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College of Charleston Closed for Winter Break

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 19 December 2017 | 3:38 pm

The College of Charleston will be closed for winter break from December 21, 2017-January 1, 2018.  The Office of the Registrar will re-open on January 2, 2018.  We wish you a wonderful holiday season!

Office of the Registrar Closed 12/20/17

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 19 December 2017 | 3:35 pm

The Office of the Registrar will be closed on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 due to construction in the Lightsey Center.

We are pleased to announce a new Self-Service Banner (SSB) tool for students called Proxy Access Management that 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, you will control access rights, but with Proxy Access Management you 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, you 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)

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

The Office of the Registrar website contains additional information on Proxy Access Management including:

Collaborators on this project included the Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid, New Student Programs, Undergraduate Academic Services, Academic Experience, Academic Advising & Planning Center, and Information Technology.


Mary B.

Mary C. Bergstrom, Registrar
College of Charleston
Class of ‘90


Full Semester Course Withdrawal Deadline

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 12 October 2017 | 12:20 pm

Reminder: October 27, 2017 is the last day for students to withdraw from full semester classes.

Academic Calendar Updated Due to TS Irma

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 14 September 2017 | 8:26 am

The Fall 2017 academic calendar has been updated due to TS Irma.  Please take a few moments to review the changes by visiting:


Office of the Registrar Closed 9/8-9/12

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 7 September 2017 | 3:32 pm

Due to Hurricane Irma, the College is suspending all operations beginning Friday, September 8, through Tuesday, September 12. All classes and College events are cancelled for Friday, September 8, through Tuesday, September 12. Information will be provided at a later time regarding the reopening of campus facilities. Please note: the campus reopening may be delayed based on recovery efforts, and the College will communicate a firm date for reopening as soon as that information is available. Please be patient in this time of uncertainty.

RO Phone System Conversion 9/5/17

By Mary Bergstrom
Posted on 4 September 2017 | 11:05 am

The Office of the Registrar will be converting to the new VOIP phone system on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  It is possible that we may experience brief outages of individual office phone numbers as we finalize the conversion.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. In accordance with regulations issued under FERPA, the College of Charleston provides an annual notification to our enrolled students of their rights under FERPA; as well as an explanation of the exceptions under FERPA that allow the College to disclose information from the student’s education record without consent.

This notification is posted at the following link on the website of the Office of the Registrar:

For additional information or for questions concerning the College’s FERPA policy and procedures, please visit or contact the Office of the Registrar directly (email: or physical address:  160 Calhoun Street, Lightsey Center, Room 281).

The Office of the Registrar will be closed from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28 for professional development.

Office of the Registrar Closed for Solar Eclipse

By Julie Dahl
Posted on 18 August 2017 | 1:20 pm

The Office of the Registrar will be closed from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, August 21 to allow viewing of the total solar eclipse.

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