CofC Parent Weekly Updates – August 14-20, 2017

Important Dates:

August 18-19 – Residence Hall move-in (time, day, floor based on residence hall)

August 21 – New Student Convocation

August 21- 25 – Time period for Charleston Bridge students to drop/add fall classes – requires completion of a drop/add form with the Registrar’s office

August 22 – Fall classes begin

August 28 – Last day for CofC students to drop/add fall classes via MyCharleston

October 16-17 – Fall break

November 22-26 – No classes (College closed November 23-26)

 

All new students must complete the required Health Form (NOT required for current students):

You can find the Immunization Record Health Form at http://studenthealth.cofc.edu/docs/immunization-record-form-09-20-16.pdf. Students should complete this form and submit this to Student Health Services. Health forms contain valuable information including medical history, allergies and immunizations that allows Health Services to provide students with the best possible care. Information must be completed by all new students before classes begin. For more information, refer here.

  • Students can deliver this document in person when they arrive on campus BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN. Student Health Services is a brick building located behind the Robert Scott Small building – it is building #15 on the campus map. You can also mail or fax this form to Student Health Services. You can find mailing, email, and fax contact information at: http://studenthealth.cofc.edu/contact/index.php

 

Campus Housing: http://housing.cofc.edu/Move in Information:

August 18: Move-In for Buist, Craig, George, Kelly House, McConnell, Rutledge, and Historic Houses
August 19: Move-In for Berry, Liberty, Warren Place
August 19: Move-In for College Lodge and McAlister

 

View the hall information below for the time for floor move-in (includes historic houses):

 

 

If you have questions about campus housing, move in questions, room sign-up, roommate assignment, what can be brought into a room, maintenance work needed to a room or the hall 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:

 

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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Fall 2017 Move in Times and Drop Off Routes

The specific move in times for each residence hall AND the routes for driving in for move in can be found at http://housing.cofc.edu/student-housing/move-in.php

 If you click on the name of the hall your student is assigned to you can view the route you should drive in for check in and unloading.

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – August 7-13, 2017

Important Dates:

August 14-15, 17-18 – August Orientations http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php

August 18-19 – Residence Hall move-in (time, day, floor based on residence hall)

August 21 – New Student Convocation

August 21- 25 – Time period for Charleston Bridge students to drop/add fall classes – requires completion of a drop/add form with the Registrar’s office

August 22 – Fall classes begin

August 28 – Last day for CofC students to drop/add fall classes via MyCharleston

October 16-17 – Fall break

November 22-26 – No classes (College closed November 23-26)

 

All new students must complete the required Health Form (NOT required for current students):

You can find the Immunization Record Health Form at http://studenthealth.cofc.edu/docs/immunization-record-form-09-20-16.pdf. Students should complete this form and submit this to Student Health Services.Health forms contain valuable information including medical history, allergies and immunizations that allows Health Services to provide students with the best possible care. Information must be completed by all new students before classes begin. For more information, refer here.

  • Students can deliver this document in person when they arrive on campus BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN. Student Health Services is a brick building located behind the Robert Scott Small building – it is building #15 on the campus map. You can also mail or fax this form to Student Health Services. You can find mailing, email, and fax contact information at: http://studenthealth.cofc.edu/contact/index.php

 

Campus Housing: http://housing.cofc.edu/ – Move in Information:

August 18: Move-In for Buist, Craig, George, Kelly House, McConnell, Rutledge, and Historic Houses
August 19: Move-In for Berry, Liberty, Warren Place
August 19: Move-In for College Lodge and McAlister

 

View the hall information below for the time for floor move-in (includes historic houses):

 

·       Berry Hall

·       Buist Hall

·       College Lodge

·       Craig Hall

·       George Street Apartments

·       Historic Houses

·       Kelly House

·       Liberty Hall

·       McAlister Hall

·       McConnell Hall

·       Rutledge Hall

·       Warren Place

 

If you have questions about campus housing, move in questions, room sign-up, roommate assignment, what can be brought into a room, maintenance work needed to a room or the hall 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:

·       http://www.cofc.edu/campuslife/housinganddining/

·       http://charleston.campusdish.com/Commerce/Catalog/ShopSubCategory.aspx?category=All_Products_6663&lid=6663&root=Meal_Plan

