Family Weekend 2015 – October 2-4 — MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Dear CofC Families:

We know that summer isn’t over yet, and your student may not be ready for the start of the academic year, but we want to invite you to mark your calendar for a visit to campus in October!

Coordinated by the Office of Student Life, Family Weekend includes a variety of educational, informational and social opportunities for students and their families to learn more about the College and the various cultures and traditions that make Charleston and the Lowcountry a wonderful place to live and grow.

Registration fee per person (for ages 12 and up) is $55.00. There is no registration charge for enrolled CofC students. The registration fee includes all events and activities included in the Family Weekend schedule, with the single exception of Jazz at Eight (tickets sold at the door for $10).

Registration for Family Weekend will open online at 9 AM on August 17 at http://familyweekend.cofc.edu/ and will close at 5 PM on September 21.

While final details for some programs are being confirmed, highlights already in place will include:

*Welcome Reception

*Tours of the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History, TD Arena, and the Avery Research Center

*Gullah/Geechee Storytelling

*Improv Night with Theatre 99

*Meet and Greet for Parents’ Listserv Participants

*Conversation with Student Affairs

*Panel Presentations and Discussions

*Student Organization Showcase

*Family Portraits

*Family Yoga

*Women’s Volleyball Matches

To assist with your travel plans, check-in for Family Weekend will begin at 9 AM on Friday, October 2 and Bluegrass and Brunch will end at 12 noon on October 4.

Visit   http://familyweekend.cofc.edu/  to check for updates on this year’s schedule.

For questions, contact us at [email protected] or (843) 953-5726.

 

 

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – July 20-26, 2015

Important Dates:

  • July 20-21 Orientation 7 (pre-registration is required for orientation)
  • July 23-24 Orientation 8
  • July 27 Deadline to register to participate in Cougar Excursion for new students
  • August 17-18 Orientation 9
  • August 20-21 Orientation 10
  • August 23 Georgestock
  • August 24 New Student Convocation
  • August 25 Classes begin
  • August 29 Organization Fair
  • August 31 Last day to drop or add a fall class

 

College of Charleston Academic Calendars:

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

 

Websites of interest:

 

Campus E-mails:

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

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

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

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

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

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

[email protected] – Questions about parking on campus

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

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

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

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

Cougar Excursion: (deadline July 27)

Help your first year student find their place at the College…Cougar Excursion, August 17-19

As one of the core components of the Higdon Student Leadership Center’s programming, Cougar Excursion is an interactive program specifically designed so participants gain knowledge, and develop a sense of community that is pertinent to a successful first year at the College.  Through three days of leadership development, training, and good fun they form friendships with 30 upper-class students, who serve as staff facilitators for the program, as well as other incoming first year students. Through participation in Cougar Excursion, the students’ natural leadership talents begin to transform into the skill sets that are pivotal to mastering their freshman year and beyond.  For more information about the program, fee, and the registration process, visit the Cougar Excursion website at http://hslc.cofc.edu/cougar-excursion/index.php  or call 843-953-6356. This program is offered by the College of Charleston’s Higdon Student Leadership Center. Questions should be directed to http://hslc.cofc.edu/contact-us/index.php

 

Summer Preview August 19-22 – a program for new students: (2 spots remaining!)

Summer Preview brings select groups of incoming first year students together who want to explore their new learning environment and get a head start on their college experience. A variety of themes are available but it is first come – first served. There are only two spots remaining in the Pre-Med summer preview. Academic and Student Affairs staff, faculty, and student peer mentors will support your student during this whole adventure: http://nsp.cofc.edu/summer-preview/index.php

 

Orientation for new students & families: http://orientation.cofc.edu/

Every year, the College of Charleston’s Office of New Student Programs staff introduces over 2,000 incoming freshmen, transfer students and their families to the campus. Once your student is admitted they will participate in one of the ten 2-day new student orientations offered during the summer. Family members are welcome to attend the family orientation. If your student did not register you to attend family orientation email [email protected] and we will add you. View the orientation website for a generic schedule of events and frequently asked questions. Students will register for classes during orientation.

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

Email [email protected] or call if you have questions about moving in, the residence hall your student has been assigned to, roommate assignments, summer housing, or wish to share comments regarding the residence hall or residence life issues.

 

E-mail Notification:

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

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

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

 

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

 

How to become an Ebill Authorized User for your student: We highly encourage parents to become authorized users!

You can receive eBills by having your son/daughter sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system.  This allows you to receive a copy of the bill/statement when we bill the student through the email system. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive the student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email [email protected].

