CofC Parent Weekly Updates – July 30-August 5, 2018

Important Dates:

 

Calendar:

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

 

Health Forms Needed: (Applies to new students only):

Please complete and submit your health history and immunization form to Student Health Services before classes begin. Access these forms at http://studenthealth.cofc.edu/health-immunization-forms/index.php.

 

You may mail in, fax or hand deliver these to Student Health Services.

Use this address to mail:
Student Health Services
181 Calhoun Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29424
Fax: 843.953.6377

 

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

http://hslc.cofc.edu/cougar-excursion/index.php

Cougar Excursion (CE) is an interactive program specifically designed to increase new, freshmen students’ campus knowledge and facilitate a sense of community. Through this unique experience, natural leadership ability begins to transform into skills that are pivotal to mastering the first year and beyond.  New Students participating in Cougar Excursion spend several days at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. The experience focuses on developing leadership skills and it is a great way for new students to meet other first year students and upperclassmen. The program fee is $250.00 for lodging, transportation and meals. An additional charge for early move in for two nights will be applied. This opportunity is provided by the Higdon Student Leadership Center – if you have questions about this program call the Higdon Student Leadership Center at 843-953-6356 *Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 in August or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because of schedules conflict.

 

Become an Authorized User to receive a copy of the semester bill:

Parents can receive eBills by having your student sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their bill.  To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email treasurer@cofc.edu.

 

Campus Directory:

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

 

Campus Housing:

If you have questions about campus housing, rooms in the residence 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 viewed or responded to by Campus Housing.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

Websites of interest:

 

Cougar Alert Notification System: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/

The College community receives two types of alerts from this system: CougarAlert and Safety Messages. CougarAlerts are used to communicate emergencies taking place on campus, with direct call to actions, such as evacuations, building closures and/or class cancellations. Safety Messages are employed for emergencies or events taking place in the greater Charleston community that might have an effect on our campus community.

 

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers. All students should log onto MyCharleston to review their email address and telephone information and update as needed.

To access the address and telephone information, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to MyCharleston
  2. Click on the Academic Services tab
  3. Click on the Banner Self-Service link in the third column
  4. Click on the Personal Information link
  5. Click on the Update Phones link
  6. Click on the Update Email Addresses link

 

Proxy Access Management:

A Self-Service Banner (SSB) tool for students called Proxy Access Management will provide current College of Charleston students with the ability to share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian online. As always, students control access rights, but with Proxy Access Management they can modify access rights at any time, set valid date ranges on the access, and view a log of recent activity. When setting up proxy access, students may select any or all of the following information items to share with a proxy:

  • Financial Aid information (Aid Status, Academic Progress, Award History)
  • Personal Information (Addresses, E-mail, Emergency Contacts)
  • Registration Information (Schedule)
  • Student Records Information (Midterm Grades, Final Grades, Unofficial Transcript, Holds)

The Office of the Registrar website http://registrar.cofc.edu/proxy-access-management/index.php contains additional information on Proxy Access Management including:

NOTE:  Proxy access does not authorize College of Charleston personnel to communicate with authorized proxies. To authorize this type of communication, students must complete a FERPA Consent Form. For more information on FERPA, please visit http://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php.

 

Parent Listserv Changes:

Use this link parent listserv to unsubscribe or change your subscription to DIGEST (one mail a day with all postings). To unsubscribe from the listserv enter your name and email and click on the DELETE FROM ALL LISTS button at the bottom of the page. You may unsubscribe and subscribe again using the same link at any time. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance or have questions about the listserv.

 

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.

 

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 Parent Weekly Updates – July 23-29, 2018

Important Dates:

 

Calendars:

Campus E-mails:

 

Websites:

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

 

Become an Authorized User:

Parents can receive eBills by having your student sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their email about the bill. To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email treasurer@cofc.edu.

 

Cougar Alert Notification System: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/.

The College community receives two types of alerts from this system: CougarAlert and Safety Messages. CougarAlerts are used to communicate emergencies taking place on campus, with direct call to actions, such as evacuations, building closures and/or class cancellations. Safety Messages are employed for emergencies or events taking place in the greater Charleston community that might have an effect on our campus community.

 

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers. All students should log onto MyCharleston to review their email address and telephone information and update as needed.