Websites of interest:

·       CARTA bus schedules and trip planner: http://www.ridecarta.com/

·       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

·       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 residence halls, room assignments, roommate selection, repairs, housing application, room changes

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

·       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, 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

 

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 – August 3-6, 2017

Important Dates:

·       August 14-15, 17-18 – August Orientations http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php

·       August 18-19 – Residence Hall move-in (time, day, floor based on residence hall)

·       August 21 – New Student Convocation

·       August 21- 25 – Time period for Charleston Bridge students to drop/add fall classes – requires completion of a drop/add form with the Registrar’s office

·       August 22 – Fall classes begin

·       August 28 – Last day for CofC students to drop/add fall classes via MyCharleston

·       October 16-17 – Fall break

·       November 22-26 – No classes (College closed November 23-26)

 

New students complete the Health form:

All new students must complete the required Health Form. You can find the Immunization Record form athttp://studenthealth.cofc.edu/docs/immunization-record-form-09-20-16.pdfHealth forms contain valuable information including medical history, allergies and immunizations that allows Health Services to provide students with the best possible care. Information must be completed by all new students before classes begin. For more information, referhere.

  • You or your student can deliver this document in person during summer orientation. You can also mail or fax this. See information link above for contact information.
  • This is only required of NEW students. If your student has completed this in the past, they do NOT need to complete a new one.

 

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

If you have questions about campus housing, room sign-up, roommate assignment, what can be brought into a room, move in questions, lofting beds, 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 athousing@cofc.edu or call 843-953-5523. Posting to the listserv will not ensure that your inquiry is seen or addressed by housing. It is best to get the word directly from the source. Please provide your student’s name, hall, and room if emailing an inquiry.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

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 – July 24-28, 2017

Important Dates:

July 28 – Deadline to register for Cougar Excursion

August 14-15, 17-18 – August Orientations http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php

August 18-19 – Residence Hall move-in (time, day, floor based on residence hall)

August 21 – New Student Convocation

August 21- 25 – Time period for Charleston Bridge students to drop/add fall classes – requires completion of a drop/add form with the Registrar’s office

August 22 – Fall classes begin

August 28 – Last day for CofC students to drop/add fall classes via MyCharleston

October 16-17 – Fall break

November 22-26 – No classes (College closed November 23-26)

 

New Student Checklist:

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

 

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/docs/immunization-record-form-09-20-16.pdf. Health forms contain valuable information including medical history, allergies and immunizations that allows Health Services to provide students with the best possible care. Information must be completed by all new students before classes begin. For more information, refer here.

  • You or your student can deliver this document in person during summer orientation. You can also mail or fax this. See information link above for contact information.
  • This is only required of NEW students. If your student has completed this in the past, they do NOT need to complete a new one.

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

If you have questions about campus housing, room sign-up, roommate assignment, what can be brought into a room, move in questions, lofting beds, 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. It is best to get the word directly from the source. Please provide your student’s name, hall, and room if emailing an inquiry.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

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.

 

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.

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – July 17-23, 2017

Important Dates:

July 17-18, 20-21 – July Summer Orientations (Registration required for these two-day events): http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php

August 14-15, 17-18 – August Orientations

August 18-19 – Residence Hall move-in (time, day, floor based on residence hall)

August 21 – New Student Convocation

August 22 – Fall classes begin

August 28 – Last day to drop/add

October 16-17 – Fall break

October 21 – Mid Term grades available on MyCharleston

October 26 – Last day to withdraw from a fall course

November 22-26 – No classes (College closed November 23-26)

December 4 – Last day of classes

December 6-13 – Exams

December 15 – Fall grades available by 5:00pm

December 16 – Fall 2017 Commencement

 

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

If you have questions about on campus housing, room sign-up, roommate assignment, 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.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

New Student Checklist:

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

 

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/docs/immunization-record-form-09-20-16.pdf. Health forms contain valuable information including medical history, allergies and immunizations that allows Health Services to provide students with the best possible care. Information must be completed by all new students before classes begin. For more information, refer here.

  • You or your student can deliver this document in person during summer orientation. You can also mail or fax this. See information link above for contact information.
  • This is only required of NEW students. If your student has completed this in the past, they do NOT need to complete a new one.