 

Treasurer Semester Payment Plan: 843-953-5572

http://treasurer.cofc.edu/payment-plan/index.php

 

Technology Problems:

Students should contact the IT HELPDESK if there are problems accessing MyCharleston, paying tuition or paying a tuition deposit, or accessing campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email [email protected]  (option #3) – please include student full name and CWID if emailing.

 

Financial Aid Email: 843-953-5540

E-mails are sent pertaining to students about “missing or incomplete financial documents,” and “information concerning financial aid award packages”. In the email, students will be instructed to log into MyCharleston to review the current financial aid status. In some circumstances, there may be additional information needed to complete the financial aid file.

 

Office of Financial Assistance & Veteran Affairs: 843-953-5540

Parents and students complete the FAFSA to receive financial aid for the academic year. Financial aid includes grants, loans (student and parent), and federal work study. Students and parents can walk in and meet with a CofC financial aid counselor any time between 8:30-5 M-F during the summer and academic year. Email [email protected] with questions about financial aid award, loans, or scholarships.

 

Cost of Attendance: (creating a budget of all costs)

For information regarding the College of Charleston Financial Aid cost of attendance, please select options from the left column – http://finaid.cofc.edu/financial-aid-information/cost-of-attendance/index.php.

 

Information about types of scholarships: 843-953-5540

http://finaid.cofc.edu/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/index.php

 

Parent Blog:  A Parent 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. 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.

Visit the CofC Parents Website:

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

 

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – July 13-19, 2015

Important Dates:

  • July 12-August 15 – SPECTRA – http://msps.cofc.edu/spectra/index.php
  • July 13-14 Orientation 5 (registration is required to attend orientation)
  • July 16-17 Orientation 6
  • July 20-21 Orientation 7
  • July 23-24 Orientation 8

 

College of Charleston Academic Calendars:

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

 

Websites of interest:

 

Check out the following free online resources for parents:

Campus E-mails:

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

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

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

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

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

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

[email protected] – Questions about parking on campus

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

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

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

 

Orientation for new students & families: http://orientation.cofc.edu/

Every year, the College of Charleston’s Office of New Student Programs staff introduces over 2,000 incoming freshmen, transfer students and their families to the campus. Once your student is admitted they will participate in one of the ten 2-day new student orientations offered during the summer. Family members are welcome to attend the family orientation. If your student did not register you to attend family orientation email [email protected] and we will add you. View the orientation website for a generic schedule of events and frequently asked questions. Students will register for classes during orientation.

 

Cougar Excursion:

Help your first year student find their place at the College…Cougar Excursion, August 17-19

As one of the core components of the Higdon Student Leadership Center’s programming, Cougar Excursion is an interactive program specifically designed so participants gain knowledge, and develop a sense of community that is pertinent to a successful first year at the College.  Through three days of leadership development, training, and good fun they form friendships with 30 upper-class students, who serve as staff facilitators for the program, as well as other incoming first year students. Through participation in Cougar Excursion, the students’ natural leadership talents begin to transform into the skill sets that are pivotal to mastering their freshman year and beyond.  For more information about the program, fee, and the registration process, visit the Cougar Excursion website at http://hslc.cofc.edu/cougar-excursion/index.php  or call 843-953-6356. This program is offered by the College of Charleston’s Higdon Student Leadership Center. Questions should be directed to http://hslc.cofc.edu/contact-us/index.php

 

Summer Preview August 19-22 – a program for new students:

Summer Preview brings select groups of incoming first year students together who want to explore their new learning environment and get a head start on their college experience. A variety of themes are available but it is first come – first served. There are only two spots remaining in the Pre-Med summer preview. Academic and Student Affairs staff, faculty, and student peer mentors will support your student during this whole adventure: http://nsp.cofc.edu/summer-preview/index.php

 

R.A.D.

Public Safety will be holding a R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) class this summer. R.A.D. is a series of self-defense classes for women. This program will be open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The class will be held at MUSC, but we will be providing transportation to and from campus. Please stop by Public Safety headquarters or email [email protected] to sign up.  You will be expected to attend all four sessions. Below are the dates and times for the summer class:

  • Tuesday, 7/21/2015, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, 7/23/2015, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 7/28/2015, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, 7/30/2015, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Technology Problems:

Students should contact the IT HELPDESK if there are problems accessing MyCharleston, paying tuition or paying a tuition deposit, or accessing campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email [email protected]  (option #3) – please include student full name and CWID if emailing.

 

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

 

How to become an Ebill Authorized User for your student: We highly encourage parents to become authorized users!