To access the address and telephone information, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to MyCharleston
  2. Click on the Academic Services tab
  3. Click on the Banner Self-Service link in the third column
  4. Click on the Personal Information link
  5. Click on the Update Phones link
  6. Click on the Update Email Addresses link

Proxy Access Management:

A Self-Service Banner (SSB) tool for students called Proxy Access Management will provide current College of Charleston students with the ability to share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian online. As always, students control access rights, but with Proxy Access Management they can modify access rights at any time, set valid date ranges on the access, and view a log of recent activity. When setting up proxy access, students may select any or all of the following information items to share with a proxy:

  • Financial Aid information (Aid Status, Academic Progress, Award History)
  • Personal Information (Addresses, E-mail, Emergency Contacts)
  • Registration Information (Schedule)
  • Student Records Information (Midterm Grades, Final Grades, Unofficial Transcript, Holds)

The Office of the Registrar website http://registrar.cofc.edu/proxy-access-management/index.php contains additional information on Proxy Access Management including:

NOTE:  Proxy access does not authorize College of Charleston personnel to communicate with authorized proxies. To authorize this type of communication, students must complete a FERPA Consent Form. For more information on FERPA, please visit http://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php.

 

Campus Directory & SEARCH feature:

Looking for a specific program, service, or personnel at the College of Charleston? Use the campus directory at http://cofc.edu/directory/. On the opening page of the http://www.cofc.edu there is a gray SEARCH box at the top right side of the page. You can enter the name of any program, department, service or information you are seeking by enter this in the SEARCH box. In most cases, it will take you to the departmental website. If you cannot find what you are looking for you may always email parents@cofc.edu and we will be happy to assist you.

 

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

 

PROGRAMS FOR NEW STUDENTS:

 

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

http://hslc.cofc.edu/cougar-excursion/index.php

Cougar Excursion (CE) is an interactive program specifically designed to increase new, freshmen students’ campus knowledge and facilitate a sense of community. Through this unique experience, natural leadership ability begins to transform into skills that are pivotal to mastering the first year and beyond.  New Students participating in Cougar Excursion spend several days at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. The experience focuses on developing leadership skills and it is a great way for new students to meet other first year students and upperclassmen. The program fee is $250.00 for lodging, transportation and meals. An additional charge for early move in for two nights will be applied. This opportunity is provided by the Higdon Student Leadership Center – if you have questions about this program call the Higdon Student Leadership Center at 843-953-6356 *Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 in August or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because of schedules conflict.

 

Summer Orientation:

The Office of New Student Programs provides summer orientations for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall we ask that your student complete the online orientation registration thru MyCharleston.  For information about new student orientation, visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php. If you have orientation, questions email orientat@cofc.edu or call 843-953-2017.

 

If you wish to stay on campus during your summer orientation session, you may find information about summer housing at http://housing.cofc.edu/orientation-housing/index.php. This fee is not included in the new student fee paid for orientation. * Summer housing during orientation is not available to new students participating in Charleston Bridge. Charleston Bridge students attend a one-day orientation on July 20. Information can be found at http://nsp.cofc.edu/bridge/orientation.php. Questions can be directed to Bridge@cofc.edu.

Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $35.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, if your student did not include any family members to attend the family orientation when they registered for orientation just email orientat@cofc.edu with your student’s full name and CWID and we will add you!  The family orientation is highly evaluated and we encourage parents to attend if possible. To read about Family Orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/family-orientation.php. If you have questions call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

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

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – July 16-22, 2018

Welcome to all of our new parent subscribers attending orientation!

 

Parent Listserv Changes:

Use this link parent listserv to unsubscribe or change your subscription to DIGEST (one mail a day with all postings). To unsubscribe from the listserv enter your name and email and click on the DELETE FROM ALL LISTS button at the bottom of the page. You may unsubscribe and subscribe again using the same link at any time. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance or have questions about the listserv.

 

Important Dates:

 

Calendars:

 

Websites:

 

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

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

 

Become an Authorized User:

Parents can receive eBills by having your student sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their email about the bill. To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email treasurer@cofc.edu.

 

Cougar Alert Notification System: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/.