Summer 2017 – New Student & Family Orientation:

The Office of New Student Programs provides 10 two-day summer orientations and a one-day Charleston Bridge orientation (July 7) for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall your student should 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.

You may find more information about the orientation schedules at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation-schedules/index.php. If your student wishes to stay on campus during their 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 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. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online.

 

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 family members to their registration!  If you are not sure email or call us and we can confirm your registration. 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 email orientat@cofc.edu or call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

 

Cougar Excursion for new students – August 17-19:

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 $245.00 for lodging, transportation and meals. An additional charge for early move in for two nights will be applied. Incoming Charleston Bridge students may participate in this program,

 

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 or email HigdonSLC@cofc.edu.

*Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 August 17-18 will not be able participate in this program because the orientation schedule conflicts.

 

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 – July 10 -July 16, 2017

Important Dates:

July 10-11, 13-14, 17-18, 20-21 – July Summer Orientations (Registration required for these two-day events): http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php

August 14-15, 17-18 – August Orientations

August 18-19 – Residence Hall move-in (time, day, floor based on residence hall)

August 21 – New Student Convocation

August 22 – Fall classes begin

August 28 – Last day to drop/add

October 16-17 – Fall break

October 21 – Mid Term grades available on MyCharleston

October 26 – Last day to withdraw from a fall course

November 22-26 – No classes (College closed November 23-26)

December 4 – Last day of classes

December 6-13 – Exams

December 15 – Fall grades available by 5:00pm

December 16 – Fall 2017 Commencement

 

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

If you have questions about on campus housing, room sign-up, roommate assignment, 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.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

New Student Checklist:

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

 

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/docs/immunization-record-form-09-20-16.pdf. Health forms contain valuable information including medical history, allergies and immunizations that allows Health Services to provide students with the best possible care. Information must be completed by all new students before classes begin. For more information, refer here.

  • You or your student can deliver this document in person during summer orientation. You can also mail or fax this. See information link above for contact information.
  • This is only required of NEW students. If your student has completed this in the past, they do NOT need to complete a new one.

 

Summer 2017 – New Student & Family Orientation:

The Office of New Student Programs provides 10 two-day summer orientations and a one-day Charleston Bridge orientation (July 7) for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall your student should 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.

You may find more information about the orientation schedules at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation-schedules/index.php. If your student wishes to stay on campus during their 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.

 

*Please note that participants in Charleston Bridge attend orientation on July 7. This orientation is only for Charleston Bridge participants and the event requires registration. The Charleston Bridge Orientation registration channel can found on the academic services tab in MyCharleston – scroll down to the bottom and you will find this on the left side of the web page. Do not use the summer orientation registration channel to register for this event. More information at: http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/bridge-orientation.php

 

Summer 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. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online.

 

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 family members to their registration!  If you are not sure email or call us and we can confirm your registration. 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 email orientat@cofc.edu or call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

 

Cougar Excursion for new students – August 17-19:

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 $245.00 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 or email HigdonSLC@cofc.edu.

*Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 August 17-18 or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because the 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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Tax Free Weekend Reminder

Don’t forget the SC sales tax holiday is next month on August 4-6, 2017 .  I appreciate the parents who sent me some additional money saving suggestions….

Amazon

I thought I would forward an additional tidbit to you regarding free shipping and good prices for students – amazon.com has a special section for students (https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_left_v4_sib?ie=UTF8&nodeId=201895520) – students can sign up for amazon student for no fees for up to 6 months and are eligible for free shipping and the site has some wonderful discounts for supplies of all sorts.

Look for free shipping offers on online orders:

  • One suggestion is to purchase supplies online from Staples, Office Depot or Office Max. I believe they all offer free shipping if purchase is over $50.
  • Staples is good for school supplies and other things like cleaning supplies, coffee, and easy mac and cheese. If you are handy with a screwdriver some of the bookcases they sell are inexpensive, we got a great deal on one from their online clearance page.
  • Check out this website http://www.freeshipping.org for other sites with free shipping offers.

 Purchase during South Carolina tax free weekend:

You may also be able to take advantage of the South Carolina break on sales tax. This year it is Aug. 4-6, 2017 and also works for online purchases during this period but they must be shipped to an address in South Carolina.