You can receive eBills by having your son/daughter sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system.  This allows you to receive a copy of the bill/statement when we bill the student through the email system. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive the student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email [email protected].

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

Email [email protected] or call if you have questions about moving in, the residence hall your student has been assigned to, roommate assignments, summer housing, or wish to share comments regarding the residence hall or residence life issues.

 

E-mail Notification:

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

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

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

 

Financial Aid Email: 843-953-5540

E-mails are sent pertaining to students about “missing or incomplete financial documents,” and “information concerning financial aid award packages”. In the email, students will be instructed to log into MyCharleston to review the current financial aid status. In some circumstances, there may be additional information needed to complete the financial aid file.

 

Office of Financial Assistance & Veteran Affairs: 843-953-5540

Parents and students complete the FAFSA to receive financial aid for the academic year. Financial aid includes grants, loans (student and parent), and federal work study. Students and parents can walk in and meet with a CofC financial aid counselor any time between 8:30-5 M-F during the summer and academic year. Email [email protected] with questions about financial aid award, loans, or scholarships.

 

Cost of Attendance: (creating a budget of all costs)

For information regarding the College of Charleston Financial Aid cost of attendance, please select options from the left column – http://finaid.cofc.edu/financial-aid-information/cost-of-attendance/index.php.

 

Information about types of scholarships: 843-953-5540

http://finaid.cofc.edu/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/index.php

 

Treasurer Semester Payment Plan: 843-953-5572

http://treasurer.cofc.edu/payment-plan/index.php

 

Parent Blog:  A Parent 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. 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.

Visit the CofC Parents Website:

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

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College of Charleston New Student Guide App is Available

The College of Charleston New Student Guide has gone mobile using Guidebook!!

We strongly encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at as a student and family member at CofC.   You’ll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule, review campus resources (at orientation and through the school year), view maps and read LOTS of general new student information.

The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices.

To get the guide, follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the app store for your phone or mobile device (Google Play for Android, App store for Apple or Blackberry world store for Blackberry)
  2.  Search under the term CofC or College of Charleston.
  3.  Look for New Student Guide (you may have to scroll down the list on an android device)
  4. Select download which will download the app. Next click on the download guides link at the bottom of the page.  The New Student Guide is the only one available at this time.

To view on the web:

Go to http://guidebook.com/guide/37233 to view it on your desktop computer.  You can bookmark the page to refer to it in the future.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected]

 

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Information about Work Study Programs at CofC

Students are not assigned to a work study position although some universities do this. If a student is awarded work-study as part of their financial aid award package at the College of Charleston it would be your student’s responsibility to seek positions looking for students with work-study, apply for jobs, and then interview with the hiring department(s). Students should begin this process as soon as they arrive in the fall. Departments will advertise their positions with the Career Center in August and begin the interview process early in the fall. Many departments on campus hire students with work study awards because their wages are paid in part by the student’s federal work study award which saves the hiring department money.

Students are encouraged to come prepared for the interview (see links below about interviewing and resumes). The Career Center is open 8:30-5 M-F and is located on the 2nd floor of the Lightsey Center. Encourage your student to meet with a staff member in the Career Center to discuss work study options for the academic year and do not wait to search for open positions. Contact the Career Center for an appointment by called 843-953-5692 or email [email protected]

 

 

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

College of Charleston

 

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CofC Family Weekly Updates – July 6-12, 2015

Important Dates:

  • July 9-10 Orientation 4 (registration for orientation is required)
  • July 12-August 15 – SPECTRA http://msps.cofc.edu/spectra/index.php
  • July 13-14 Orientation 5
  • July 16-17 Orientation 6
  • July 20-21 Orientation 7
  • July 23-24 Orientation 8

 

College of Charleston Academic Calendars:

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

 

Websites of interest:

 

Campus E-mails:

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

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

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

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

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

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

[email protected] – Questions about parking on campus

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

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

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

 

Orientation for new students & families: http://orientation.cofc.edu/

Every year, the College of Charleston’s Office of New Student Programs staff introduces over 2,000 incoming freshmen, transfer students and their families to the campus. Once your student is admitted they will participate in one of the ten 2-day new student orientations offered during the summer. Family members are welcome to attend the family orientation. If your student did not register you to attend family orientation email [email protected] and we will add you. View the orientation website for a generic schedule of events and frequently asked questions. Students will register for classes during orientation.