The College community receives two types of alerts from this system: CougarAlert and Safety Messages. CougarAlerts are used to communicate emergencies taking place on campus, with direct call to actions, such as evacuations, building closures and/or class cancellations. Safety Messages are employed for emergencies or events taking place in the greater Charleston community that might have an effect on our campus community.

 

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers. All students should log onto MyCharleston to review their email address and telephone information and update as needed.

To access the address and telephone information, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to MyCharleston
  2. Click on the Academic Services tab
  3. Click on the Banner Self-Service link in the third column
  4. Click on the Personal Information link
  5. Click on the Update Phones link
  6. Click on the Update Email Addresses link

Proxy Access Management:

A Self-Service Banner (SSB) tool for students called Proxy Access Management will provide current College of Charleston students with the ability to share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian online. As always, students control access rights, but with Proxy Access Management they can modify access rights at any time, set valid date ranges on the access, and view a log of recent activity. When setting up proxy access, students may select any or all of the following information items to share with a proxy:

  • Financial Aid information (Aid Status, Academic Progress, Award History)
  • Personal Information (Addresses, E-mail, Emergency Contacts)
  • Registration Information (Schedule)
  • Student Records Information (Midterm Grades, Final Grades, Unofficial Transcript, Holds)

The Office of the Registrar website http://registrar.cofc.edu/proxy-access-management/index.php contains additional information on Proxy Access Management including:

NOTE:  Proxy access does not authorize College of Charleston personnel to communicate with authorized proxies. To authorize this type of communication, students must complete a FERPA Consent Form. For more information on FERPA, please visit http://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php.

 

Campus Directory & SEARCH feature:

Looking for a specific program, service, or personnel at the College of Charleston? Use the campus directory at http://cofc.edu/directory/. On the opening page of the http://www.cofc.edu there is a gray SEARCH box at the top right side of the page. You can enter the name of any program, department, service or information you are seeking by enter this in the SEARCH box. In most cases, it will take you to the departmental website. If you cannot find what you are looking for you may always email parents@cofc.edu and we will be happy to assist you.

 

PROGRAMS FOR NEW STUDENTS:

 

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

http://hslc.cofc.edu/cougar-excursion/index.php

Cougar Excursion (CE) is an interactive program specifically designed to increase new, freshmen students’ campus knowledge and facilitate a sense of community. Through this unique experience, natural leadership ability begins to transform into skills that are pivotal to mastering the first year and beyond.  New Students participating in Cougar Excursion spend several days at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. The experience focuses on developing leadership skills and it is a great way for new students to meet other first year students and upperclassmen. The program fee is $250.00 for lodging, transportation and meals. An additional charge for early move in for two nights will be applied. This opportunity is provided by the Higdon Student Leadership Center – if you have questions about this program call the Higdon Student Leadership Center at 843-953-6356 *Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 in August or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because of schedules conflict.

 

Summer Orientation:

The Office of New Student Programs provides summer orientations for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall we ask that your student complete the online orientation registration thru MyCharleston.  For information about new student orientation, visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php. If you have orientation, questions email orientat@cofc.edu or call 843-953-2017.

 

If you wish to stay on campus during your summer orientation session, you may find information about summer housing at http://housing.cofc.edu/orientation-housing/index.php. This fee is not included in the new student fee paid for orientation. * Summer housing during orientation is not available to new students participating in Charleston Bridge. Charleston Bridge students attend a one-day orientation on July 20. Information can be found at http://nsp.cofc.edu/bridge/orientation.php. Questions can be directed to Bridge@cofc.edu.

Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $35.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, if your student did not include any family members to attend the family orientation when they registered for orientation just email orientat@cofc.edu with your student’s full name and CWID and we will add you!  The family orientation is highly evaluated and we encourage parents to attend if possible. To read about Family Orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/family-orientation.php. If you have questions call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

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

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – July 9-15, 2018

Important Dates:

Calendars:

Campus Directory & SEARCH feature:

Looking for a specific program, service, or personnel at the College of Charleston? Use the campus directory at http://cofc.edu/directory/. On the opening page of the http://www.cofc.edu there is a gray SEARCH box at the top right side of the page. You can enter the name of any program, department, service or information you are seeking by enter this in the SEARCH box. In most cases, it will take you to the departmental website. If you cannot find what you are looking for you may always email parents@cofc.edu and we will be happy to assist you.