It applies to:

a.. Clothing

a.. Accessories

a.. Footwear

a.. School supplies

a.. Computers

a.. Computer equipment

Full list at https://dor.sc.gov/TaxFreeWeekend

Other States Sales Tax Holidays
You can see a list of all states and their sales tax holiday dates at https://www.taxadmin.org/2017-sales-tax-holiday

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – June 26-July 2, 2017

Important Dates:

June 19 – August 18 Summer Orientations begin (Registration required for these two-day events): http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/student-orientation.php

July 7 – Charleston Bridge Orientation (Registration required, one-day event)

August 18-19 – Residence Hall move-in (time, day, floor based on residence hall)

August 21 – New Student Convocation

August 22 – Fall classes begin

August 28 – Last day to drop/add

October 16-17 – Fall break

October 21 – Mid Term grades available on MyCharleston

October 26 – Last day to withdraw from a fall course

November 22-26 – No classes (College closed November 23-26)

December 4 – Last day of classes

December 6-13 – Exams

December 15 – Fall grades available by 5:00pm

December 16 – Fall 2017 Commencement

 

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

If you have questions about on campus housing, room sign-up, roommate assignment, 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.

 

Meal Plans:

Dining options at the College of Charleston:

 

New Student Checklist:

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

 

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/docs/immunization-record-form-09-20-16.pdf. Health forms contain valuable information including medical history, allergies and immunizations that allows Health Services to provide students with the best possible care. Information must be completed by all new students before classes begin. For more information, refer here.

  • You or your student can deliver this document in person during summer orientation. You can also mail or fax this. See information link above for contact information.
  • This is only required of NEW students. If your student has completed this in the past, they do NOT need to complete a new one.

Summer 2017 – New Student & Family Orientation:

The Office of New Student Programs provides 10 two-day summer orientations and a one-day Charleston Bridge orientation (July 7) for new students and their family. If you have an incoming student attending the College of Charleston this fall your student should 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.

You may find more information about the orientation schedules at http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation-schedules/index.php. If your student wishes to stay on campus during their 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.

 

*Please note that participants in Charleston Bridge attend orientation on July 7. This orientation is only for Charleston Bridge participants and the event requires registration. The Charleston Bridge Orientation registration channel can found on the academic services tab in MyCharleston – scroll down to the bottom and you will find this on the left side of the web page. Do not use the summer orientation registration channel to register for this event. More information at: http://orientation.cofc.edu/orientation/bridge-orientation.php

 

Summer 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. Students can register family members to attend Family Orientation when they register online.

 

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 family members to their registration!  If you are not sure email or call us and we can confirm your registration. 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 email orientat@cofc.edu or call New Student Programs at 843-953-2017.

 

Cougar Excursion for new students – August 17-19:

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 $245.00 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 or email HigdonSLC@cofc.edu.

*Please note: students selecting Orientation session 10 August 17-18 or participating in Greek Life rush will not be able participate in this program because the 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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Dean’s List for Spring 2017 semester posted

The semester/faculty honors for spring 2017 are posted at http://registrar.cofc.edu/honors/index.php

The College of Charleston has the following honors.

Criteria and Lists Effective Fall 2015

President’s List (Highly Distinguished)

  • Student was enrolled in and completed at least 14 semester hours and earned a GPA of 3.800 or higher
  • A student may not have an “I” (Incomplete) or a grade lower than “C” to qualify. No president’s list is released for courses taken during the summer terms.  This honor will be noted on the transcript as “Highly Distinguished.”

Dean’s List (Distinguished)

  • Student was enrolled in and completed at least 14 semester hours and earned a GPA of 3.600 or higher
  • A student may not have an “I” (Incomplete) or a grade lower than “C” to qualify. No dean’s list is released for courses taken during the summer terms.  This honor will be noted on the transcript as “Distinguished.”

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If you have any questions regarding the postings, please email registrar@cofc.edu.

If you want a press release sent to your hometown paper, please go to http://marcomm.cofc.edu/divisionoffices/media-relations/hometown-news/index.php for instructions.

Congratulations to all the students who will make the lists and the families who supported the students during the past semester.

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