What are the Orientation Session Dates?

SUMMER 2014 ORIENTATION

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 19, 2014.

Students register for orientation by logging into their MyCharleston account, selecting the academic services tab and going to the orientation box in the first column.  Students will need to complete the questions in the orientation registration booklet before they log in to register for orientation.

 Orientation Session Dates

 The following sessions are for students who are starting classes at the College of Charleston in fall 2014.  Orientation is a two-day experience and students are expected to attend all programming both days.

Session 1 Monday and Tuesday June 23 and 24 CLOSED 
Session 2 Thursday and Friday June 26 and 27 CLOSED
Session 3 Monday and Tuesday June 30 and 31 CLOSED
Session 4 Thursday and Friday July 10 and 11 CLOSED
Session 5 Monday and Tuesday July 14 and 15 CLOSED
Session 6 Thursday and Friday July 17 and 18  CLOSED
Session 7 Monday and Tuesday July 21 and 22  CLOSED
Session 8 Thursday and Friday July 24 and 25
Session 9* Monday and Tuesday August 11 and 12
Session 10** Thursday and Friday August 14 and 15

* transfers only, transfer students are welcome to attend any of the sessions 1 through 8, but you are eligible to attend an orientation session on August 11-12 (Session 9), which is designed especially for you. There are a limited number of seats available that we will reserve on a first-come, first-served basis.

** The August 14 and 15 session is limited to freshman students who live 700 miles or more away from Charleston, SC

Sorority recruitment will be August 12-17.  If you are participating in sorority recruitment you can attend any orientation session other than August 14-15 if you are eligible.

Summer Preview will be August 11-15.  If you are participating in summer preview you can attend any orientation session other than the August sessions.

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 on March 19, 2014.

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.”

Where is the Office of New Student Programs?

Office of New Student Programs

Physical Location of New Student Programs Office
Lightsey Center Annex
(Behind the College of Charleston Bookstore at 160 Calhoun St.)

Use this E-mail address for general inquiries
orientat@cofc.edu

Parents should use parents@cofc.edu for questions.

Office Hours
M-F 8:30-5:00
Closed SC state holidays

Phone Number
843.953.2017

Fax Number
843.953.5800

Mailing Address
Office of New Student Programs
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC 29424

Mission
The mission of the Office of New Student Programs is to assist all new and readmitted students and their families through educational programming and services that support and enhance the overall curricular and co-curricular experience. Services will include the development of diverse learning opportunities which facilitate student engagement and personalized peer education experiences.

How do I sign up for orientation?

Orientation

Orientation is a two-day program designed to help new students make a smooth transition to the College. All new students are expected to participate in both days of orientation before classes begin. Check-in for orientation occurs in the Cougar Mall between Maybank Hall and the Robert Scott Small building.

Students register for orientation by logging into their MyCharleston account with their permanent log in (which is comprised of letters), selecting the academic services tab and going to the orientation channel in the first column.  Students will need to complete the questions in the orientation registration booklet before they login to register for orientation.

To register for orientation, students must have paid their tuition deposit.

If you pay your tuition deposit after the registration form is available, please wait one week for your deposit to be processed before attempting to register.