 

Become an Authorized User to receive a copy of the semester bill:

Parents can receive eBills by having your student sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their bill. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive a copy of your student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email treasurer@cofc.edu.

 

Cougar Alert Notification System:

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

 

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

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

 

Cougar Alert Notification System: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/.

The College community receives two types of alerts from this system: CougarAlert and Safety Messages. CougarAlerts are used to communicate emergencies taking place on campus, with direct call to actions, such as evacuations, building closures and/or class cancellations. Safety Messages are employed for emergencies or events taking place in the greater Charleston community that might have an effect on our campus community.

 

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers. All students should log onto MyCharleston to review their email address and telephone information and update as needed.

To access the address and telephone information, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to MyCharleston
  2. Click on the Academic Services tab
  3. Click on the Banner Self-Service link in the third column
  4. Click on the Personal Information link
  5. Click on the Update Phones link
  6. Click on the Update Email Addresses link

Proxy Access Management:

A Self-Service Banner (SSB) tool for students called Proxy Access Management will provide current College of Charleston students with the ability to share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian online. As always, students control access rights, but with Proxy Access Management they can modify access rights at any time, set valid date ranges on the access, and view a log of recent activity. When setting up proxy access, students may select any or all of the following information items to share with a proxy:

  • Financial Aid information (Aid Status, Academic Progress, Award History)
  • Personal Information (Addresses, E-mail, Emergency Contacts)
  • Registration Information (Schedule)
  • Student Records Information (Midterm Grades, Final Grades, Unofficial Transcript, Holds)

The Office of the Registrar website http://registrar.cofc.edu/proxy-access-management/index.php contains additional information on Proxy Access Management including:

NOTE:  Proxy access does not authorize College of Charleston personnel to communicate with authorized proxies. To authorize this type of communication, students must complete a FERPA Consent Form. For more information on FERPA, please visit http://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php.

 

PROGRAMS FOR NEW STUDENTS:

 

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

http://hslc.cofc.edu/cougar-excursion/index.php

Cougar Excursion (CE) is an interactive program specifically designed to increase new, freshmen students’ campus knowledge and facilitate a sense of community. Through this unique experience, natural leadership ability begins to transform into skills that are pivotal to mastering the first year and beyond.  New Students participating in Cougar Excursion spend several days at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. The experience focuses on developing leadership skills and it is a great way for new students to meet other first year students and upperclassmen. The program fee is $250.00 for lodging, transportation and meals. An additional charge for early move in for two nights will be applied. This opportunity is provided by the Higdon Student Leadership Center – if you have questions about this program call the Higdon Student Leadership Center at 843-953-6356 *Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 in August or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because of schedules conflict.

 

Summer Orientations June-August:

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

 

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

Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $35.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, if your student did not include any family members to attend the family orientation when they registered for orientation just email orientat@cofc.edu with your student’s full name and CWID and we will add you!  The family orientation is highly evaluated and we encourage parents to attend if possible. To read about Family Orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/family-orientation.php. If you have questions call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

 

Websites of interest:

Campus E-mails:

College of Charleston Social Media:

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

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

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

 

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CofC Parent Listserv Weekly Updates – June 25-30, 2018

Important Dates:

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

Calendars:

 

Campus Directory & SEARCH feature:

Looking for a specific program, service, or personnel at the College of Charleston? Use the campus directory at http://cofc.edu/directory/. On the opening page of the http://www.cofc.edu there is a gray SEARCH box at the top right side of the page. You can enter the name of any program, department, service or information you are seeking by enter this in the SEARCH box. In most cases, it will take you to the departmental website. If you cannot find what you are looking for you may always email parents@cofc.edu and we will be happy to assist you.

 

Become an Authorized User to receive a copy of the semester bill:

Parents can receive eBills by having your student sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their bill. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive a copy of your student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email treasurer@cofc.edu.

 

Cougar Alert Notification System:

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

 

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

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

 

Cougar Alert Notification System: http://emergency.cofc.edu/cougaralert/.

The College community receives two types of alerts from this system: CougarAlert and Safety Messages. CougarAlerts are used to communicate emergencies taking place on campus, with direct call to actions, such as evacuations, building closures and/or class cancellations. Safety Messages are employed for emergencies or events taking place in the greater Charleston community that might have an effect on our campus community.