 

Summer Preview August 19-22 – a program for new students:

Summer Preview brings select groups of incoming first year students together who want to explore their new learning environment and get a head start on their college experience. A variety of themes are available but it is first come – first served. There are only two spots remaining in the Pre-Med summer preview. Academic and Student Affairs staff, faculty, and student peer mentors will support your student during this whole adventure: http://nsp.cofc.edu/summer-preview/index.php

 

Technology Problems:

Students should contact the IT HELPDESK if there are problems accessing MyCharleston, paying tuition or paying a tuition deposit, or accessing campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email [email protected]  (option #3) – please include student full name and CWID if emailing.

 

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

 

How to become an Ebill Authorized User for your student: We highly encourage parents to become authorized users!

You can receive eBills by having your son/daughter sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system.  This allows you to receive a copy of the bill/statement when we bill the student through the email system. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive the student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email [email protected].

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

Email [email protected] or call if you have questions about moving in, the residence hall your student has been assigned to, roommate assignments, summer housing, or wish to share comments regarding the residence hall or residence life issues.

 

E-mail Notification:

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

 

Problems with MyCharleston or campus email:

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

 

Financial Aid Email: 843-953-5540

E-mails are sent pertaining to students about “missing or incomplete financial documents,” and “information concerning financial aid award packages”. In the email, students will be instructed to log into MyCharleston to review the current financial aid status. In some circumstances, there may be additional information needed to complete the financial aid file.

 

Office of Financial Assistance & Veteran Affairs: 843-953-5540

Parents and students complete the FAFSA to receive financial aid for the academic year. Financial aid includes grants, loans (student and parent), and federal work study. Students and parents can walk in and meet with a CofC financial aid counselor any time between 8:30-5 M-F during the summer and academic year. Email [email protected] with questions about financial aid award, loans, or scholarships.

 

Cost of Attendance: (creating a budget of all costs)

For information regarding the College of Charleston Financial Aid cost of attendance, please select options from the left column – http://finaid.cofc.edu/financial-aid-information/cost-of-attendance/index.php.

 

Information about types of scholarships: 843-953-5540

http://finaid.cofc.edu/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/index.php

 

Treasurer Semester Payment Plan: 843-953-5572

http://treasurer.cofc.edu/payment-plan/index.php

 

Parent Blog:  A Parent 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. 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.

Visit the CofC Parents Website:

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

 

Listserv purpose:

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Summer Tutoring at the CSL

Dear Parents,

 

Please encourage your students who are taking Summer classes at the College to take advantage of available tutoring at the CSL during Summer I and Summer II. We are offering tutoring in Spanish and French, most Math classes, and paper consultation in all writing-based classes. Students who are interested in accessing a tutor should come to the front desk at the CSL during the business day (8:30 am-5:00 pm, M-F). The receptionist will give the student the tutor’s contact information, and it is up to the student to contact the tutor.

 

Please remind your students that,  as with so many things in life, instant gratification is often not possible,  and timing is everything. In other words, connect with the tutor early, well in advance of the first test, and often, as the tutor may be doing research, working another job, taking classes, etc., and may not respond immediately.

 

CSL tutoring is available at no extra cost to students. However, if a student is seeking a tutor in a subject area that we do not cover, or for some other reason would like a ‘private’ tutor, we are affiliated with Tutor Matching Service http://csl.cofc.edu/labs/private-tutoring/index.php , which manages a broad range of local and online tutors, many of whom are College of Charleston students. This is an easy way for students to quickly find tutors, their subject areas, price ranges, and availability.

 

Finally, students who are struggling with study strategies and effective techniques for one or more of their classes are welcome to make a Study Strategies appointment with one of our professional staff by contacting the front desk at the CSL.

 

Happy summer!

 

Lindy Coleman

Associate Director, Center for Student Learning

College of Charleston

843.953.8180

 

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CofC Faculty Honors List Information for Spring 2015 and Dean’s list for 2014-2015

The Spring 2015 Faculty Honors List can be viewed at http://registrar.cofc.edu/honors/index.php

The 2015-2016 Dean’s list is also available on the same page.

Faculty Honors List
After the end of each semester, the Office of the Registrar releases the faculty
honors lists to the Deans of each School for declared majors and the Vice
President of the Learning Experience, for undeclared students. Students are
named to this list that were enrolled in and completed at least 14 semester
hours and who earned a GPA of 3.80 (highly distinguished) or 3.60
(distinguished). In neither case may there be an “I” (Incomplete) or a grade
lower than “C.”

Dean’s List
The honor of inclusion on the College of Charleston’s Dean’s List is awarded to
students who have earned highly distinguished faculty honors for both the fall
and spring semesters of the academic year. Students who enter the College in
the second semester are consequently ineligible for the yearly class honors for
that academic year.

Any questions can be sent to [email protected].

