

Everyone from the CofC community + the greater Charleston community is invited.

How to get the book:

Option 1: Limited free copies are available for students and community members. Please contact CofCVegan@gmail.com for more info.

Option 2: Purchase your own (new, used, or e-book). Here’s a list of places to find it: https://goo.gl/cvNU9x

Vegan snacks and dessert will be provided. Feel free to bring a vegan snack/dessert if you’d like as well. Not sure what that means? EmailCofCVegan@gmail.com

Facebook event: https://goo.gl/B2u6GZ

Meetup event: https://goo.gl/Lljcm6

Hosted by: CofC Vegan Club; Charleston Veggies & Vegans; and CofC Faculty for Compassionate & Sustainable Living

Special thanks to the Center for Civic Engagement at CofC for funding via the Active Citizenship Grant

 

2017 Lavender Celebration

If you are a graduating student who identifies as a member of the LGBTQQAIP and/or student Ally, please register to be honored at our 4rth annual Lavender Celebration on April 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. School of Education, Health and Human Performance Alumni Center (86 Wentworth & St. Phillip Street).  Reception immediately following ceremony. This is the College of Charleston’s annual celebration to honor LGTBQ+ and Ally graduates.  There is a $15 fee to participate in the Lavender Celebration which will cover the cost of your stole.  You are welcome to bring guests. Please register athttps://goo.gl/forms/6hxhmogtHZQY5Kao2

Registration will be accepted until Monday, April 24, 2017.  Feel free to contact Rochelle Johnson at johnsonrr@cofc.edu or Lindsey Lacey at lindseyls@g.cofc.edu or email safezone@cofc.edu with any questions.

 

Career Center

Drop-In Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1-3:30pm, Career Center (Lightsey 216)

Receive quick advice on your resume, cover letter, and job or internship search. Talk with a Peer Career Advisor about the many resources the Career Center offers and how to take advantage of those opportunities to climb the ladder to success!

 

Using Social Media to Promote a Business

Mon. Apr. 10, 4-5:15pm, Lightsey 257

Social media advertising can put a company in front of 1000s of potential new customers without a lot of time spent by the company. It can be a low cost highly effective way to break into new circles of customers through the social media where the masses communicate. Attend this workshop, share your stories and jump start your social media campaign – great if you have your own business, have dreams of owning your own business, or simply wish to pick up some expert tips! Register to attend via CougarJobLink by clicking on the “Career Events & Workshops” tab and searching for “Using Social Media to Promote a Business.”

“Take Action: Protect Head Start Funding” 

Hosted by: Teaching Fellows

April 11 7:30PM Education Center 116

Access to early childhood education programs such as Head Start and Early Head Start are crucial for a strong start in life, especially for kids in poverty. The Trump administration had proposed an 18% cut to the

Debate Society CofC

Raise your hand if you have ever felt personally victimized by the media.

Come kick it with the Debate Society CofC on April 12th from 5-7pm at our Kickin’ It with the Debate Society: An Informal Debate on Media and Politics event. We will be hosting a debate centered around teams, followed with an open discussion on satirical news and the impact of media on our society.

Enter your team of best buds to go head-to-head about the imprint  “fake news” leaves on us, at our link below. Come as a team or as an individual for the open discussion and free food! Join us on Wednesday, April 12th at Kickin’ Chicken on King St.

Make sure to RSVP on our Facebook page, Debate Society CofC.

Young Americans for Liberty

We will be having a meeting in Beatty 214 at 7pm this week and will be going over our tentative plans for the next semester as well. We will be having some free swag also, so come out and discuss liberty with us.

Interested in Entrepreneurship, need a few hints on how to start on the path of being en entrepeneur? Here’s your chance! Attend the Tommy Baker Entrepreneurship Hour, April 19th at 6:30pm at the Wells Fargo Auditorium. Speaking at this event will be Tommy Baker and his friend David “Buddy” Morgan. This event will be the perfect opportunity to learn from the top business professionals here in Charleston, come learn from the best in the business. Don’t miss out

DIÁLOGO CON MI ABUELA

The Women’s Health Research Team is pleased to invite you to the film screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary Diálogo con mi abuela / Dialog with My Grandmother directed by Gloria Rolando. The film explores syncretic spiritism (Espiritismo cruzado) and Congo traditions, which are widespread in Cuba.

A discussion with the award-winning filmmaker and director, Gloria Rolando will take place immediately following the documentary screening.

Please join us on Monday, April 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the beautiful and historic Alumni Memorial Hall in Randolph Hall at the College of Charleston.

TeleSUR recently interviewed documentary filmmaker Gloria Rolando of the Yoruba Cultural Association about the African heritage in Cuba, Afro-Cuban religions, and her documentaries on these topics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2bjYRdLoKw

This event is free and open to the public.

This screening and discussion is made possible by a partnership with Deborah Billings, Ph.D., Adjunct, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina and has been generously supported by the College of Charleston’s Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Department of Hispanic Studies, the Department of Communication, the Department of International Studies, and an Innovative Teaching in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (ILAS) grant.

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