Student Email or Cmail
Cmail is the College’s student email system powered by Google.
All College of Charleston applicants who have paid their tuition deposit with intent to enroll at the College of Charleston have a @g.cofc.edu email account that is accessible through mail.g.cofc.edu. Your Cmail account is used by the College to contact students with vital information, such as Financial Aid and class registration dates. You will receive information about the account and password at the email address you used on your application 48 hours after your tuition deposit is processed.
Faculty and Staff Email
Email accounts are created when you are hired if you are a permanent employee, or a faculty or adjunct faculty member. E-mail accounts are created for all others upon request by your supervisor. A Cougars account, which allows login to campus PCs and MyCharleston, is created for EVERY employee when hired.
Your email address at the College of Charleston is your Cougars username with @cofc.edu appended to it. For example, if your name was John Smith and your username was smithj, your email address would be email@example.com. This account is created upon your hiring at the College. If you don’t know your email account name and password, contact Helpdesk at 843.953.3375 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need an email account set up, please contact your supervisor or department chair.
This Policy and Procedure governs the security and confidentiality of personal information entrusted to the care of College of Charleston (“College”) to carry out its mission and to certain other sensitive information that is generated and owned by the College. This Policy and Procedure also establishes the principles and processes by which that information will be maintained and managed.
The South Carolina Family Privacy Protection Act provides, in relevant part:
§ 30-2-20. Privacy policies and procedures required of all state entities.
All state agencies, boards, commissions, institutions, departments, and other state entities, by whatever name known, must develop privacy policies and procedures to ensure that the collection of personal information pertaining to citizens of the State is limited to such personal information required by any such agency, board, commission, institution, department, or other state entity and necessary to fulfill a legitimate public purpose.
Implementation and adherence to this Policy and Procedure are necessary to comply with the cited statute and to provide for the protection of sensitive information that is maintained or owned by the College.
The specific purposes of this Policy and Procedure are:
- To establish a College-wide approach to information security.
- To prescribe mechanisms that help identify and prevent the compromise of information security and the misuse of data, applications, networks and computer systems.
- To define mechanisms to protect the reputation of the College and allow the College to satisfy its legal and ethical responsibilities to others.
- To prescribe an effective mechanism for responding to external complaints and queries about real or perceived non-compliance with this Policy and Procedure.
- To further reduce the risk of exposure and identity theft when a Social Security Number or other personal identifying information is used by the College as a primary identifier and to provide for the consistent, proper and secure management of such information.
This Policy and Procedure is applicable to all members of the College Community including our faculty, staff, students, visitors and contractors who have access to College records regardless of the medium in which those records are stored or where they are located.
Parking on Campus
Vehicles parked in a College of Charleston parking lot must have a valid permit properly displayed to avoid receiving a parking citation. Parking services issues parking permits for all surface parking lots and magnetic access cards for several garages located near campus.
Please contact the Office of Parking Services at 843.953.7834 for answers to all of your questions concerning parking on the College of Charleston campus.
Campus Parking Map
The campus parking map is available at http://parkingservices.cofc.edu/docs/map-only.pdf.
Due to the limited number of parking spaces available on the College of Charleston campus, all guests of the College should be directed to park in a parking garage or in metered parking spots. Any guest who considers parking in one of our surface lots is advised to read the posted signs very carefully, as most of our lots are 24-7 permit-only and subject to citations.
Four public parking garages are located close to campus:
- The College’s St. Philip Street Garage at 81 St. Philip Street (next to the Bell Building); the rate is $0.75 for the first half hour, and $1.00 per hour for each additional hour. The daily maximum is $16.00 per calendar day.
- The new garage on St. Philip Street between George and Liberty Streets; the rate is $2.00 for the first hour and $1.00 per hour for each additional hour. There is no daily maximum at this garage.
- The Wentworth Street Garage, located at the intersection of Wentworth and St. Philip Streets; the rate is $1.00 each for the first half hour, and $1.00 per hour for each additional hour. There is not a daily maximum at the Wentworth Garage.
- The Francis Marion Garage on King Street next to the Westin Francis Marion Hotel; the rate is $2.00 for the first hour, and $1.00 per hour for each additional hour. There is not a daily maximum at the Francis Marion Garage.
* Please note that garage rates are subject to change without notice.
Guest garage passes are available to hosting departments that wish to pay for their guests’ parking. Departments may contact the Office of Parking Services at 843.953.7834 for more information concerning garage guest passes.
SNAP (Students Needing Access Parity)
SNAP Services provides assistance and guidance to students with a documented disability to ensure equal access to all programs and services of the College.
Who Should Apply?
- Students with a documented learning disability, attention deficit, physical disability or psychological disability
- Students who received accommodations in high school
- Students who have extreme difficulty with language or mathematics courses despite studying an inordinate amount of time
How do I apply?
- Complete a SNAP application form, which can be obtained on the Center for Disability Services (CDS) website or by calling 843.953.1431.
- Submit the application and required documents to CDS/SNAP Services.
- Students will receive a letter of approval or denial within two to four weeks.If approved,make an appointment with a SNAP administrator to identify the services available to you; if denied,you may appeal to the Faculty Committee on Academic Standards.
Once a student is approved,SNAP Services provides:
- special advising and registration;
- reasonable accommodations specific to individual needs,based on medical documentation or psycho-educational assessment;
- communication with instructors, upon request,to
- make them aware of individual student needs and to identify reasonable accommodations;
- assistive technology (including reading software, Dragon Naturally Speaking, JAWS and Zoom Text);
- alternative courses to foreign language and mathematics/logic requirements if need is documented.