Hometown news information can be found at http://mediarelations.cofc.edu/hometown-news/index.php

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CofC Parent Weekly Updates – June 8-14

Important Dates:

  • June 22-23- New student & family orientation (pre-registration for orientation is required)
  • June 25-26 – New student & family orientation
  • June 29-30 – New student & family orientation
  • July 3 – College of Charleston closed, no classes

 

College of Charleston Academic Calendars: (Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016 available)

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

 

Residence Life: 843-953-5523

Housing assignments for new students are now available in MyCharleston. Email [email protected] if you have questions about living on campus, residence halls, room or roommate assignments, or changing rooms. NOTE: Posting to the listserv will not ensure the inquiry will be routed to residence life. Please contact this department directly by email or phone.

 

Undergraduate Academic Services: [email protected]

The Office of Undergraduate Academic Services handles matters related to the academic well-being of all undergraduate students at the College of Charleston. This office assists with academic probation, dismissal questions, academic standards, taking a leave of absence, withdrawal requests, the Provisional Program, STEP program, or any problems affecting student academic success:

Questions about academic standing, academic probation, or academic dismissal should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Academic Services. Your student may contact Undergraduate Academic Services by phone (843-953-5674) or make an appointment online to meet with a staff member http://undergrad.cofc.edu/contact-us/index.php.

 

Minimum Scholastic Attainment:

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

*First year provisionally admitted students must earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA

  • 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.

 

Academic Advising & Planning Center: http://advising.cofc.edu/Students can make an appointment online using Appointment Manager.

 

Academic Planning Tools:

Check out the Student Resources suggested by the Academic Advising and Planning Center, including useful academic planning tools and campus resources to help you succeed at the College of Charleston.

 

Orientation for new students & families: http://orientation.cofc.edu/

Every year, the College of Charleston’s Office of New Student Programs staff introduces over 2,000 incoming freshmen, transfer students and their families to the campus. Once your student is admitted they will participate in one of the ten 2-day new student orientations offered during the summer.

 

Family members are welcome to attend the family orientation. If your student did not register you to attend family orientation email [email protected] and we will add you. View the orientation website for a generic schedule of events and frequently asked questions. Students will register for classes during orientation.

 

Summer Preview August 19-22 – a program for new students:

Summer Preview brings select groups of incoming first year students together who want to explore their new learning environment and get a head start on their college experience. A variety of themes are available but it is first come – first served. There are only a few spots remaining in the Pre-Med and Service Experience summer preview themes. Academic and Student Affairs staff, faculty, and student peer mentors will support your student during this whole adventure: http://nsp.cofc.edu/summer-preview/index.php

 

Berry Residence Hall – Living-Learning Communities for first year students on floors 4, 5, and 6: http://nsp.cofc.edu/llc/index.php – new students interested in this option should select Berry Residence Hall on the housing application. Space is limited!

 

Technology Problems:

Students should contact the IT HELPDESK if there are problems accessing MyCharleston, paying tuition or paying a tuition deposit, or accessing campus email. Call 843-953-3375 or email [email protected]  (option #3) – please include student full name and CWID if emailing.

 

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

 

How to become an Ebill Authorized User for your student: We highly encourage parents to become authorized users!

You can receive eBills by having your son/daughter sign you up as an Authorized User on the eBill system.  This allows you to receive a copy of the bill/statement when we bill the student through the email system. All billing information is sent to the student’s campus email account – to receive the student’s bill you must be an Authorized User! To become an authorized user visit the website at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill/index.php for instructions. If you have any questions email [email protected].

 

Parent Blog:  A Parent 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. 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.

2014-1015 Parent Survey:

Each year I assess your experience with the Parent Listserv and I need as many subscribers as possible to complete a brief survey – only 8 questions. Your responses are anonymous and I use this information to assure our campus leaders that parents view the listserv as a valuable resource. The more responses I have the better so please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Thanks to everyone who completed the survey so far. I appreciate your help!

Websites of interest:

 

Campus E-mails:

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

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

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

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

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

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

[email protected] – Questions about parking on campus

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

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

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

 

Visit the CofC Parents Website:

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

 

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2015-2016 CofC Family Calendar

The 2015-2016 CofC family calendar is available at http://orientation.cofc.edu/docs/1516-familycalendar.pdf

Families of new students who attend orientation this summer will receive a copy.

Due to cost, we are not able to mail copies to families who are not attending orientation.  For the non freshman parents, I suggest just printing out just the calendar pages which are 5-17.

Please note that dates are subject to change and will we try to send updates as they become available to us.

 

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