Update your contact information
Update your Cougar Alert contact information in MyCharleston (under the My Accounts tab). This is how the College will let you know about the status of classes and provide you with information about the storm.
Backup your files
Even in non-emergency situations, it’s a good idea to have spare copies of your personal data in case your computer becomes lost or damaged. Keeping backups will help ensure that you don’t lose potentially irreplaceable files. All CofC students get 30GB of storage space on Google Drive through their g.cofc.edu account. For students who need more space, we recommend purchasing an external hard drive.
Pack your laptop
If you are told to prepare for an evacuation, pack your laptop and charger in a waterproof container with your disaster supplies kit. Don’t wait until the last moment to pack!
Know where to get support
After the immediate danger has passed, you may find that one of your electronic devices has been damaged. Be sure you know how to contact technical support for your devices’ manufacturers. Contact information for common manufactuers is listed below.