(If math is considered to be an essential component of the student’s major- a major in education or business,for example- alternatives to math/logic may not be used.)
SC Relay System: 711 (within SC) or 1.800.735.2905 nationally
CWID is the campus wide identification number assigned to all faculty, staff, and students. You can lookup your CWID through MyCharleston.
- Login to MyCharleston
- Click the My Accounts tab.
- View your CWID in the Cougar Card Mini Statement channel.
- Browse to MyCharleston, but do not login.
- In the Login box, click the link for Get Login Assistance.
- On the Login Assistance page, click the link to Locate Your CWID.
- Fill in the required fields and click Submit Information.
For undergraduate commencement information, please visit www.cofc.edu/seniorinfo/.
In order to graduate, ultimately, each student must:
- Complete all General Education and Institutional Requirements.
- Complete all Major and Degree Requirements (including concentration/cognate or minor if applicable).
- Apply for Graduation via MyCharleston (click on Apply for Graduation for more information or MyCharleston to apply via Banner Self-Service)
- Pay the Graduation Fee (after you apply to graduate – pay via your MyCharleston account just as you would any other academic fee)
- Review Diploma information (includes replacement information)
For graduate commencement information, please visit http://gradschool.cofc.edu/currentstudents/commencement/
Things to do before Graduate Commencement
- Apply for graduation.
- Graduation applications are only accepted online via MyCharleston. Log in, then click on the Academic Services tab. Then, click on the Banner Self Service Link. Next, click on “Student,” then “Apply to Graduate.”
- Complete your degree check.
- Ensure the Graduate School Office has a copy of your Program of Study form and any Program of Study Change forms you may have completed.
- If you have transfer credit, which has been approved by your program, please make certain that you have ordered an official copy of your transcript to be sent to the Graduate School Office (for students in Education programs) or to be your graduate program office (all other programs). Transfer credit needs to be manually applied to your student records and this takes time. So please request any transcripts as soon as possible.
- If you are completing a thesis, you must successfully defend your work and submit your thesis online.
- If comprehensive exams are required for your program, please arrange to take the exam on the scheduled dates.
- For information or questions regarding your degree check or graduation, contact the Graduate School.
- Take the financial aid exit interview.
- Purchase graduation regalia.
- Purchase from the College Bookstore. The prices are subject to change and do not include SC sales tax.
The eBills will be sent to all pre-registered students through their Cmail account and any Authorized User’s email address established in the eBill system. The instructions for adding an Authorized User in the e-Bill system can be found at treasurer.cofc.edu/ebill-tutorials/index.php .
View your eBill and all financial information through MyCharleston.
View eBill and all financial information by signing into eBill.
- eBill Overview Tutorial
- How do I add a new payment method?
- How do I view my saved payment methods?
- How do I edit or delete a saved payment method?
- How do I make a payment?
- How do I receive my refund by direct deposit?
- How do I set-up a refund direct deposit account?
- How do I add an authorized user?
- How do I add cougar cash on my eBill?
- How do I add dining dollars on my eBill?
The College of Charleston is located at 66 George Street in Charleston, South Carolina.
The College of Charleston welcomes visitors to its beautiful, historic campus. Interested students, parents and friends who visit our campus will find plenty of ways to enjoy it – from a stroll in the shade of the live oak trees draped with Spanish moss, to a step back in time as they enter the threshold of Towell Library, to a glimpse of the future in the Beatty Center at the School of Business.
The College of Charleston campus is located in one of the loveliest parts of the city of Charleston. The city’s location on the best harbor along the South Atlantic coast has made it a notable port of commerce for three centuries. It is one of the most historic cities in the U.S. and preserves all the flavor of its early heritage. In 2010, Travel & Leisure magazine readers listed Charleston as the No. 3 best destination in the world. Charleston joins New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Santa Fe, Quebec City, Vancouver, Montreal, Victoria and Seattle on that magazine’s list of 2007’s 10 best destinations in the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, Charleston has been ranked as one of the top 10 domestic travel destinations for the past 11 years in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s prestigious Readers’ Choice Awards.
Charleston offers all the benefits of urban living on a smaller scale. There’s a perfect balance of cultural offerings and recreational opportunities. Year-round, events keep the historic city of Charleston buzzing. Music and tempting aromas fill the downtown air. These activities run the gamut from world-renowned performances at the Spoleto USA Festival to the authentic taste of the Carolina Lowcountry at local oyster roasts.
Charleston County stretches from the mouth of the Santee River in the north to the mouth of the South Edisto River, with 91 miles of coastline on the Atlantic ocean and a total area of 888 square miles. The county’s coastline is made up of a chain of islands, which form a natural barrier between the ocean and the mainland. Throughout this region, fingers of the sea form numerous small inlets that reach inland. One of the largest and most beautiful is Charleston Harbor, into which the Ashley and the Cooper, two large tidal rivers, empty. The South Carolina Lowcountry is a term used to describe the palmetto state’s central and southern coastal counties including Georgetown, Charleston, Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper. This coastal region contains many salt marshes and estuaries, as well as a few natural ports. And the Lowcountry’s economic center is the port city of Charleston.
The Lowcountry has a subtropical climate. Coastal areas of the state have mild winters with high temperatures approaching an average of 60 degrees and overnight lows in the 40s.
To view your grades:
- Login to MyCharleston.
- Select the Academic Services tab.
- Select the desired term in the Student Grades channel and click Go.