Dean’s Corner

Message from the Dean – Fall 2022

Dear Honors Students,

Welcome to Fall 2022! The Honors Team is thrilled to have everyone back on campus. As I do at the start of every semester, I’ve outlined below some important info to help you start the year off strong.

Honors Plenary

Honors Plenary will look a little different this fall. This year, our annual kick-off event is only for incoming Honors students. If you’re new to the Honors community, you received an email earlier this month with event details for our Plenary meeting on Tuesday, August 23 at 4:00pm in Sottile Theater. If you’re a returning Honors student who already knows the lay of the land, the Honors Hub remains your one-stop-shop for all things Honors-related.

New-look Honors Hub

Speaking of the Hub, we’ve made some exciting updates. The site has received a much-needed facelift, been optimized for mobile, and is currently being reorganized for easier usage. We’ll continue to send out weekly Monday messages highlighting the many dynamic opportunities available to CofC Honors students.

Upcoming Honors events

It’s been a challenge these past few years for students to connect with other members of the Honors community, so we’re excited to be hosting more engagement opportunities throughout the year. First up, there’s Donuts with the Dean on Tuesday morning to celebrate first day of classes, and the Honors Student Association’s annual ice cream social on Friday. These events, and more, can be found on the Honors College Google calendar. Be sure to subscribe to stay up to date on Honors events!

Honors Center access

The Honors Center at 10 Green Way is once again open for business. The second floor study space is available for Honors students to use 24/7 throughout the semester. The only time it’s not open is when there’s a class meeting in the upstairs classroom (check the room schedule posted on the door frame going as you go up to the staircase).

We’re here to help
The Honors College is a community, made up of peers, faculty, and staff who are all available to support you and help you get the most out of your CofC experience. Don’t be afraid to take advantage of your community! When you need to, talk with your peers, support one another, and stay engaged with your Honors faculty advisor, seek out mental health resources. We’re all here to help you succeed!

With that, I’ll wish you all a terrific start to the semester.

Kindest regards,
Dr. MB

Elizabeth L. Meyer-Bernstein, PhD

Dean, Honors College
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: 843-953-2298
Office: 10 Green Way, Room 101