 

To receive notification in case of an emergency, students should log onto MyCharleston to enter phone numbers. All students should log onto MyCharleston to review their email address and telephone information and update as needed.

To access the address and telephone information, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to MyCharleston
  2. Click on the Academic Services tab
  3. Click on the Banner Self-Service link in the third column
  4. Click on the Personal Information link
  5. Click on the Update Phones link
  6. Click on the Update Email Addresses link

Proxy Access Management:

A Self-Service Banner (SSB) tool for students called Proxy Access Management will provide current College of Charleston students with the ability to share certain academic and financial aid information with a parent or guardian online. As always, students control access rights, but with Proxy Access Management they can modify access rights at any time, set valid date ranges on the access, and view a log of recent activity. When setting up proxy access, students may select any or all of the following information items to share with a proxy:

  • Financial Aid information (Aid Status, Academic Progress, Award History)
  • Personal Information (Addresses, E-mail, Emergency Contacts)
  • Registration Information (Schedule)
  • Student Records Information (Midterm Grades, Final Grades, Unofficial Transcript, Holds)

The Office of the Registrar website http://registrar.cofc.edu/proxy-access-management/index.php contains additional information on Proxy Access Management including:

 

NOTE:  Proxy access does not authorize College of Charleston personnel to communicate with authorized proxies. To authorize this type of communication, students must complete a FERPA Consent Form. For more information on FERPA, please visit http://registrar.cofc.edu/ferpa/index.php.

 

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

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

 

Credits Earned GPA Required
0-19 1.50
20-59 1.80
60 and up 2.0
   

 

  • If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including Maymester and summer session, meets the minimum requirement as listed above, but is below 2.0, then the student will be placed on academic warning.
  • If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including Maymester and summer session, is less than minimum requirement as listed above, the student is placed on academic probation.
  • First year provisionally admitted students and first year IMPACT scholars must earn 24 hours with a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Charleston Bridge students must earn a 2.6 cumulative GPA for the fall semester to receive a spring admission offer to the College of Charleston.

 

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

 

PROGRAMS FOR NEW STUDENTS:

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

Summer Orientations June-August:

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

 

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

Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $35.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, if your student did not include any family members to attend the family orientation when they registered for orientation just email orientat@cofc.edu with your student’s full name and CWID and we will add you!  The family orientation is highly evaluated and we encourage parents to attend if possible. To read about Family Orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/family-orientation.php. If you have questions call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

 

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

http://hslc.cofc.edu/cougar-excursion/index.php

Cougar Excursion (CE) is an interactive program specifically designed to increase new, freshmen students’ campus knowledge and facilitate a sense of community. Through this unique experience, natural leadership ability begins to transform into skills that are pivotal to mastering the first year and beyond.  New Students participating in Cougar Excursion spend several days at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. The experience focuses on developing leadership skills and it is a great way for new students to meet other first year students and upperclassmen. The program fee is $250.00 for lodging, transportation and meals. An additional charge for early move in for two nights will be applied. This opportunity is provided by the Higdon Student Leadership Center – if you have questions about this program call the Higdon Student Leadership Center at 843-953-6356 *Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 in August or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because of schedules conflict.

 

Websites of interest:

Campus E-mails:

College of Charleston Social Media:

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

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

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

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – June 12-17, 2018

Important Dates:

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

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

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

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

·       July 5: Summer II classes begin

 

Calendars:

Campus Directory:

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

 

Become an Authorized User to receive a copy of the semester bill:

Parents can receive eBills by having your student sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their bill. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive a copy of your student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! To become an authorized user visit the website athttp://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email treasurer@cofc.edu.

Cougar Alert Notification System:

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Credits Earned

GPA Required

0-19

1.50

20-59

1.80

60 and up

2.0

 

 

 

  • If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including Maymester and summer session, meets the minimum requirement as listed above, but is below 2.0, then the student will be placed on academic warning.
  • If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including Maymester and summer session, is less than minimum requirement as listed above, the student is placed on academic probation.
  • First year provisionally admitted students and first year IMPACT scholars must earn 24 hours with a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Charleston Bridge students must earn a 2.6 cumulative GPA for the fall semester to receive a spring admission offer to the College of Charleston.

