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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. If you need an email account set up, please contact your supervisor or department chair.
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.
MyCharleston is your secure gateway to the College’s online services. To login, go to https://my.cofc.edu in a web browser. You will need a College-issued login and password.
Applicants and Accepted Students, use your College of Charleston ID number and the password you created when you logged in the first time, unless you have been communicated with by the Office of Admissions regarding your permanent credentials. Please see our Applicant MyCharleston FAQ for additional help.
Applicants must first use the customized link in the invitation e-mail that was sent to you after you applied. If you did not receive this e-mail or no longer have it, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will resend it within 3 – 4 days.
Financial Aid Students who have completed the FAFSA but not applied to the College, please contact the Office of Admissions at 843.953.5670.
Current Students, use your COUGARS username and password, the same combination you use to log into campus computers, like the ones in the Library, Stern Center, or Tate Center.
Faculty and Staff, use your COUGARS username and password, the same combination you use to log into your work computer.
If you have difficulty accessing MyCharleston, please contact Helpdesk at 843.953.3375 or email@example.com
Changing Your Security Questions for MyCharleston
- Login to MyCharleston.
- Select the My Accounts tab.
- Click the link Secret Questions and Answers Setup
- Login to the VPN. (If you do not know your questions and answers, select a different registration method)
- Under your Web Bookmarks click the link VPN Knowledge Base Question Maintenance.
Faculty and Staff Helpdesk
The Faculty and Staff Helpdesk can be contacted via telephone 843.953.3375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org during the normal business hours of Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm. Extended classroom support is available Monday – Thursday until 10:00 pm. Emergency after-hours support is available to Faculty and Staff Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 10:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 2:00pm – 10:00pm. Please leave a message including the nature of the emergency and contact information. The on-call technician will return the call within 30 minutes.
Student Computing Support
Student Computing Support (SCS) provides phone 843.953.8000 and email email@example.com support to students with computer problems from 8 am – 4 pm, Monday thru Friday. Walk-in technical support is available to students with laptops. SCS does not provide hardware repair, nor support for the ResNet Internet service in campus housing. Internet access and service problems in campus housing should be reported to Apogee at 1-855-290-7138.
The College has a licensing agreement with Symantec and offers Symantec Endpoint Protection. Visit antivirus.cofc.edu for more details. A client download is available for either on or off-campus users.
PLEASE NOTE: A user must be a member of the campus community with a valid username and password to logon and download the client.
- Login to MyCharleston.
- On the My Accounts tab select Access My Account Preferences for MyCharleston.
- Enter your current password and then your new password twice.
- Click the Save Changes button.
This will change your MyCharleston password, wireless password, email password, and computer password.
If you are unable to login to MyCharleston, please contact Helpdesk at 843.953.3375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Charleston Online Directory
College of Charleston students, faculty, staff, and departments may be contacted via email or phone. Use the online directory to lookup a specific individual or department.