What are the Orientation Session Dates?

Summer 2015 Orientation

The following session is for students who are starting classes at the College of Charleston in fall 2015.  Orientation is a two-day experience and students are expected to attend all programming both days.

New students who pay the enrollment confirmation fee to the Office of Admissions at the beginning of March will receive information regarding orientation registration in the mail.  Students can complete their orientation registration online through MyCharleston starting March 18, 2015.  Students will include the number of family members attending family orientation on the student registration form.

HONORS COLLEGE prefers that their students attend session 1, 2, 4 or 6. At these Honors College Preferred sessions, Honors College faculty and staff will be available to meet with students for advising.

TRANSFER STUDENTS are welcome to attend any session 1-8, but we encourage them to attend those that are denoted as transfer preferred, sessions 3, 6, or 9. These sessions are designed especially for you.

 Session  Days of the week  Dates
Session 10** Thursday and Friday August 20 and 21 **Freshmen Students Only CLOSED
Session 11 Monday – Friday, Monday August 24-31 STUDENTS ONLY. There is no family orientation during this session.

Register online through your MyCharleston account
and the orientation office will contact you via email regarding the date and time for your session.

** Freshmen  –  Session 10 (August 20 and 21) is limited to freshman students.   

Sorority recruitment will be August 18-23. If you are participating in sorority recruitment you may attend any orientation session OTHER than sessions 9 or 10.

Summer Preview will be August 20-22.  If you are participating in summer preview you can attend any orientation session other than the August sessions.

Student Holds

All students have an orientation hold on their file until they attend orientation. It does not affect the ability to register for orientation.

Notification of Confirmation

Please do not make travel plans and/or lodging reservations until your assigned orientation date has been confirmed. One week after you have submitted your online registration form, you’ll be able to see your confirmation online. (We do not mail or email confirmations.) Log onto my.cofc.edu, select the “academic services” tab, locate the “orientation” box and click on “orientation session confirmation.”