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

 

PROGRAMS FOR NEW STUDENTS:

Summer Orientations June-August:

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

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

Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $35.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, if your student did not include any family members to attend the family orientation when they registered for orientation just email orientat@cofc.edu with your student’s full name and CWID and we will add you!  The family orientation is highly evaluated and we encourage parents to attend if possible. To read about Family Orientation visit our website athttp://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/family-orientation.php. If you have questions call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

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

http://hslc.cofc.edu/cougar-excursion/index.php

Cougar Excursion (CE) is an interactive program specifically designed to increase new, freshmen students’ campus knowledge and facilitate a sense of community. Through this unique experience, natural leadership ability begins to transform into skills that are pivotal to mastering the first year and beyond.  New Students participating in Cougar Excursion spend several days at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. The experience focuses on developing leadership skills and it is a great way for new students to meet other first year students and upperclassmen. The program fee is $250.00 for lodging, transportation and meals. An additional charge for early move in for two nights will be applied. This opportunity is provided by the Higdon Student Leadership Center – if you have questions about this program call the Higdon Student Leadership Center at 843-953-6356 *Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 in August or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because of schedules conflict.

 

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

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

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

 

Websites of interest:

Campus E-mails:

College of Charleston Social Media:

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

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

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

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – June 4-10, 2018

Important Dates:

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

 

Calendars:

 

External resources of interest for parents:

 

College of Charleston Campus Directory:

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

 

Become an Authorized User to receive a copy of the semester bill:

Parents can receive eBills by having your student sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system. By doing this you will receive an email of the statement when your student gets their bill. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive a copy of your student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email treasurer@cofc.edu.

 

Cougar Alert Notification System:

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Credits Earned GPA Required
0-19 1.50
20-59 1.80
60 and up 2.0
   

 

  • If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including Maymester and summer session, meets the minimum requirement as listed above, but is below 2.0, then the student will be placed on academic warning.
  • If a student’s cumulative GPA at the end of any semester, including Maymester and summer session, is less than minimum requirement as listed above, the student is placed on academic probation.
  • First year provisionally admitted students and first year IMPACT scholars must earn 24 hours with a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Charleston Bridge students must earn a 2.6 cumulative GPA for the fall semester to receive a spring admission offer to the College of Charleston.

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

 

PROGRAMS FOR NEW STUDENTS:

Summer Orientations June-August:

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

 

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

Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $35.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, if your student did not include any family members to attend the family orientation when they registered for orientation just email orientat@cofc.edu with your student’s full name and CWID and we will add you!  The family orientation is highly evaluated and we encourage parents to attend if possible. To read about Family Orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/family-orientation.php. If you have questions call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

 

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

http://hslc.cofc.edu/cougar-excursion/index.php

Cougar Excursion (CE) is an interactive program specifically designed to increase new, freshmen students’ campus knowledge and facilitate a sense of community. Through this unique experience, natural leadership ability begins to transform into skills that are pivotal to mastering the first year and beyond.  New Students participating in Cougar Excursion spend several days at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. The experience focuses on developing leadership skills and it is a great way for new students to meet other first year students and upperclassmen. The program fee is $250.00 for lodging, transportation and meals. An additional charge for early move in for two nights will be applied. This opportunity is provided by the Higdon Student Leadership Center – if you have questions about this program call the Higdon Student Leadership Center at 843-953-6356 *Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 in August or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because of schedules conflict.

 

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

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

 

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

 

Websites of interest:

Campus E-mails:

 

College of Charleston Social Media:

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

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

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

 

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

May 14-June 18, 2018

CofC Parent Listserv Weekly Updates

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

or contact New Student Programs at 843-953-2017

 Congratulations to our newest CofC Alumni!

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

 

Important Dates:

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

 

 

Parent Listserv Changes:

Use this link parent listserv to unsubscribe or change your subscription to DIGEST (one mail a day with all postings). To unsubscribe from the listserv enter your name and email and click on the DELETE FROM ALL LISTS button at the bottom of the page. You may unsubscribe and subscribe again using the same link at any time. Email parents@cofc.edu if you need assistance or have questions about the listserv.

