- October 23 – Last day to withdraw from a fall class
- November 2-4 – Fall break
- Graduation May 15 & 16 – Details: http://www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/
College of Charleston Academic Calendars:
Fall Exam Schedule:
To determine fall exam dates look at the course schedule – note the day and times for each class (excluding lab days) that the student is taking during the fall semester. Then look at the fall exam schedule and match the fall schedule days/times to the exam schedule http://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/exam-schedule-fall2014.pdf to find the day and time for the exam.
Your student should also review each course syllabus and listen in class for information from the professor about the final exam. If unsure always ask the professor!
Study Skills Workshops: For a full schedule of the 101 and 201 Workshop series please visit: http://csl.cofc.edu/study-skills/workshop-schedule/index.php
Academic Advising & Planning Center:
Information about Majors and Minors: http://www.cofc.edu/academics/majorsandminors/index.php
Use Degree Works:
Students can request tutoring from Center for Student Learning peer tutors by appointment:
Center for Student Learning: http://csl.cofc.edu/index.php (located on the 1st floor of the Addlestone library)
Encourage your student to use the walk-in labs often (Math, Science, Foreign Language, Writing, Speaking, Accounting) and to take advantage of supplemental instruction if this is available for their class – http://csl.cofc.edu/supplemental-instruction/index.php
Counseling & Substance Abuse Services (CASAS):
Students can make an appointment to talk with a professional counselor by contacting the Counseling Center at 843-953-5640.
Student Life: Get involved on Campus!
There are over 180 clubs and organizations that your student can get involved in at the College of Charleston. View clubs (left sidebar of the webpage) at http://studentlife.cofc.edu/. The Office of Student Life is located in the Stern Student Center on the 4th floor.
Cistern Yard Medial consists of four distinct student media organizations and two supporting marketing departments. Each group offers unique ways for students to become involved, meet people from diverse backgrounds and gain practical training in various media. CisternYard News is the official online campus news source, publishing news, sports and entertainment content regularly at Cisternyard.com. News also produces “The Yard”, a feature magazine which is printed two times each semester.
The latest edition of The Yard can be viewed at http://issuu.com/cisternyardnews/docs/combined_pdf_5ba8e2b857d1fe?e=0/9611991
If your student is interested in getting involved, check out http://cisternyardmedia.cofc.edu/index.php
Residence Life: 843-953-5523
Email [email protected] if you have questions about issues in the residence hall, roommate assignments, changing rooms, or wish to share comments with the Senior Director of Residence Life.
Hall closings during the breaks:
All the residence halls and houses are open during fall break, Thanksgiving, and Spring break. During the winter break, McAlister, Warren, Kelly House, George and Liberty, and the historic houses stay open. Berry, Lodge, Craig, McConnell, and Buist are closed. The closed halls will at noon on Dec. 11 and reopen on January 7 at 12 noon. Students do not have to move their belongings out but they do need to plan NOT to be able to get back into the closed halls until January 7. The Dining halls may have adjusted hours during the breaks. Those hours will be announced before the breaks and posted on the Dining Services website.
Guide to Residential Living:
You may find the Guide to Residential Living of interest. It includes contact numbers, the role of staff (resident assistants, hall directors, etc.), policies, and procedures in the halls. Check it out at http://reslife.cofc.edu/policies-and-procedures/GuideToResidentialLiving%202014-2015.pdf
Residence Hall Work Orders: http://reslife.cofc.edu/campus-housing/maintenance-requests.php
A Work Order Online (WOOL) system has been implemented throughout campus to address maintenance concerns. To access the WOOL system, sign in to My Charleston. Click on HOUSING at the top of the page. Select HOUSING WORK ORDERS from the pop up box. The student name and room number will be automatically generated. Describe with as much specificity as possible the nature of the maintenance concern. As work orders are received, they are prioritized and assigned. Emergency issues that can affect resident safety or cause further property damage are given first priority. Residents receive electronic replies to keep them informed of the status of their maintenance request. If a student experiences a maintenance emergency (flooding, sewer difficulties or fire/life safety issues) during normal business hours (8:30 am – 5:00 pm M-F) they should immediately call the Housing Facilities Services Customer Service Line (843) 953-3700. Any after-hours maintenance emergencies should be reported to designated information desk.
How to become an Ebill Authorized User for your student:
You 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! 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].
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.