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Update on Fall Semester Grading & Extension of Withdrawal Period

By | November 19, 2020

Provost and Executive Vice President for the Division of Academic Affairs Suzanne Austin and Speaker of the Faculty Simon Lewis shared the following message with the campus community on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2020:  Dear Campus Community: This has truly been an uncommon semester. Although many students are thriving this term, others are struggling, prompting renewed… Read More »

Spring Semester 2021 Calendar Announced

By | October 14, 2020

Provost and Executive Vice President for the Division of Academic Affairs Suzanne Austin shared the following message with the campus community on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, regarding the academic calendar for the spring 2021 semester:  Dear College of Charleston Community: This fall semester has provided all of us with some unique challenges, and I am… Read More »

Cougar Alert: Flooding May Worsen in Downtown Charleston

By | September 25, 2020

This is an important advisory from the College of Charleston’s Cougar Alert Emergency Notification System. Dear Campus Community, The City of Charleston has opened the Public Safety Operation Center in response to flooding downtown. The next high tide is around 4 p.m. today and is forecasted to be 7 feet, which could make some roads impassable, damage property and pose hazards… Read More »

Cougar Alert: Major Tidal Flooding Forecasted for Charleston Area

By | September 19, 2020

This is an important advisory from the College of Charleston’s Cougar Alert Emergency Notification System.  Dear Campus Community,  This weekend, the Charleston area will experience major tidal flooding, particularly downtown. High tides on Saturday, Sunday and into Monday could exceed 8 feet or more, which could make many roads impassable, damage property and pose hazards to pedestrians and motorists.  The next high tide in Charleston will occur around… Read More »

CofC Launches New COVID-19 Safety App

By | August 24, 2020

President Andrew Hsu shared send the following message to the campus community on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020: Dear Campus Community, I’m pleased to announce that the College of Charleston is launching a new smart phone app today that will assist us in keeping our campus community healthy and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students, faculty… Read More »

CofC Update on COVID-19 Testing Protocols

By | August 20, 2020

College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu shared the following message regarding new COVID-19 testing protocols with the campus community on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020:  Dear Campus Community,  I’m writing today to announce a significant change in our plans regarding COVID-19 testing of students living on campus.  When we first announced our Back on the Bricks plan on… Read More »

College to Suspend Non-Essential Operations at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 

By | August 3, 2020

The College of Charleston will suspend all non-essential operations beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, due to severe weather conditions expected from Tropical Storm Isaias.  Employees, including student workers, who are working from home as part of the modified Phase 2 of the Return to Work on Campus plan, should continue to work remotely today to the extent possible. Essential employees should… Read More »

Update on Tropical Storm Isaias (Sunday, August 2) 

By | August 2, 2020

 The College of Charleston Emergency Management Team continues to monitor the track of Tropical Storm Isaias.  A tropical storm warning is in effect for Charleston and surrounding counties, with tropical storm force winds (39 – 73 mph), significant rainfall, storm surge and coastal flooding possible for the Charleston area beginning Monday afternoon and into Monday night.  The storm is expected to produce up 3 to 6 inches of rain, which if combined with a high tide at 9 p.m.… Read More »