 Campus E-mails:

 Calendars:

 Undergraduate Diplomas will be mailed:

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

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

 

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

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

 

Credits Earned GPA Required
0-19 1.50
20-59 1.80
60 and up 2.0
   

 

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

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

 

College of Charleston Maymester & Summer Sessions:

http://summer.cofc.edu/

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

 

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

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

 

New Student Information

New Student Checklist:

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

 

Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $35.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, if your student did not include any family members to attend the family orientation when they registered for orientation just email orientat@cofc.edu with your student’s full name and CWID and we will add you!  The family orientation is highly evaluated and we encourage parents to attend if possible. To read about Family Orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/family-orientation.php. If you have questions call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

 

New Student Orientations June-August:

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

 

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

  • If you wish to stay on campus during your summer orientation session, you may find information about summer housing at http://housing.cofc.edu/orientation-housing/index.php. This fee is not included in the new student fee paid for orientation.
  • Summer housing during orientation is not available to new students participating in Charleston Bridge this fall. Charleston Bridge students attend a one-day orientation on July 20th. Information about Charleston Bridge orientation can be found at http://nsp.cofc.edu/bridge/orientation.php.Questions can be directed to Bridge@cofc.edu.

 

New students complete the Health form:

All new students must complete the required Health Form. You can find the Immunization Record form at http://studenthealth.cofc.edu/health-immunization-forms/index.php. Students may bring this completed form with them to orientation and drop it by Student Health Services.

 

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

http://hslc.cofc.edu/cougar-excursion/index.php

Cougar Excursion (CE) is an interactive program specifically designed to increase new, freshmen students’ campus knowledge and facilitate a sense of community. Through this unique experience, natural leadership ability begins to transform into skills that are pivotal to mastering the first year and beyond.  New Students participating in Cougar Excursion spend several days at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. The experience focuses on developing leadership skills and it is a great way for new students to meet other first year students and upperclassmen. The program fee is $250.00 for lodging, transportation and meals. An additional charge for early move in for two nights will be applied. This opportunity is provided by the Higdon Student Leadership Center – if you have questions about this program call the Higdon Student Leadership Center at 843-953-6356 *Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 in August or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because of schedules conflict.

 

Websites of interest:

 

College of Charleston Social Media:

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

 

Visit the CofC Parent Website:

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

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – May 7-13, 2018

Important Dates:

·       May 7: Final grades available via MyCharleston

·       May 9: Graduation rehearsal

·       May 11-12: Commencement

·       May 13: Happy Mother’s Day!

·       May 14: Maymester classes begin

·       June 1: Summer I classes begin

·       July 5: Summer II classes begin

 

Calendars:

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

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

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

Commencement Rehearsal Wednesday:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Undergraduate Diplomas will be mailed:

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

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

 

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

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

 

Credits Earned

GPA Required

0-19

1.50

20-59

1.80

60 and up

2.0

 

 

 

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

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

 

College of Charleston Maymester & Summer Sessions:

http://summer.cofc.edu/

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

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

 

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

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

 

PROGRAMS FOR NEW STUDENTS:

Summer Orientations June-August:

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

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

  • If you wish to stay on campus during your summer orientation session, you may find information about summer housing at http://housing.cofc.edu/orientation-housing/index.php. This fee is not included in the new student fee paid for orientation.
    • Summer housing during orientation is not available to new students participating in Charleston Bridge this fall. Charleston Bridge students attend a one-day orientation on July 20th. Questions can be directed to Bridge@cofc.edu.

 

Family Orientation:

Family members can attend orientation with your student this summer. A family orientation is offered during all of the summer orientation dates. The fee is $35.00 per family member. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online. However, if your student did not include any family members to attend the family orientation when they registered for orientation just emailorientat@cofc.edu with your student’s full name and CWID and we will add you!  The family orientation is highly evaluated and we encourage parents to attend if possible. To read about Family Orientation visit our website at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/family-orientation.php. If you have questions call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

Websites of interest:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Campus E-mails:

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

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

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

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

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

·       helpdesk@cofc.edu Technical support

·       Housing@cofc.edu Questions about campus housing

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

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

·       parkingservices@cofc.edu Questions about parking on campus

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

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

 

College of Charleston Social Media:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Spring 2018 Commencement – Everything You Need to Know

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

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